Khan Academy Live: AP US History | Summary and Q&A

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Khan Academy Live: AP US History

TL;DR

Join Kim as she provides helpful tips and strategies for preparing and succeeding in the AP US History exam, including an analysis of the multiple choice section, short answer questions, and long essay question.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What are some common concerns students have about the AP US History exam?

Many students are nervous about the exam and fear that the examiners are looking for reasons to deduct points. However, Kim reassures students that the examiners are on their side and rooting for their success.

Q: What resources are available on Khan Academy to help with AP US History exam preparation?

Khan Academy offers a complete resource with articles, exercises, and videos covering every part of US history. It also includes practice quizzes for each period and a guide to the US history exam with detailed examples on how to tackle different question types.

Q: How can I approach multiple choice questions effectively?

Read the questions carefully, making note of the time period it refers to. Focus on understanding major themes and ideas of each time period, as the exam rewards reasoning and understanding rather than memorization.

Q: How should I structure my long essay question response?

Start with an introduction that provides context and a thesis statement. Then, organize your essay into paragraphs that address what changed and what stayed the same before and after the amendments. Always use specific examples and evidence to support your points.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Kim, an experienced US History professor, shares her insights and tips for success in the AP US History exam.

  • She addresses common concerns and misconceptions about the exam, reassuring students that the examiners are supportive and eager to help them succeed.

  • Kim highlights various resources available on Khan Academy, such as practice quizzes and a guide to the US History exam, to aid students in their preparation.

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