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Self study for AP european history

smallhubbubsmallhubbub Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited October 2011 in History & Social Sciences
I plan on reading "A History of the Modern World" by Palmer/Colton and "Modern European History" by Birdsall S. Viault. Are there any test prep books that you recommend? thanks
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Replies to: Self study for AP european history

  • akbataakbata Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    Princeton Review never failed me once. All my friends told me to SS the AP Euro exam, but I was too lazy. I regret not taking it, since people who did SS said it was so easy. Many of them got fives by reading the PR and reading the wikinotes for their textbook (forgot name). Also, be familiar with how to write the essays. They shouldn't be too different from APUSH or APWH.
  • waitingforivywaitingforivy Registered User Posts: 878 Member
    When I took the AP Euro exam and got a 5, Princeton Review was my best friend! I would recommend it over the textbooks, since the textbooks tend to have more information than you need. The only thing they're good for is if you're learning slowly throughout the year, or to look up information for an essay topic you can use for a variety of prompts, such as WW1 or the French Revolution or something.

    Also, the REA flashcards are genius. Not the review book, they make a separate book of flashcards. At least two of the facts I learned from those flashcards were multiple choice questions on the test.

    The "5 Steps to a 5" book isn't thorough enough, and in my opinion, a waste of time.
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