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About the Author
The College Board twice 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 or coauthor of several widely used American history and World history textbooks, as well as the creator of REA’s Crash Course® quick-review study guides for AP® U.S. Government and Politics, AP® European History, and AP® Psychology. In addition, he has been a sought-after speaker at Social Studies conferences and conducts SAT® and AP® workshops for students throughout the United States.
The 4th edition of REA’s Crash Course for AP® U.S. History is based upon Mr. Krieger’s intensive study of the current APUSH Framework and released tests. He field-tested the materials in this book with students taking his APUSH prep courses. During the past five years, 90 percent of these students scored a 5, with the rest scoring a 4.
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ABOUT THIS BOOK
REA’s AP U.S. History Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course.
The Crash Course is based upon a careful analysis of the most recent AP U.S. History Course Description outline and available official AP test questions.
Written by a nationally-recognized AP U.S. History expert who has studied the content and format of the latest exam, our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in the major ideas and events in U.S. history. The targeted review chapters offer students a concise way to learn all the important AP material before test day.
Unlike other test preps, REA’s AP U.S. History Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. Our review is broken down into specific topics based on the nine historical periods outlined by the College Board.
The book begins with a discussion of seven keys for success and a glossary of 60 AP U.S. History terms you absolutely, positively have to know followed by review chapters arranged in chronological order. Each chapter presents only the essential information tied to each time period in U.S. History.
The Crash Course concludes with chapters that present strategies for successfully answering all the different question types on the exam—everything from the multiple-choice questions to the document-based essay question.
No matter how or when you prepare for the AP U.S. History exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score.
To check your test readiness for the AP U.S. History exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take REA’s FREE online practice exam. To access your practice exam, visit the online REA Study Center at www.rea.com/studycenter and follow the on-screen instructions.
This true-to-format test features automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and diagnostic score reporting that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- Publication Date : January 11, 2017
- File Size : 1878 KB
- Print Length : 461 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01MT8B05X
- Publisher : Research & Education Association; Fourth Edition, Revised (January 11, 2017)
- Lending : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #236,410 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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1. The book is closely aligned with both the APUSH Framework and Exam. It provides strong coverage of expected topics such as the First and Second Red Scares and unexpected but often-tested topics such as the Hetch Hetchy controversy.
2. The book provides exceptional coverage of African American history, Women's history, and Native American history. A firm knowledge of these three topics all but assures earning a 3.
3. Synthesis is the hardest point to earn in the DBQ and LEQ rubrics. Crash Course contains about 50 Making Connection features designed to provide Synthesis examples. For example, one feature points out that the Stamp Act boycott can be compared with the Montgomery Bus Boycott while another feature points out how Edison's "inventions factory" at Menlo Park can be compared with the great research facilities in Silicon Valley.
4. Crash Course has a very strong evaluation program. The final four chapters provide excellent explanations and annotated examples of multiple-choice, short-answer, DBQ, and long-essay questions. In addition, the Online Practice Test is outstanding.
5. Long Essay exam questions have focused on Turning Points in American history. Crash Course has 12 Turning Point features on expected topics such as the Kansas-Nebraska Act and unexpected topics such as the Counterculture in the 1960s.
1. As noted above, the Making Connections and Turning Point features are excellent. A list following the Table of Contents would make these features easier to find.
2. An end-of-book index would enable users to quickly locate key topics.
3. The Online Test is excellent. The inside cover page does provide an Access Code. However, many students (and even teachers) may miss the page. I recommend that REA also provide the Access Code and information about the test before the four strategy chapters beginning on page 299.
OVERALL EVALUATION: An outstanding and highly recommended book. The strengths far outweigh the weaknesses.
When I had read some of the sample pages of Crash Course AP US History online prior to purchasing, the book seemed very intelligently written, and it had good tips for areas likely to be emphasized on the exam. Our son had a standard textbook for the AP U.S. History course at his high school, and that textbook plus this Crash Course AP U.S. History review book were more than sufficient.
I had purchased earlier the Princeton Review text, which is very comprehensive, but in the event it turned out that our son did not have enough time to fully use that book. So as the exam drew near I purchased for him Crash Course and Sterling, the latter of which is also very intelligently written, though longer and therefore more comprehensive than Crash Course. The Crash Course book is very light and is easy to carry as an extra item in a book backpack or in a shoulder bag, and it is therefore more likely to be brought along for use during car rides or during down time prior to other activities. Its overall small size makes it very easy and comfortable to hold and read, more so than the review texts with large page sizes.
All three review texts that we purchased have their strengths. Of the three, only the Princeton Review includes some practice exams. But for our son and his needs, the Crash Course book served him the best.