AP U.S. History: Crash Course

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-17
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REA's AP U.S. History Crash Course Get A Higher AP Score in Less Time'¦Guaranteed! Updated Second Edition - Includes information based on the 2009 AP U.S. History exam! REA's AP U.S. History Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject! Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your AP U.S. History exam? How will you memorize all those facts and important historical events before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's AP U.S. History Crash Course is just what you need. With our Crash Course , you can study the subject faster, learn the crucial material, and boost your AP score - all in less time. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review ' Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP U.S. History course description outline and actual AP test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Broken down into major topics and themes, REA gives you two ways to study the material '” chronologically or thematically. This updated edition includes information based on the 2009 AP U.S. History exam! Expert Test-taking Strategies Written by an AP teacher who has studied the AP U.S. History Exam for 20 years, the author shares his detailed, question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following his expert advice, you can boost your overall point score! Key Terms You Must Know Mastering AP vocabulary terms is an easy way to boost your score. Our AP expert gives you the key termsall AP U.S. History students must know before test day. Take REA's FREE Practice Exam! After studying the material in the Crash Course , go online and test what you've learned. Our full-length practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP exam, so you know you're studying the smart way! Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for an extra history boost, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exam ' this is one study guide every AP student must have! When it's crucial crunch time and your AP U.S. History exam is just around the corner, you need REA's AP U.S. History Crash Course!

Author Biography

About Our Author
Larry Krieger earned his B.A. and M.A.T. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his M.A. from Wake Forest University. In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Krieger has taught a variety of AP subjects including American History, World History, European History, American Government, and Art History. His popular courses were renown for their energetic presentations, commitment to scholarship, and ability to build high AP exam scores. All of Mr. Krieger’s students scored above a 3 on their exams, with most students scoring a 4 or a 5. In 2004 and 2005, the College Board recognized Mr. Krieger as one of the nation’s foremost AP teachers.
Mr. Krieger’s success has extended far beyond the classroom. He is the author of several widely used American history, World history and AP Art history textbooks. In addition, he has also spoken at numerous Social Studies conferences and conducts SAT and AP workshops around the country. The AP U.S. History Crash Course is the second book Mr. Krieger has written for REA. It is the first of an innovative new series of test preparation books that will help students strategically and effectively prepare for their AP exams.


REA’sAP U.S. History Crash Courseis the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. TheCrash Courseis based upon a careful analysis of the AP U.S. History Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.
Written by an expert who has studied the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam content for 20 years, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in U.S. history. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by only focusing on the important topics tested on the AP U.S. History exam.
Unlike other test preps, REA’sCrash Coursegives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the APUSH exam. Our review is broken down into specific topics and themes, offering you two ways to study the material – chronologically, or by key themes and facts.
The introduction begins with a discussion of seven keys for success and a glossary of 41 terms you absolutely, positively have to know. Part Two is composed of review chapters arranged in chronological order. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about important time periods in U.S. History.
The third section is made up of chapters devoted to key themes in American History, with particular attention focused on African American history and women’s history. Finally, theCrash Courseconcludes with chapters that present strategies for successfully answering multiple-choice questions, the document-based essay question, and the free-response essays.
No matter how or when you prepare for the AP U.S. History exam, REA’sCrash Coursewill show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score! 
If you would like to assess your test readiness for the AP U.S. History exam after studying thisCrash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP U.S. History practice exam atwww.rea.com/crashcourse. This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of all answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual exam.
Good luck on your AP U.S. History exam! 
Author’s Pep Talk
Why write another AP United States History test preparation book? Bookstore shelves already contain a bewildering number of AP U.S. History (APUSH) books all claiming they will raise your scores. But will they really help you succeed? Do they provide you with the best information and the most useful strategies? I don’t think they do. That is why I have written this book.
REA’s AP U.S. History Crash Course is completely different from other test preps and study guides on the market today. Most APUSH test preps are often nothing more than slightly abridged versions of your textbook. The authors indiscriminately fill their books with facts, dates, Supreme Court cases, and endless acts of Congress for fear of leaving something out. In contrast, this Crash Course is deliberately selective. I don’t include any extraneous information that is unlikely to appear on your exam. Instead, my targeted review chapters only focus on the important topics tested on the AP U.S. History exam. 
The information presented in this book is based on a close study of all the released AP United States History exams. Contrary to popular belief, College Board test writers do not write questions on an unlimited number of topics. Their questions are designed to test key points on the Topic Outline contained in the College Board’s United States History Course Description booklet. Because of this limitation, APUSH questions are actually focused on a limited number of key topics. 
In short, this AP U.S. History Crash Course provides you with the information, tips, and strategies you need to succeed on the APUSH exam. I have been teaching AP courses for more than 30 years, and all of my students have scored a 3 or above. If you take the time and study this book, you will also achieve a high score. 
So what are you waiting for? REA’s AP U.S. History Crash Course will give you “A Higher Score in Less Time—Guaranteed!” 

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