AP European History Help?

My school only allowed 1 as a sophomore…obviously, you’re a very smart sophomore if you can handle 3 AP. I took 1 AP and 3 honors courses sophomore year.</p>

im not that smart, just work hard, have motivation, asian mom. it all helps, haha</p>

Ok, and oh, Asian mom…see I’m in piano, and I know kids that get pushed really hard in that too because of their parents, I’ve seen it before.</p>

yeah, its tough stuff… oh well, hopefully i wont snap by senior year, haha</p>

yeah what will you have to take then- 7 AP or something…</p>

uhmm junior year im taking AP Bio, Ap Chem, APES, APUSH, AP eng lit, IB precalc, IB french3
senior year? TOK, AP Calculus BC, IB bio, Ib History of the Americas, IB french 4 (have to be like fluent), IB english, and probably IB Chem. sooo…only 1 ap, but the rest are IB hell classes, haha</p>

I’ve never taken IB cause my school doesn’t have that, but still, it’s like AP cause it’s college level also basically.</p>

yeah they say its worse than college itself, im not looking forward to it. social life? yeah right.</p>

I’m looking thru Euro stuff, and I already know my weak theme will be art type stuff- artists and literature specific info, because my teacher never seemed to stress that on tests, so I didn’t study it. I know music history (because I’m going to college as a music major) and political history (that’s the most interesting to me in history in general), and I can study the economic & religious stuff too. So, definitely not going to choose an essay question on art or literature if I can avoid it!!!</p>

I’ve had no life this year outside of school and college piano auditions, in which I was gone from school, even around 1st semester finals week- which was not a good time to miss! </p>

If you’ve looked at college schedules, you are in class less hours during the week than in high school, so that’s part of why it’s more difficult to take so many AP/IB classes in high school than just taking the corresponding college courses, except you have more outside of class work in college, but more time to do it.</p>

@JoelFL, I’m taking full IB as well as 7 APs through self-study, and I can attest that they are equally difficult. Some AP classes are significantly harder than their IB counterparts, and some IB classes are the same way. I have one question though, how are you taking only one year of IB english?</p>

I dont know, it’s just how my school doees it I guess? you seem like you’re…busy, to say the least, lol. Glad to see another IB kid on here, but in the end we all take the same test, right?</p>

Euro test in two days! How is everyone studying up? I had my last Euro class today…Does anyone have any final advice?</p>

i took euro last year (it was my first ever ap test) and got a 5. i usually have no problem with multiple choice, so i blew through it. i’d suggest others do the same, in the sense that you keep a fast pace and don’t trip yourself up. if you don’t know a question immediately, spend a few extra seconds on it, not minutes. i had a couple of very smart friends who didn’t finish because they’re slow workers, and both ended up with 4s when they were capable of 5s. put an answer down and if you’re not sure about it, circle it and come back to it after you’ve finished all of the questions. doing extremely well on the multiple choice is the best way to ensure that you get a 5. if you can get into the mid-60s to 70s (questions, not percentages - though once you hit 50, you’re definitely set up for a 5) range, as long as you don’t completely blank on the free response section, you’re set.</p>

for the essays:
immediately plan your dbq and decide which frqs you’ll do. try to write as much as you can for your dbq, don’t skimp. it’s the most important essay. however, i recommend always leaving off conclusions and coming back if you have time. they’re the least important part of your essay and if you’re pressed for time like i was, the points that you can gain if you spend the time fleshing out another essay is worth whatever small deduction you’ll get on the conclusion-less one (if any). FORCE YOURSELF TO RATION YOUR TIME. even more people didn’t finish their essays and ended up with lower scores than they wanted. even if you aren’t finished with one essay, go to the next and come back if possible. it’s relatively easy to get at least a 6 on everything even if you rush through. it’s not worth spending an hour and a half on the dbq and getting a 9 if you end up not getting to your frqs.</p>

most importantly: don’t freak out! i took a class and did very well in it. i didn’t start studying until two hours before the exam and started freaking myself out when i started seeing a bunch of terms i couldn’t remember. i still ended up feeling over prepared. you’ll all be fine. :)</p>

Can anyone go through a discussion on what the European Union is? My textbook and my teacher only briefly mentioned it, and I don’t really know what it is, but it sounds important.</p>

The European Union (EU) started out as the European Economic Community (EEC). So they’re interchangeable. It came about after WWII and is an international organization of countries. It’s was established through the Mastricht Treaty. It’s first goal was political stability, and it’s second economic stability.</p>

Also can we go through art? I have no idea about that besides Renaissance art, baroque, mannerism, and realism. But what’s everything else, ahha?</p>

thanks for the EU info- forgot it was also called the EEC, so I can talk about it as either of those, good!</p>

Anyone care to explain enlightened absolutism? Like in Russia at that time and stuff, cause I don’t know a lot about that?</p>

And I agree that some knowledgeable art person should go through art, cause that’s my weakest area I think.</p>

Main differences between communism and socialism? I keep getting those confused…</p>

For enlightened absolutism a main ruler was Joseph II. Most of the leaders agreed and supported enlightened reforms, but they didn’t want to loose the support of the nobles, and if they instituted the reforms then they would loose noble support. So it was more of a “theory” almost a politique-y thing. None of them actually did anything with their Enlightened beliefs, except I think that Joseph II freed the Prussian serfs, and that didn’t end well…</p>

Socialism and communism are alike in that both are systems of production for use based on public ownership of the means of production and centralized planning. Socialism grows directly out of capitalism; it is the first form of the new society. Communism is a further development or “higher stage” of socialism.</p>

Know that the treaty of maastrict made EEC into the EU, and the treaty of rome made the EEC itself. </p>

@dreamawake35 theres impressionism, post impressionism, cubism, ermm… rocco, other stuffs</p>