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How difficult was the AP Human Geography Exam?

DartmouthBoundDartmouthBound Posts: 94Registered User Junior Member
edited April 2012 in History & Social Sciences
I was looking around this forum for some information on the APHG exam and I was surprised to see that it wasn't mentioned very often.

If you've taken this exam, would you consider it one of the more difficult ones or an easier exam to pass?
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Replies to: How difficult was the AP Human Geography Exam?

  • IsurusIsurus Posts: 328Registered User Junior Member
    It was very easy. I got a five on it self-studying Sophomore year.
  • knelz13knelz13 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    I got an 88 in my AP Human Geography class my freshman year & got a 4 on the exam. I did not read any of the Barron books for the exam, only studied by textbook and vocabulary. Rubenstein Vocab flashcards | Quizlet <--- This link helped me ALOT, it has all of the vocabulary from the Human Geo textbook by Rubenstein. If you know your material, and do fairly well on the vocab quizzes, you should be fine. Write practice essays from the released essay section on College Board, do ANY practice multiple choice test you can find online (just google search one, tons come up). Good luck!
  • higheredaspirerhigheredaspirer Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    This exam is definitely one of the easier ones. I took the exam on a lark, no studying, cracking open a book, looking up format, etc. and got a 4. I'm taking the test again this year so I can get a 5, but I'm positive that only minimal preparation would be necessary to get there.
  • SaahilSaahil Posts: 60Registered User Junior Member
    I've taken lots of APs and human geo is by far the easiest in my opinion. Lots of freshmen in Florida take the class and thus the curve makes it easier to get a 5
  • DarthpwnerDarthpwner Posts: 1,007Registered User Senior Member
    @higheredaspirer did you just look at the book the weekend before?
  • dirkslam41dirkslam41 Posts: 732Registered User Member
    Don't underestimate this "easy" test. I got a 2 because my teacher sucked ass; it was her first year. I highly recommend you get a review book because this year has only a 51% pass rate.

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  • statlantastatlanta Posts: 732Registered User Member
    Read barron's a couple of times and made notecards in the months leading up to the test. No class and I took it as a sophomore and got a 5.
  • higheredaspirerhigheredaspirer Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    Darthpwner, I took APES the same year I took the human geo test and some of the concepts overlap.
  • letjustinletjustin Posts: 409Registered User Member
    APHG was my very first AP and I OVER STUDIED A LOT! Do not be discouraged by the low passing rates, the test is not very difficult. Self-study with the Barrons and/or Princeton until you can open up to any page, point to a random spot, and be able to explain thoroughly. If you do that, you'll get a 5.
  • JordanSaidWhatJordanSaidWhat Posts: 398Registered User Member
    I took AP Human Geography as a freshman, in 2010. It was my very first AP class and AP exam, and all my prep included was reading an OLD Barron's book. That thing seemed archaic, pre-2000 maybe even. I made a 4, and that was before they removed the -1/4 rule. My program was terrible, and I practically self-studied. I was the only student in my graduating class to pass the exam, and 60+ students took the exam after the year-long course. Sad, ain't it?

    Read a prep book, and you'll be fine. :)
  • goldmindgoldmind Posts: 347- Member
    you'll be fine just get a review book, i got a pr book and its pretty good. it has a high failure rate because of all the freshmen that take the exam and that arent prepared for it so if you are in the upper 75 percentile you will be fine.
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