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5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2017

5 Steps to a 5 AP World History 2017

Get ready for your AP World History exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide-updated to match the latest test changes

The wildly popular test prep guide― updated and enhanced for smartphone users―5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2017 provides a proven strategy to achieving high scores on this demanding Advanced Placement exam.

This logical and easy-to-follow instructional guide introduces an effective 5-step study plan to help students build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence they need to reach their full potential. The book helps students master multiple-choice, free-response and essay questions and offers comprehensive answer explanations and sample responses. Written by an AP World History teacher, this insider’s guide reflects the latest course syllabus and includes 3 full-length practice exams, plus the most up-to-date scoring information.

The 5 Steps to a 5: AP World History 2017 effective 5-step plan breaks down test preparation into stages: 1. Set Up Your Study Program 2. Determine Your Test Readiness 3. Develop Strategies for Success 4. Develop the Knowledge You Need to Score High 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence.

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Introduction: The 5-Step Program

STEP 1 - Set Up Your Study Program

Chapter 1. What You Need to Know About the AP World History Exam

Chapter 2. How to Plan Your Time

STEP 2 - Determine Your Test Readiness

Chapter 3. Take a Diagnostic Exam

STEP 3 - Develop Strategies for Success

Chapter 4. Tips for Taking the Exam

STEP 4 - Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

Period 1 - Technological and Environmental Transformations (to c. 600 BCE)

Chapter 5. The World History Environment and Periodization

Chapter 6. Development of Agriculture and Technology

Chapter 7. Structure of Early Civilizations

Period 2 - Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies (c. 600 BCE to c. 600 CE)

Chapter 8. Rise of Classical Civilizations

Chapter 9. Origins of World Belief Systems

Chapter 10. Interactions in the Late Classical Period

Period 3 - Regional and Transregional Interactions (c. 600 CE to c. 1450)

Chapter 11. Rise and Spread of Islam

Chapter 12. Expansion of China

Chapter 13. Changes in European Institutions

Chapter 14. Interregional Trade and Exchange

Chapter 15. Empires in the Americas

Period 4 - Global Interactions (c. 1450 to c. 1750)

Chapter 16. Empires and Other Political Systems

Chapter 17. Hemispheric Exchange

Chapter 18. Systems of Slavery

Chapter 19. Cultural and Intellectual Changes

Period 5 - Industrialization and Global Integration (c. 1750 to c. 1900)

Chapter 20. Industrial Revolution and Social Changes

Chapter 21. Demographic and Environmental Developments

Chapter 22. World Trade

Chapter 23. Political Revolutions

Chapter 24. Western Imperialism

Period 6 - Accelerating Global Change and Realignments (c. 1900 to the present)

Chapter 25. Revolution, World Wars, and Depression

Chapter 26. Cold War and the Postwar Balance of Power

Chapter 27. End of the Cold War and Nationalist Movements

Chapter 28. Global Trade

Chapter 29. Technological Developments

Chapter 30. Social Changes

Chapter 31. Demographic and Environmental Developments

STEP 5 - Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

Practice Test

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