United States History

Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination

Author: John J. Newman

Publisher: Ingram

ISBN: 9781567656602

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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To provide comprehensive review of U.S. history, from pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas to the war in Iraq and thorough preparation for the Advanced Placement exam.

United States History

The Best Test Preparation for the Advanced Placement Examination

Author: Jerome McDuffie,Gary Piggrem,Steven E. Woodworth

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780878913329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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A NEWER EDITION OF THIS TITLE IS AVAILABLE. SEE ISBN: 978-0-7386-0624-8 Get the AP college credits you've worked so hard for... Our savvy test experts show you the way to master the test and score higher. This new and fully expanded edition includes a comprehensive review course of all the topics covered on the exam: the Colonial Period, the American Revolution, the U.S. Constitution, Westward expansion, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Industrialism, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Vietnam Era, Watergate, Carter, and the New Conservatism. Features 6 full-length practice exams with all answers thoroughly explained. Includes CD-ROM software containing 3 of the book's tests as timed, computerized exams that provide actual exam conditions with controlled timing and question order. Your score and test performance are automatically calculated plus the program provides analysis of your performance with suggestions for further study. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking strategies, powerhouse drills and study schedule that get you ready for test day. DETAILS - Comprehensive, up-to-date subject review of every US history topic used in the AP exam - 6 full-length practice exams. All exam answers are fully detailed with easy-to-follow, easy-to-grasp explanations. - CD-ROM TESTware program containing 3 of the book's 6 practice exams to give you the closest thing to experiencing an exam live at a computer testing center. - Study schedule tailored to your needs - Packed with proven key exam tips, insights and advice SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS TESTware CD-ROM is both Windows and Macintosh compatible. > Suitable for any PC with 16 MB of RAM minimum, Windows 98 or later. > Any Macintosh with a 68020 or higher processor, 16 MB of RAM minimum, System 7.1 through 10.2x. TABLE OF CONTENTS ABOUT OUR BOOK AND TESTware ABOUT THE TEST ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTION SCORING THE EXAM CONTACTING THE AP PROGRAM AP U.S. HISTORY STUDY SCHEDULE AP UNITED STATES HISTORY COURSE REVIEW 1 The Colonial Period (1500-1763) 2 The American Revolution (1763-1787) 3 The United States Constitution (1787-1789) 4 The New Nation (1789-1824) 5 Jacksonian Democracy and Westward Expansion (1824-1850) 6 Sectional Conflict and the Causes of the Civil War (1850-1860) 7 The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877) 8 Industrialism, War, and the Progressive Era (1877-1912) 9 Wilson and World War I (1912-1920) 10 The Roaring Twenties and Economic Collapse (1920-1929) 11 The Great Depression and the New Deal (1929-1941) 12 World War II and the Post-War Era (1941-1960) 13 The New Frontier, Vietnam, and Social Upheaval (1960-1972) 14 Watergate, Carter, and the New Conservatism (1972-2001) AP UNITED STATES HISTORY PRACTICE TESTS Test 1 Answer Sheet Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Test 2 Answer Sheet Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Test 3 Answer Sheet Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Test 4 Answer Sheet Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Test 5 Answer Sheet Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers Test 6 Answer Sheet Answer Key Detailed Explanations of Answers INSTALLING REA's TESTware Technical Support USING YOUR INTERACTIVE TESTware About Research & Education Association AP US HISTORY EXCERPT ABOUT OUR BOOK AND TESTware This book - along with our exclusive AP U.S. History TESTware software - provides an accurate and complete representation of the Advanced Placement Examination in U.S. History. REA's comprehensive course review, frequently cited as the best on the bookshelf, and our six practice exams are based on the format of the latest AP U.S. History Exam. Each of our practice exams includes every type of question that you can expect to encounter when you take the AP exam. Following each REA practice exam is an answer key complete with detailed explanations. Our explanations are designed to contextualize he material so that it will stick with you and thus boost your command of the subject matter and the ins and outs of the AP itself. Our printed practice exams 4, 5, and 6 are also on CD-ROM are part of our interactive AP U.S. History TESTware. Taking the exams on the computer will afford you additional study features and the benefits of enforced timed conditions, individual diagnostic analysis of what subjects need extra study, and instant scoring. For your convenience, our TESTware has been provided for you in both Windows and Macintosh formats. Many features are included that you will find helpful as you prepare for the AP U.S. History Test. See page ix for our study schedule and guidance on how to gain maximum benefits from this book and software package. (For instructions on how to install and use our software, please refer to the appendix at the back of the book.) By studying our review section, completing all six practice exams, and carefully checking the answer explanations, students can discover their strengths and weaknesses and prepare themselves effectively for the actual AP U.S. History Examination. Teachers of AP U.S. History courses will also find REA's book and software to be an excellent resource in the classroom. In fact, many AP instructors use it as a supplementary text because it so comprehensively supports and addresses specific curriculum objectives for the course and exam. Our interactive TESTware software is an outstanding tool to help boost your students' test-taking confidence. For TESTware site-license information, point your Web browser to www.rea.com and click on "Teachers' Corner." ABOUT THE TEST The Advanced Placement Program is designed to allow high school students to pursue college-level studies while attending high school. The three-hour five-minute AP U.S. History exam is usually given to high school students who have completed a year's study in a college-level U.S. History course. The test results are then used to determine the awarding of course credit and/or advanced course placement in college. According to the College Board, students taking this exam are called upon to demonstrate "systematic factual knowledge" and bring to bear critical, persuasive analysis of the full sweep of U.S. history. This is why we make every effort to establish and build upon context for you, rather than encouraging rote memorization of disconnected facts. The AP U.S. History Exam is divided into two sections: 1) Multiple-Choice: This section is composed of 80 multiple-choice questions designed to gauge your ability to understand and analyze U.S. history from the Colonial period to the present. The majority of the questions, however, are based on 19th- and 20th-century history. This section tests factual knowledge, scope of preparation, and knowledge-based analytical skills. You'll have 55 minutes to complete this section, which accounts for 50 percent of your final grade. 2) Free-Response: This section is composed of three essay questions designed to measure your ability to write coherent, intelligent, well-organized essays on historical topics. The essays require you to demonstrate mastery of historical interpretation and the ability to express views and knowledge in writing. The essays may relate documents to different areas, analyze common themes of different time periods, or compare individual and group experiences which reflect socioeconomic, racial, gender, and ethnic differences. Part A consists of a mandatory 15-minute reading period, followed by 45 minutes during which you must answer a document-based question (DBQ), which changes from year to year. In Part B the student chooses to answer on two of the topics that are given. You will have 70 minutes to write these essays. The free-response section counts for 50 percent of your final grade. These topics are broken down into thirds: - Political Institutions (1/3rd) - Social and Economic Change (1/3rd) - Behavior and Public Policy, Diplomacy and International Relations, Intellectual and Cultural Development (1/3rd) The time periods covered are as follows: - Pre-Colonial through 1789 (1/6th of exam) - 1790-1914 (1/2 of exam) - 1915-present (1/3rd of exam) ABOUT THE REVIEW SECTION This book begins with REA's concise yet thorough 230-page review of U.S. history designed to acquaint you with the exam's scope of coverage. Our review covers these topics and historical time periods: - The Colonial Period (1500-1763) - The American Revolution (1763-1787) - The United States Constitution (1787-1789) - The New National (1789-1824) - Jacksonian Democracy and Westward Expansion (1824-1850) - Sectional Conflict and The Causes of the Civil War (1850-1860) - The Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1877) - Industrialism, War, and the Progressive Era (1877-1912) - Wilson and World War I (1912-1920) - The Roaring Twenties and Economic Collapse (1920-1929) - The Great Depression and the New Deal (1929-1941) - World War II and the Post-War Era (1941-1960) - The New Frontier, Vietnam, and Social Upheaval (1960-1972) - Watergate, Carter, and the New Conservatism (1972-2001) SCORING THE EXAM The multiple-choice section of the exam is scored by crediting each correct answer with one point and deducting one-fourth of a point for each incorrect answer. You will neither receive a credit nor suffer a deduction for unanswered questions. The free-response essays are graded by instructors and professors from across the country who come together each June for a week of non-stop AP essay grading. Each essay booklet is read and scored by several graders. Each grader provides a score for the individual essays. The DBQ is scored on a scale from 0 to 15, 0 being the lowest and 15 the highest. Each topic-based essay receives a score from 0 to 9. These scores are concealed so that each grader is unaware of the previous graders' assessments. When the essays have been graded completely, the scores are averaged-one score for each essay-so that the free-response section generates three scores. The total weight of the free-response section is 50 percent of the total score. Your work in the multiple-choice section counts for the other 50 percent. Each year, grades fluctuate slightly because the grading scale is adjusted to take into account the performance of the total AP U.S. History test-taker population. When used with the corresponding chart, the scoring method we present here will strongly approximate the score you would receive if you were sitting for the actual AP U.S. History exam. SCORING THE MULTIPLE-CHOICE SECTION For the multiple-choice section, use this formula to calculate your raw score: Number right - (number wrong x 1/4) = raw score (round to the nearest whole number) SCORING THE FREE-RESPONSE SECTION For the free-response section, use this formula to calculate your raw score: DBQ + Essay #1 + Essay #2 + = raw score (round to the nearest whole number) You may want to give your essays three different grades, such as a 13, 10, and an 8, and then calculate your score three ways: as if you did well, average, and poorly. This will give you a safe estimate of how you will do on the actual exam. Try to be objective about grading your own essays. If possible, have a friend, teacher, or parent grade them for you. Make sure your essays follow all of the AP requirements before you assess the score. The statistical formulations used by the AP Program preclude our REA practice-test scoring system from precisely replicating the procedures and determinations of the AP Program. Bear in mind that the cut-off point between each of the five AP grades typically shifts slightly from year to year. This occurs both because one year's exam cannot be expected to be exactly as difficult as another year's and because no two test-taker groups can be expected to be equally strong. THE COMPOSITE SCORE To obtain your composite score, use this method: 1.13 x multiple choice raw score = weighted multiple-choice score (do not round) 2.73 x free response raw score = weighted free response score (do not round) Now, add the two weighted sections together and round to the nearest whole number. The result is your total composite score. See the range within which your score falls on this table to approximate your final grade: AP Grade / Composite Score Range 5 / 114-180 4 / 91-113 3 / 74-90 2 / 49-73 1 / 0-48 These overall scores are interpreted as follows: 5-extremely well qualified; 4-well qualified; 3-qualified, 2-possibly qualified; and 1-no recommendation. Most colleges grant students who earn a 3 or better either college credit or advanced placement. Check with your high school's guidance office about specific requirements. CONTACTING THE AP PROGRAM Prospective examinees should download from the College Entrance Examination Board's Website or request by phone the free bulletin offering a general description of the AP Program, including policies and procedures as well as instructions on how to register for the AP Examination in United States History. Here's how to contact the College Board: Advanced Placement Program Dept. E-22 P.O. Box 6670 Princeton, NJ 08541-6670 Phone: (609) 771-7300 Website: http://www.collegeboard.com/ap

How to Prepare for the Advanced Placement Examination, AP United States History

Author: William O. Kellogg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780812093742

Category: United States

Page: 332

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Updated to cover the most recent current events, this manual offers a general review of U.S. history, and analysis of question types that appear on the AP, plus a full-length model AP test in United States history with answers and explanations. Additional features include details on coping successfully with the test's essay question and hundreds of extra review questions.

Barron's AP United States History, 3rd Edition

Author: Eugene Resnick

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9781438007939

Category: History

Page: 528

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This helpful guide includes two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained, test-taking strategies, detailed reviews, and more. The manual can be purchased alone or with a CD-ROM that presents two additional full-length practice tests, plus access to a bonus online test.

AP US History 2015

Review Book for AP United States History Exam with Practice Test Questions

Author: AP US History Team

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941743294

Category: Study Aids

Page: 341

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Think all AP US History study guides are the same? Think again! With easy to understand lessons and practice test questions designed to maximize your score, you'll be ready. You don't want to waste time - and money! - retaking an exam. You want to accelerate your education, not miss opportunities for starting your future career! Every year, thousands of people think that they are ready for the AP US History test but realize too late when they get their score back that they were not ready at all. They weren't incapable, and they certainly did their best, but they simply weren't studying the right way. There are a variety of methods to prepare for the AP US History test...and they get a variety of results. Trivium Test Prep's AP US History study guide provides the information, secrets, and confidence needed to get you the score you need - the first time around. Losing points on the AP US History exam can cost you precious time, money, and effort that you shouldn't have to spend. What is in the book? In our AP US History study guide, you get the most comprehensive review of all tested concepts. The subjects are easy to understand, and have fully-explained example questions to ensure that you master the material. Best of all, we show you how this information will be applied on the real exam; Four AP US History Practice exams are included so that you can know, without a doubt, that you are prepared. Our study guide is streamlined and concept-driven so you get better results through more effective study time. Why spend days or even weeks reading through meaningless junk, trying to sort out the helpful information from the fluff? We give you everything you need to know in a concise, comprehensive, and effective package.

AP US History Exam Success

500 Vocabulary Questions for the Advanced Placement® US History Exam

Author: Lewis Morris

Publisher: Network4Learning, inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

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Learn the Secret to Success on the AP United States History Exam!Ever wonder why learning comes so easily to some people? This remarkable book reveals a system that shows you how to learn faster, easier and without frustration. By mastering the hidden language of the exam, you will be poised to tackle the toughest of questions with ease. We’ve discovered that the key to success on the Advanced Placement United States History Exam lies with mastering the Insider’s Language of the subject. People who score high on their exams have a strong working vocabulary in the subject tested. They know how to decode the exam vocabulary and use this as a model for test success. People with a strong United States History Insider’s Language consistently:Perform better in the AP United States History ExamLearn faster and retain more informationFeel more confident in their preparationPerform better in their classesGain more satisfaction in learningThe AP United States History Exam Success Guide is different from traditional review books because it focuses on the exam’s Insider’s Language. It is an outstanding supplement to a traditional review program. It helps your preparation for the exam become easier and more efficient. The questions give you enough exposure to the Insider Language to use it with confidence and make it part of your long-term memory. The AP United States History Exam Success Guide is an awesome tool to use before a course of study as it will help you develop a strong working Insider’s Language before you even begin your review. Learn the Secret to Success on the AP United States History Exam! After nearly 20 years of teaching Lewis Morris discovered a startling fact: Most students didn’t struggle with the subject, they struggled with the language. It was never about brains or ability. His students simply didn’t have the knowledge of the specific language needed to succeed. Through experimentation and research, he discovered that for any subject there was a list of essential words, that, when mastered, unlocked a student’s ability to progress in the subject. Lewis called this set of vocabulary the “Insider’s Words”. When he applied these “Insider’s Words” the results were incredible. His students began to learn with ease. He was on his way to developing the landmark series of Books and applications to teach this “Insider’s Language” to students around the world. Our books and applications are helpful to any student. They are especially helpful to struggling students, English language learners (ESL), and students beginning a course of study. The strongest students will also enjoy the puzzle and game aspect of the books. In all cases, the books provide an enjoyable break from the tedious and mundane experience of traditional test preparation. Get your copy today! N.B. When viewing our workbooks on a digital device such as a Kindle, we highly recommend the use of a PDF mark-up software such as Squid® as it will make the experience much more effective and enjoyable.

How to Prepare for the AP U. S. History

Author: William O. Kellogg

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780764177521

Category: Study Aids

Page: 393

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Provides subject reviews, test taking hints, and practice test for the advanced placement exam in United States history.

Barron's AP United States History with Online Tests

Author: Eugene V. Resnick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1438065345

Category: Study Aids

Page: 576

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This extensive test prep manual covers the AP United States History curriculum, and will help prepare students for the most current exam. Two full-length practice tests with all questions answered and explained Test-taking strategies for answering both the test's multiple choice, short answer, long essay, and document-based questions A detailed review of U.S. history, from pre-contact American Indian societies and the evolution of Colonial society, the American Revolution, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the growth of industrial America, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, America in the age of Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and much more. ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book or package will also get access to three additional full-length online AP U.S. History tests with all questions answered and explained. The online exams can be easily accessed by computer, tablet, and smartphone.

CliffsAP United States History

Author: Paul Soifer,Abraham Hoffman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0764512722

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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CliffsAP study guides help you gain an edge on Advanced Placement* exams. Review exercises, realistic practice exams, and effective test-taking strategies are the key to calmer nerves and higher AP* scores. CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, is for students who are enrolled in AP U.S. History or who are preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination in United States History. Inside, you’ll find hints for answering the essay and multiple-choice sections, a clear explanation of the exam format, a look at how exams are graded, and more: An overview of U.S. history with definitions, key terms, and concepts Advice on how and what to read about U.S. History to gain the most understanding Comments on sample essays and their possible score Loads of illustrations, tables, maps, photos to help you visualize what you learn A list of Things to Know for each period of history Sample questions (and answers!) and practice tests reinforce what you’ve learned in areas such as Colonial America, the New Nation, the World Wars, and the second half of the twentieth century. CliffsAP United States History, 3rd Edition, also includes the following periods: The American Revolution and a look at British imperial policy The Constitution and the Federalists, plus the structure of government under the Constitution Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy The Civil War and Reconstruction The Gilded Age (1877–1900) The Depression, with a look at New Deal agencies The United States as a superpower and contemporary America This comprehensive guide offers a thorough review of key concepts and detailed answer explanations. It’s all you need to do your best — and get the college credits you deserve. *Advanced Placement Program and AP are registered trademarks of the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

Kaplan AP U.S. History 2016

Author: Krista Dornbush

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150620001X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 650

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The Advanced Placement test preparation guide that delivers 75 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the AP U.S. History exam! Students spend the school year preparing for the AP U.S. History test. Now it’s time to reap the rewards: money-saving college credit, advanced placement, or an admissions edge. However, achieving a top score on the AP U.S. History exam requires more than knowing the material—students need to get comfortable with the test format itself, prepare for pitfalls, and arm themselves with foolproof strategies. That’s where the Kaplan plan has the clear advantage. Kaplan's AP U.S. History 2016 contains many essential and unique features to help improve test scores, including: * Four full-length practice tests and a diagnostic test to target areas for score improvement * Detailed answer explanations * Expert video tutorials * A study sheet packed with key dates, terms, and facts * Tips and strategies for scoring higher from expert AP U.S. History teachers and students who got a perfect 5 on the exam * Targeted review of the most up-to-date content, including any information about test changes and key information that is specific to the AP U.S. History exam * A comprehensive index and glossary of key terms and concepts Kaplan's AP U.S. History 2016 authors Krista Dornbush, Steve Mercado, and Diane Vecchio have a combined total of over 40 years of experience teaching U.S. history as well as world and European history. Their expertise has helped make this and other books the best that Kaplan has to offer in AP test prep. Kaplan's AP U.S. History 2016 provides students with everything they need to improve their scores—guaranteed. Kaplan’s Higher Score guarantee provides security that no other test preparation guide on the market can match. Kaplan has helped more than three million students to prepare for standardized tests. We invest more than $4.5 million annually in research and support for our products. We know that our test-taking techniques and strategies work and our materials are completely up-to-date. Kaplan's AP U.S. History 2016 is the must-have preparation tool for every student looking to do better on the AP U.S. History test!

Barron's AP United States History, 3rd edition

Author: Eugene Resnick.

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068530

Category: Study Aids

Page: 528

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This extensive test prep manual covers the AP United States History curriculum, and will help prepare students for the most current exam with: two full-length practice tests that feature all questions answered and explained; test-taking strategies for answering both the test's multiple choice, short answer, long essay, and document-based questions; a detailed review of U.S. history, from pre-contact American Indian societies and the evolution of Colonial society, the American Revolution, the Civil War and Reconstruction, the growth of industrial America, World War I, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, America in the age of Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and much more. BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TEST: Students who purchase this eBook will also get FREE access to one additional full-length online AP U.S. History test with all questions answered and explained.