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AP European History

ahr99ahr99 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
I'm taking AP Euro, when's the best time to start studying for the test? How should I study and what books are good to use?
Also, how should I prep for the DBQ and any SAQ's?

Replies to: AP European History

  • macs122macs122 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    It was the only test the year I took it so I studied a great deal for it (more than I have for any other AP I have taken). If you have more than one I recommend starting in March-April. I used a combination of Crash Course which I highlighted and took some notes on and Princeton Review which I read once to fill in the gaps from crash course and to take the tests. If you do not practice DBQ's and SAQ's in class i recommend actually writing a few in the book and write outlines for others (I practiced in class so I just did outlines). I probably over prepped myself but it worked for me (I got a 5). Good Luck!!!
  • ahr99ahr99 Registered User Posts: 26 Junior Member
    @macs122 did you use the crash course book by larry krieger?
    also would you say these two books are 1.) good enough ALONE to get a 5, and 2.) the only books/ material i need to prep?

  • macs122macs122 Registered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
    Ya the crash course book by Larry Krueger. I wouldn’t say these two books alone are good enough to get a 5 because obviously you have to have a good deal of knowledge about European History from the class and just use these as a basic review. I just gave you how I studied for the test but that is what worked for me. I don’t know your study, memorization style. I’m sure your teacher will know more about how you learn so I would be sure to ask them what they reccommend. Just take my advice as a suggestion but I wouldn’t base all your studying off of it as plenty of other people didn’t do as much work as me and got the same score.
    Good luck
  • delhi007delhi007 Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
    Can someone confirm which Crash course book to buy. There were two options. The authors are same but the first one seems to be the latest edition. Someone specifically mentioned REA so wanted to confirm
    1) AP® European History Crash Course, 2nd Ed., Book + Online (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course) by Larry Krieger
    2) AP European History Crash Course (REA) (Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course) Paperback – 2009
    by Larry Krieger (Author)
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