AP Euro-I think that I am screwed!!!!!!!!!!!

<p>Alright-I have been looking around for a while now on what other people are doing in their AP Euro class-based off several threads.
After considerable though i think that my teacher has not been preparing us at all for the AP test in May.
1) I don't know what a DBQ is-my teacher has never mentioned it at all
2) All we do is outline chapters from our textbook
3) Our teacher gives no lectures really in class-we watch a lot of movies instead. Other times he just asks random questions and never explains anything.
4) We do random projects and read fiction such as Candide and the Agony and the Ectasy
This course though is challenging-half my class got c's and below, probably because he never explains anything. I work hard and do well on his tests and am the only person who knows the answers to my teacher's questions.
I really enjoy this class for it is history and it is challenging but I fear I will not be prepared for the test in May, since when I get back we will only be starting the French revolution.
How can I prepare on my own-what is the best review book?
Any other advice is appreciated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Future thanks!!!:)</p>

<p>mistyrain a DBQ is a document based question in which you write an essay based off of a series of primary source documents. It is the first essay out of 3 on the Euro exam and is the most important essay. It is not extremely difficult to master if you understand point of view and how to write a good expository essay. The best review book for the review section for AP euro is Modern European History. Also pick up REA just to be safe. </p>

<p>Here is a really good site for practice DBQ's and a really solid review section:</p>

<p><a href="http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/dbqmenu.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/dbqmenu.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>yes, i agree REA is a good one.
i got a 3 and i didn't really study all year.. and the course was very challenging with tough critical thinking tests and a SUPERB teacher. but anyway, i think you really need to get into the nitty-gritty (i love that expression i had to throw it in :P) facts of it all and make sure you memorize important treaties and such. the outlining textbook thing is good... only if you're comprehending what you're writing. it won't be to any use if you just blindly write down information. because you say you're getting high grades on your teacher's tests and are the only one that can answer his questions and such, you're on the right track. as i said just memorize... and get the time factor in there somehow. its a tough thing to get 80 questions in whatever little time they give you. if ya want more info you can always PM me... although i'm not sure what more help i can be since i only got a 3 hahaha. best of luck :)</p>

<p>yeah if you need any further help with DBQ's - im me at michblue22</p>

<p>Ive helped a few out on this site.</p>

<p>Thanks you guys-you made me feel better:)
I think I will go to the bookstore tomorrow get the two books you suggested.
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</p>

<p>I got the REA book yesterday and just having it makes me feel smarter!
I really like the fact that there is a CD with it that contains timed practice tests!!!!!!!!
Thanks you guys so much and I'll order the other book from Amazon</p>