AP blogs are tough to find on Tumblr, so I’ve made a collection of all the AP blogs I could find, sorted by subject. Some haven’t updated for a while, but all the same the resources provided by the blogs are still usable and I highly recommend finding a way to use Tumblr to get some productive AP studying done! The list is quite small, so if you know of any more, feel free to send me a message! A part of my "get studying" series!

General AP Blogs


AP Biology


AP World History


AP European History


AP United States History


AP Art History


AP Calculus


AP Chemistry


APWH Resources

Hello friends taking the APWH exam, here’s some last minute cram materials: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1hr7C943ss - a complete review in 12 min.

http://www.appracticeexams.com/ap-world-history - practices

http://mrfarshtey.net/WHAP_EXAM_REVIEW.html - cram packets on big ideas

http://www.academicearth.org/courses/history-of-the-world-since-1500-ce/page:1 - lessons from the guy who wrote the book (Bulliet), SUPPLEMENT only. He provides great outside info but tends to ramble. 

http://regentsprep.org/Regents/global/global.cfm - short reviews

http://timelineindex.com/content/home.php - quickly search WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE

http://intra.burltwpsch.org/users/rlee/apworld.htm - powerpoints on main ideas

http://mrmulford.wikispaces.com/AP+World+History - wiki for WH

http://www.youtube.com/course?list=ECBDA2E52FB1EF80C9 - Crash Course on WH hosted by John Green. Videos range from 10-14 minutes each, with 42 total. Each provide a brief overview. 

Good luck! 

Some Last Minute AP World Tips

The test in next Thursday. You’re lucky, the test is one of the last. Honestly, it’s too late to read your whole textbook and learn everything. Does that matter? No. But here’s some last minute things to keep in mind. 

  • WATCH ALL OF CRASHCOURSE.  It’s an easy way to study. It helps. You learn a ton. It’s a life saver. It’s how I got a four. My teacher didn’t teach so John Green taught me instead. 
  • Freak out now. Realize you know nothing and cry and breakdown. Do it now. Get it out of your system. The day of the test, you shouldn’t be crying. 
  • For god’s sake, start studying now. It seems early. It feels like you have time. From personal experience, my friends and I started studying the Monday of the week of the test. We all said we should have started studying the week before. Trust me, start studying now. 
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE TEST- Relax. You will want to cram. Don’t. I felt sick from stress the day before so I took a nap outside and didn’t study. I felt great. 
  • The day of the test, some of my friends did last minute cramming. I just laughed hysterically and couldn’t sit still. Some people were honestly calm. 
  • Basically what I learned was that on the day of the test, don’t freak out, don’t cram. Just stay calm and focused and it’s like going into a big game if you’ve ever played sports. Be happy, focused, calm, excited. Don’t go in not caring but also don’t be sick with stress. Try for that balance. 
  • The test looks hard because there’s so much history oh my god it’s overwhelming(all AP history classes look like that). But it’s not as bad as it looks. Just take it one question at a time. When you look at your essay prompts, just take a deep breath. 
  • You know more than you think you do. Trust yourself. 
  • If you don’t know anything, guess, make something up
  • If the essay is about Asia or Africa and you are stuck, think about what you know about Europe in that time period. It will help. Is it before imperialism? Is the United States a world power? You can draw conclusions from that. Remember, since the test is more about a flow of ideas and events, about the interaction, you can use what you know of other places to help. 
  • Bring a black pen with you. 
  • It’s seriously easier than it looks
  • If you know you have no clue about a multiple choice question, don’t waste time thinking too hard. Just move on, save time. There are some you can figure out with logic. Use your time on them. 
  • Seriously, just relax. You’re gonna be fine. You’re going to be okay. 
  • Know you’re not alone. Look around you and realize everyone else is as screwed as you are. It doesn’t help but it’s fun to see how everyone deals with it. 
  • And just keep studying. 

Here’s some websites that can help

Crash Course History Masterpost

Masterpost of links to all Crashcourse US and World History videos, sorted by subject/era. I decided to make this for my own reference, but I figured I might as well post it on here for anyone else in WHAP, APUSH, or another history course.  New US History episodes are still being added, so check the channel for anything after the American Imperialism video.  Hope this helps!

World History:

Agricultural Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yocja_N5s1I 

Indus Valley Civilization - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7ndRwqJYDM

Ancient Mesopotamia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sohXPx_XZ6Y

Ancient Egypt - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3Wvw6BivVI

The Persians and Greeks - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-mkVSasZIM

Buddha and Ashoka - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Nn5uqE3C9w

China (Heaven and Confucius) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylWORyToTo4

Alexander the Great - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LsrkWDCvxg

The Silk Road and Ancient Trade - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfe-eNq-Qyg

The Roman Empire - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPf27gAup9U

Christianity - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG55ErfdaeY

Fall of the Roman Empire - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PszVWZNWVA

Islam - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpcbfxtdoI8

The Dark Ages - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV7CanyzhZg

The Crusades - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0zudTQelzI

Mansa Musa and Islam in Africa - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvnU0v6hcUo

The Mongols - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szxPar0BcMo 

Indian Ocean Trade - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6XtBLDmPA0

Venice and the Ottoman Empire - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN-II_jBzzo

Russia - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etmRI2_9Q_A

15th Century Mariners - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjEGncridoQ

The Renaissance - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vufba_ZcoR0

The Columbian Exchange - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQPA5oNpfM4

The Atlantic Slave Trade - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnV_MTFEGIY

The Spanish Empire - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjhIzemLdos

The Seven Years War - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0qbzNHmfW0

Captain Cook - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yXNrLTddME

American Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlUiSBXQHCw

French Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTTvKwCylFY

Haitian Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_o-nU5s2U

Latin American Revolutions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBw35Ze3bg8

China’s Revolutions - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUCEeC4f6ts

Industrial Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhL5DCizj5c

Capitalism/Socialism - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3u4EFTwprM

Nationalism - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nosq94oCl_M

Imperialism - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alJaltUmrGo

World War I - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPZQ0LAlR4

World War II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q78COTwT7nE

The Cold War - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9HjvHZfCUI

Decolonization - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_sGTspaF4Y

Globalization (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SnR-e0S6Ic

Globalization (Part 2) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_iwrt7D5OA

American History:

Natives and Spaniards - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E9WU9TGrec

Colonizing America - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o69TvQqyGdg

Natives and English - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTYOQ05oDOI

Colonial America - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47tZLJbdag

Seven Years War/Great Awakening - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vKGU3aEGss

Pre-Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eytc9ZaNWyc

American Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EiSymRrKI4

The Constitution, Articles, Federalism - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO7FQsCcbD8

U.S. Politics - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r161cLYzuDI

Thomas Jefferson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3Ox6vGteek

War of 1812 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMXqg2PKJZU

The Market Revolution - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNftCCwAol0

Slavery - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ajn9g5Gsv98

Andrew Jackson - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beN4qE-e5O8

19th Century Reforms - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t62fUZJvjOs

Women in the 19th Century - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM1czS_VYDI

War and Expansion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkdF8pOFUfI

1860 Election - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roNmeOOJCDY

Battles of the Civil War - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25HHVDOaGeE

Civil War (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY9zHNOjGrs

Civil War (Part 2) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzTrKccmj_I

Reconstruction - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nowsS7pMApI

Industrial Economy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6tRp-zRUJs

Westward Expansion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q16OZkgSXfM

Immigrant Cities - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRhjqqe750A

The Gilded Age - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Spgdy3HkcSs

The Progressive Era - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0Q4zPR4G7M

American Imperialism - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfsfoFqsFk4


World History Outtakes (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHFOiVRQB5s

World History Outtakes (Part 2) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6ECGNPYkWk

World History Outtakes (Part 3) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjhXn7MdkFk

US History/Literature Outtakes (Part 1) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yyRPI7Mu3M

US History Outtakes (Part 2) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIiZbXZktYk

Fourth of July Special - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIoYdC1Gkq8

Link to Crash Course YouTube Channel:


The channel also has biology, ecology, chemistry, literature, and other topics that are very helpful.

AP World History: Review Resources

Hey guys! So if you’re anything like me, the last couple of days you’ve been cramming for the AP World exam that’s coming up (tomorrow, eeek!). It’s been pretty stressful, not gonna lie. For a lot of us, it’s our first AP exam. That means that we’re looking at not just studying the content for the test, but also methods on how to take the test. The following is some great websites and tools to use to help you review in these last few minutes. I just wanted to compile some great resources I’ve been using to help me study and share them with you! Also, I’ve adding my two cents on each source on what I’ve been doing and a suggestion on how to utilize it. Good luck studying!

(Each link opens up as a new window by the way, so click away!)

  • The AP World College Board site - Here you’ll find an overview of the test (times, what units are tested, etc.), as well as past exams to practice with. My suggestion is to take the practice test as early as possible and diagnose what you need to review
  • Crash Course - Of course. I’m sure you all know about this and have already watched a lot of the videos, but don’t write it off in the last minutes of studying! Crash Course is great to overview regions or concepts you’re just not the best at. Something to remember is that watching every video would take more than eight hours, so my suggestion is to use it to supplement ideas that you’re just not getting. (Also, DFTBA!)
  • Other Practice Exams - Here, Here, Here, and Here, are different practice exams. Just like the College Board one, use them to diagnose. Also, take one at the end of your cramming to get a good idea of how far you’ve come!
  • Quizlet Flashcards - If you’re anything like me, you use Quizlet for  everything. Here are a bunch of ‘decks’ on AP World, some sorted by region, some by unit, some just everything you need to know. I suggest just looking some over and using ones that fit your needs.
  • Freeman-pedia - I found this website through another post about AP World on Tumblr (I don’t know the exact source, sorry!). It has an incredible wealth of information neatly organized into unit overviews with their own pages. Not gonna lie, I just skim the pages and look at the maps. Maybe it’s just me, but briefly looking it over helps to jog my memory about key terms and ideas. My suggestion is to not focus on this resource, but if you find yourself not knowing what to study, look it over!
  • ScholasticWhimsy - This girl is amazing! She has review posts for almost all of the AP’s, including AP World. Use her posts to briefly review each unit. Her posts also include tips and tricks on how to take the test and ace your FRQ’s!
  • Review Books - Obviously it’s too late to purchase one now, but if you have one, use it! There are tons of brands out there and everyone has a different favourite. Personally, I swear by Barron’s, but my friend loves her Princeton Review. I’ve been going through my and highlighting just to give me a timeline of events and ideas, but use yours in a way that helps you! A lot of them have practice tests inside, remember to utilize all the resources inside the book.
  • Your Notes/Handouts/etc. - Sometimes the key to passing your exam isn’t found online. I recommend looking over your notes that I’m sure you took this year. Stray away from overly detailed facts and look at the big picture. Make or review graphic organizers. Look at handouts that your teacher might have given you. I know it seems like you haven’t learned anything this year when you look at a practice test, but you probably have! Give yourself credit for all the work you’ve done throughout the year and use it now to kick ass on the test. 

Now if I was being completely honest I would say that making this post was a way for me to procrastinate on studying, but since I’m trying to make myself look intelligent and on top of everything I won’t. Just remember to take a deep breath, try to focus on the big picture, and get to bed early! Take the day you’re given to lightly look over everything but realize that you won’t be able to learn a years worth of information in one day. Good luck to us all and just think, this is almost over!

- S

Chinese Dynasty song
(Tune Frere Jacques/ Are You Sleeping/ Where is Thumbkin)
Shang, Zhou (“Joe”) Qin (“Chin”) Han
Shang, Zhou, Qin, Han
Sui (“Sway”), Tang, Song
Sui, Tang, Song
Yuan, Ming, Qing (“Ching”) Republic
Yuan, Ming, Qing, Republic
Mao Zedong, Mao Zedong.
—  AP World History Quotes (referenced here)