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AP World History--how is it?

coolapple1coolapple1 Registered User Posts: 347 Member
edited March 2011 in History & Social Sciences
I'm wondering if I should take it! Is it hard? Is it much like APUSH?
I need your input on the course! Thanks :)
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Replies to: AP World History--how is it?

  • YaziinyzYaziinyz Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    Yeah...me too. I wonder...hmmm..??? And should I take it without taking the class?
  • HappymadnessHappymadness Registered User Posts: 79 Junior Member
    I am in the APWH class. My teacher is not that great, at all. I feel like I am self-studying the entire course, and the only thing he is doing is shoving vocab words down our throat, reinforcing the (little amount) of information he finds important, and giving us pointless reading quizzes. I like to think my teacher WANTS everyone to fail his class. The highest anyone has ever gotten in his APWH class is a 95%, I'm barely pulling a 93%. :/

    I use the World Civilizations: The Global Experience 5th ed. textbook, and I think it's okay. It has its fair share of different/difficult reads, and it really goes into heavy detail most of the time but there are times when it would say something broad like "Under Catherine the Great, Russia continued its regional squabbles with the Ottoman Empire" -- then moves on to the next topic. But overall I think it's good if you really want to learn some World History. Otherwise, I would find a comprehensive review book and use that as a main learning guide and possibly having a textbook when you come across information you feel you're lacking in.

    Use your online resources! Google some websites. I found a ton and they're super helpful. Using as many resources as you can will help you in the long run.
  • SeekingUniSeekingUni Registered User Posts: 2,188 Senior Member
    It's a lot different than APUSH in that it's more broad, abstract, and thematic. APUSH is very matter-of-fact while APWH has a lot of free- and critical-thinking questions and themes.

    I really didn't like APWH because it wasn't direct and organized; there's so much to cover that it just can't be.
  • YaziinyzYaziinyz Registered User Posts: 106 Junior Member
    No answered my question, is it allowed to take the AP Test without the class?
  • Swim18Swim18 Registered User Posts: 274 Junior Member
    ^ yeah you can self study it
  • mikepavlovmikepavlov Registered User Posts: 37 Junior Member
    is it allowed to take the AP Test without the class?

    Yes, why not? But you need to study harder to get high score
  • dark knightdark knight . Posts: 775 Member
    AP World is a problem. Personally I like Traditions and Encounters by Bentley and Ziegler. Unfortunately, all the prep books are equally bad. JMO!
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