apush resources

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

apbymichelle
scholasticwhimsy
theaplyfe
ap-madness
apreview
apstudying

AP Biology

apbiostudygroup
notesforbiology
apbiohelp

AP World History

apworldhistorystudyresources
todayinhistory

AP European History

apeuropeanhistory
fuckyeaheuropeanhistory
fuckyeahapeuro
easyeuro
historyofeurope

AP United States History

apushresources
howtoapush
deadpresidents
ourpresidents

AP Art History

fuchyeaarthistory
effyeaharthistory

AP Calculus

apcalabstudyblog

AP Chemistry

apchemstudygroup

The New APUSH Curriculum

This new curriculum has dealt changes in the essay rubrics and expectations, the multiple choice layouts, the new short answer section, and the thematic learning objectives.
The Essays: There is now only one long essay and one document-based question. You will have 95 minutes to complete them (a 15 minute reading time for the DBQ and 40 suggested minutes for each essay).
DBQ- One of the changes that has shocked teachers and students alike is the requirement of the use of all or all but one of the documents. Furthermore, you must analyze each of the sources used. (For more information on analysis, feel free to send Avery an ask pansexualnotmansexual) One other factor (not sure if new) is pulling in outside information. Next, you must provide context for each of the documents. You also must demonstrate “historical thinking skills.” Roughly, this means to apply one of the following: Continuity and Change Over Time, Comparison, Causation, or Periodization. You may request for a separate post on those.
Long Essay- A major change this year is the application of thematic learning to the long essay (and even the DBQ). The themes (which will have their own post) include Identity; Work, Exchange, Technology; Peopling; Politics and Power; America in the World; Environment and Geography; and Ideas, Beliefs, Culture. Like the DBQ, you should also apply your “historical thinking skills.” Lastly, is the “synthesis”– which is just a fancy word for building on your thesis’s argument, analysis, and context. 

The Short Answer: This will be 20% of your score and takes up 45 minutes. There are 4 set questions (normally based on a prompt or document) with 3 sub-questions (titled a, b, and c). That is roughly 11 minutes per question, with 3-4 minutes a sub-question. I like to leave my leftover time proofreading my answers. As I have mentioned before, the short answer is roughly one paragraph: 4-6 sentences a sub-question. It should not model after an essay.

The Multiple Choice: This will now be based on a document. By document, I mean a cartoon, speech, diary entry, table, graph, etc. The first question following the document will most likely be to analyze the author/source. The next is probably asking for context. Following that, you can probably expect a question focusing on who would agree/disagree with this standpoint. The question(s) after that will be more narrow questions focused on the situation (somewhat off topic). 

-Avery

slef-medicate  asked:

Hi! Can you link me to the sites you're using to pre study AP chem? And do you have any pre study for AP US history?

For AP Chemistry: 

(note- I talked to my ap chem teacher at the end of the year and asked for course-specific things to study. this varies depending on your teacher/school. what I specifically have to study can be found here

official college board page - lots of good resources for staring out. the website outlines exactly what you should be learning within the course, which I have used to study various elements from within that. 

bozeman science - videos on literally everything, arranged in an orderly manner! the videos make it super interesting (can be used for pretty much any science class,  too.)

science geek - this is for a specific school, but ive found the powerpoints and notes on there super useful

free practice tests + exercises 

learnorator practice tests - use these with the bozeman videos

things to print out + keep on your desk (also videos)

cracking the ap chem exam (book)

nice, mostly free things

memorize elements + give rice for every correctly answered question

crash course chemistry - not necessarily for ap, but still super helpful, especially if you’re a super visual learner. also, I love hank green 


AP United States History:  (I have to take this next year, too. I haven’t considered studying for it, but I think I’ll start now haha) 

official college board page

study notes page - all you need for the actual course. might do you some good to read through a few of the tabs just to know what to expect

wonderful videos - literally my faves. scroll down for non-exam stuff

crash course us history - again, not necessarily for ap, but if you’re not a huge history person, this will be the best way to get an introduction. say what you like about john green, but he can teach history soups well.

free practice exam  

learnerator page

crash course book (nothing to do w the youtube)

textbook notes (depends on your course, still generally has a lot of good stuff)

practice quizzes  

hope this helps!

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anonymous asked:

Hi I was wondering if you had any master post for AP English Lang, APUSH, and AP Human Geo? Thank you!

hi! i personally do not, but here are some resources for you!

i hope this helped! i do plan on making an AP Lang masterpost (some day lol) so hang in there until then, okay? you got this!