AHAP Review Materials
April 2006 Mr. Montuori
Overview of the Exam and Review Process
Exam date: Friday morning, May 5, 2006
1. Review your notes and essays (regular and DBQs)
. Start with the Colonial era andwork your way forward chronologically by period
A list of major periods is attached. Foreach:a. Look up facts, people, terms, concepts you don't know in your review book. Usethe Unit Assignment sheets as a guide.b. Try to characterize each period in your own words by summarizing it in a fewphrases, AND naming several main events and trends.c. Pick up a few dates to "hang" the rest of the period on.
Commit to memory conflicting interpretations of major issues in each period. (We'vewritten essays on some of these issues.)
Draft an essay outline for each period paying particular attention to developing a thesisstatement and outlining your support. Again, use the focus questions on the UnitAssignment sheets as “essay” questions. Review your notes to see how you might improve your response. Before the AP test, practice writing a few essays out in full without yournotes. (Use the essay questions in your review books.)
Practice a couple of timed essays. Allow yourself 30 minutes only, outline and writeout your response in full. Practice some multiple choice questions too. Remember,however, that actual study is more important.
Get together with others and go through a similar process.
Get enough sleep before the exam. If you've been cramming for nights, you won't beable to analyze and write clearly.
On the day of the exam: bring two #2 pencils, two dark blue or black ink pens, and awatch that doesn't beep. Pace yourself.
AHAP Review Packet 1 April 2006