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How to get a 5 on the AP US History Test!!!!

phd89phd89 Registered User Posts: 376 Member
I have to get a 5 on the U.S. History Ap test what do you think is the formula for getting the five!!!!!!!!!!

is it this

learning amsco+ us history text book = 5

calling all people who got a five on the U.S. History Test
What do i need to do which would gurantee me almost a 80-90% chance of getting a 5 on the U.S. AP exam
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Replies to: How to get a 5 on the AP US History Test!!!!

  • BlueDevilBBallBlueDevilBBall Registered User Posts: 691 Member
    awesome essays. getting 7's and above on all the essays assures you that you can get about 50% of the mcq and still be in the 5 range.

    if you suck at writing, then get 90% of the mcq's right. i think mcq's count for either 50 or 55% of the entire score, so you can't bomb it completely, whereas one or even two 'so-so' essays will be less detrimental. however, i still say if you get like 8's or 9's on all essays, and you don't get a 5, there is something wrong w/ you.
  • gotenks75gotenks75 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    REA. That is all that I used to study for the AP (along with having a....decent teacher). You dont have to know every little fact there is, and make sure you can write decent essays. I am pretty sure I got a 5 because of my good MC score and decent essays.
  • MarkSWMarkSW Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    I am taking APUSH as well. Hopefully I can pull off a five since recently i have been able to do well in my class. Most of the other students around me are having a tough time as I am cruising along most of the time. Except this recent test I got a "B" =o...i couldnt believe it. Anyway...i am pretty sure the best way is to read the history book you get and read REA as a supplement. If your teacher sucks, then just do as i said. Sometimes you can do well without reading much of the book as long as your teacher is good. Hopefully i can pul of the 5 and hopefully you can as well.
  • qwertythejediqwertythejedi Registered User Posts: 168 Junior Member
    I agree with gotenks. Use REA. Also practice with past tests. If you know your history, you should have no problem getting a 5.
  • phd89phd89 Registered User Posts: 376 Member
    any thing else, how could i prepare for the essays is there like a book and how could i prepare my self for the multiple choice so i feel confident about that 5. Also could i supplement Amsco for REA eventhough i have both or should i prepare form both books at the same time by reading the same chapters from both books!!!!!!!!!
  • amu521amu521 Registered User Posts: 111 Junior Member
    um, at my school we used a college level text called Norton A People and a Nation and I took all the online practice tests on that and tehn I typed all the vocab up in AMSCO with like definitions. My teacher was pretty good though. However I didn't actually read AMSCO or my textbook so take that as you wish.
  • darkrulerIIdarkrulerII Registered User Posts: 1,106 Senior Member
    Im kinda worried about the test, b/c although I know the MC questions we do in class like the back of my hand, we have never practiced any DBQs, and any free response essays are just homework.
  • phd89phd89 Registered User Posts: 376 Member
    I Need More Informtion Guys Keep Posting !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • vu_preuss_06vu_preuss_06 Registered User Posts: 1,179 Senior Member
    Don't be like me with dyslexia and see 10:10 on the board as the end time instead of actual 10:01 written, that's how you get screwed over.
  • silas101silas101 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    i got a 4, hardly opened the book
  • Business_FreakBusiness_Freak . Posts: 567 Member
    I also vote for REA.
  • naj7488naj7488 Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    I slept through the class itself and then did some quick review (maybe a week before the test) and I got a 5. The amsco book was really quality. I vote you use that book.
  • Business_FreakBusiness_Freak . Posts: 567 Member
    AMSCO is good, but its HUGE!
  • BCCBCC Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Got a 5, hardly opened the book (never finished a single chapter), but had a great teachers. And the notes on the internet and the practice AP test that I took before was helpful.

    By the way, last year we had an essay that talked about Civil Rights and I related the movement to X-Men, I thought it was pretty funny. =D

    I second REA.
  • naj7488naj7488 Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    There is a lot of fluff in it. I always skipped the essay section after each chapter, and then there is a practice test in the back. If you skip that stuff then it's not that bad.
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