AAAAHHHHH!!!! AP World in a few days?

<p>Hey y'all. I am taking the AP World exam on Thursday. I am doing some practice questions now... and doing poorly on them. How hard is the exam? I took AP USH on Friday and it seemed pretty easy. How hard is it in comparison? Thanks for y'all's help.</p>

<p>Are you self-studying? If so, I'm pretty much in the exact same boat. I took the APUSH exam, and it wasn't that bad, but I know they're really different. Ugh. At least the curve is pretty lenient.</p>

<p>I think that you should just go over the pre books for 'several times' and try to know as much in detail as possible about the index and glossary.</p>

<p>though AP USH might be much easier this year, the EURO his is much harder i think.</p>

<p>But anyway the MC parts of the released exams are not difficult but, some of the Qs are about commonsense and need a lil bit more 'caution'. So just go through the book and read carefully when u do MC.</p>

<p>We are in the same boat. =D</p>

<p>I am self-studying.</p>

<p>but I'm taking World History 2 Honors this year. Didn't take World History I</p>

<p>World was easier for me than APUSH, and I feel pretty good about US friday. Last year I spent about 20 hours with a review book and got a five, I think it is the easiest AP I have taken, Don't sweat it!</p>

<p>Any rhyme or reason into the free-response?</p>

<p>What's the best way to review for the free response? I know how to write it and i read the princeton review, but I'm very worried that I won't know enough on the topic given. Any tips?</p>

<p>I'm taking the class and my history teacher gave us the following suggestions for the actual test:</p>

<p>Do your DBQ first. It is the easiest of all of them since you do not need to know the actual information at all. Do not spend more than 70 minutes for the DBQ. If you need extra time, take it, but do not go over 70 minutes. It is better to write a 5/5/5 than a 9/4/0. </p>

<p>The questions for multiple choice focus more on synthesis than anything. You should get about 60% on the multiple choice to get a passing score. Obviously you should do just as well on the essays, but anything above 60% is "insurance". </p>

<p>Names are not required but can score serious points on a CCOT or Comparison essay if you know them well enough. Know the important important people: Gandhi, Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Qin Shi Huangdi, to name a few. If you do not know any then ti tis still possible to get a 5. If you happen to know a name and can mention it, go for it. </p>

<p>If you have 60 minutes left for two essays, its best to dedicate the time 40/20, with 40 minutes going towards a good essay on something you are comfortable with, and the 20 minutes going towards a so-so essay on something you are not so comfortable with. If you need to, use the 'vomit method' where you just put facts down on the sheet in complete sentences. You do not need introduction sentences or a thesis to score 3 or 4 points. </p>

<p>The best thing to do is to NOT FREAK OUT. If you are self studying reading through the book this late may not be helpful as much as it could have been earlier in the year. </p>

<p>Just study a bit and do not freak out. Good luck! :)</p>