tristencraig  asked:

Hi! I just finished taking AP Euro this year and I thought it would be helpful to share some tips. 1) Buy the Barron's and Princeton Review Review books and start using them ASAP. 2) Use the AP Euro Playlist on YouTube to watch lectures. 3) Start Practicing DBQs, LEQs and SAQs as early as possible also start memorizing the rubrics. 4) Create people flashcards. 5) Compare and contrast different periods and different historic figures. The test asks questions like that a lot! I hope this helps!

Thanks so much! Publishing this so everyone else can read up too :)

Guys, here’s a fun tip, if you really want to get ahead in your AP classes over the summer (even though I know most of you procrastinate in ridiculous amounts, like me) if you just google the name of your AP class, for example, AP Biology and click the APCentral/Collegeboard link it will take you to the “Professionals” or teachers page and there are course reviews and course guide PDFs on there that basically tell you everything in the course and it’s pretty great. 

The AP exams, explained


Environmental Science







Computer Science  




Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

United States Government and Politics


Human Geography


Art History

United States History

European History


Music Theory


Comparative Government and Politics 

World History


In conclusion, to anyone who is suffering through the AP exams:

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bitsofbliss  asked:


I got you as best I can (I still have to study lol). My teacher has made like 10 minute review videos for every unit we did. I’d start there because they have the biggest ideas for each era laid out better than I could ever do for you. Here’s some flashcards for you too.  

But art? I can probably help with that. The most important eras for you to know would probably be Roman/Greek stuff, medieval stuff, Renaissance, Baroque, (there’s some other less important ones that go in here that we don’t really need), Romanticism, Realism, Modernism. Dadaism and Surrealism are also kind of important, but less so, in my opinion.

A little bit about those;

  • Roman/Greek stuff: order, human beauty, that kind of stuff. They liked marble.
  • medieval: super religious imagery, things not to scale with the more important/holy stuff being bigger, they didn’t care as much about realism
  • Renaissance: Roman stuff is back baby; though religious imagery is still very much a thing, it’s painted far more realistically (think about the Last Supper); geometry is an important part of this
  • Romanticism: comes out a lot during the Industrial Revolution; obsessed with nature and feelings; they want to get away from the city and preserve the traditional stories of the peasantry; nationalism is a huge part of this
  • Realism: we want to depict life as it is; especially the lives of those in the industrial areas that are suffering right now; this comes especially after the Revolutions of 1848 that all failed; people begin to doubt and question many of the ideas of Romanticism
  • Modernism: war sucks; we don’t know what to do with ourselves anymore so we’re going to experiment with form and shit until we find ourselves (the Lost Generation is a huge part of this)
    • Dadaism: rejected logic, reason, aestheticism after the war; expresses nonsense in life
    • Surrealism: melting clocks, my dude. melting clocks. from wikipedia:” Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes with photographic precision, created strange creatures from everyday objects and developed painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.”
    • both of these were part of early part of 20th century

God, I’m bad at art but hopefully this helps you start out. Also remember the PERSIA (political, economic, religious, social, intellectual, artistic) stuff for each era in the videos linked above. That’s going to be what the entire test is focused around and is a good way to think about things.

Let me know if you need some more help!

It's that time of year again...

AP season is upon us! As a seasoned AP test taker, here’s some advice to keep you sane during testing:

1) Wear comfy clothing. I always dress in layers so I can adjust depending on the room temperature. Also, flip flops are your friend.

2) Personally, I always wear a good luck charm. It gives me confidence, and something to fiddle with if I get anxious.

3) Eat a good breakfast! I get so Hamotional when I haven’t eaten, so make sure you eat before the test.

4) Speaking of, also bring a snack or two to eat during testing. Depending on the test, you may be in there for over 4 hours, so make sure to bring a granola bar or apple.


6) Make sure to relax your shoulders and take deep breaths every ten minutes or so. The more tense your body is, the more stressed you become.

I know how stressful these next few weeks will be, but we’ll all get through this together. I love you, you’re gonna do great!