- Series: College Test Preparation (Book 11)
- Paperback: 444 pages
- Publisher: Princeton Review; Csm edition (August 3, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375429905
- ISBN-13: 978-0375429903
- Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.1 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 137 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,619,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2011 Edition (College Test Preparation) Csm Edition
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in addition, the practice tests line up pretty well with the actual format of the AP test. when it comes to the information sections, obviously princeton review loves to way over-prepare its students. So those sections are extremely detailed and not good for a quick review. that being said, if you want to score a 5 you will appreciate the feeling of being over prepared. I found it most helpful to read through the chapters alongside my class notes so that i could figure out which information was the most essential. You do not have to know all of the people/events mentioned in this book to get a 5, so focus on the ones you learned in class!!
finally, the timelines are extremely useful but much too detailed; i highlighted the important dates in the timelines and used them to review which events occurred in specific centuries.
i'd say one of the big weaknesses of this book is that there is no comparison between the different types of art (renaissance, baroque, neoclassicism, romanticism etc.) Yes, they are all discussed in the book, but they are not compared side-by-side. other than that, this book is a must-buy for those who want a good score.
My daughter studied very hard in the class, and earned A's both semesters. BUT -- she begged for this book, and read it cover to cover TWICE. It did the trick!! She felt very confident going into the exam, but coming out of the AP Exam, she thought she blew the DBQ Essay. BUT -- she earned a 5 score, and was VERY glad that she had this book to help her prioritize her studies! Thanks Princeton Review!!
Inside the review book, there are around 450 pages of varying categories. The book contains tips for each section of the exam, a 200 page content review section, and two practice exams with answer explanations provided. There are content chapters from 1450-1648, 1648-1815, 1815-1914, and 1914-the present day. Each is quite lengthy and should be done over multiple sittings. In addition, at the end of each content chapter, a quiz of around 20 questions is given. These are great estimators of what you know about the content chapters.
Compared to the REA AP Euro book, which I also read, this book is much more detailed and comprehensive. The REA book is only an outline for the test content and does not provide detailed descriptions of what occurred from 1450-the present day in Europe. However, it does provide a great summary of the material most likely to be on the test. Therefore, I would recommend using the REA book as a last-minute cramming tool on the day of the exam.
Actively reading the Princeton Review AP Euro book two times over (this means taking notes in the margins and underlining key information) will expose any diligent reader to the content necessary for success on the exam. This will probably account for around 30 hours of one's time- a worthwhile investment when the savings of AP credit are taken into account.
Overall, the Princeton Review AP Euro series is a fantastic review book. Those who took the 2016 exam and read it like me will likely agree!
It did the trick. She ended last symester with straight A's and a 4.3 gpa. Will continue to add these for her upcoming courses.