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Students spend the school year preparing for the AP U.S. History test. Now it?s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP U.S. History exam requires more than knowing the ...
Students spend the school year preparing for the AP U.S. History test. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP U.S. History exam requires more than knowing the material—students need to get comfortable with the test format itself, prepare for pitfalls, and arm themselves with foolproof strategies. That’s where the Kaplan plan has the clear advantage.
Kaplan AP U.S. History 2012 contains many essential and unique features to help improve test scores, including:
Kaplan AP U.S. History 2012 authors Krista Dornbush, Steve Mercado, and Diane Vecchio have a combined total of over 40 years of experience teaching U.S. History as well as World and European History. Their expertise has helped make this and other books the best that Kaplan has to offer in AP test prep.
Kaplan AP U.S. History 2012 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We invest more than $4.5 million annually in research and support for our products. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date. Kaplan AP U.S. History 2012 is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to do better on the AP U.S. History test!
Posted July 10, 2012
I used this book and I got a 4 on the National Exam! That probably came from a huge mixture of myself and my teacher, but the book really helped, especially with review. Also I started reviewing with the book like two weeks before the test...don't do that! What I did was split up the pages based on how many days before the test I wanted to be done and read that many per day. For each page I'd summarize outloud what I just read to help me remember it.
One of the awesome things about the book is the end-of-chapter mini quizzes! They are kind of easy, but they tell whether or not you were paying attention.
This book is nice because, unlike our textbooks, it gives you the main and most important details. It also has a bunch of sample essays and even two full length tests. The practice DBQs actually have pictures like the real ones sometimes do. The diagnostic test at the beginning was helpful as well.
I haven't used any other AP guides other than Kaplan since this was my first AP class I've taken, but my teacher recommended it and it worked well for me!
Good luck anyone taking this course!