Answers to Common questions about APUSH
Why must all assignment be first placed in turnitin.com?
It is really to insure the integrity of the student. This is a fine program and I have in the past chosen to utilize it. I will continue.
What are the most important skills needed for success in APUSH?
Writing, reading, and memory skills are essential for passing the APUSH test and succeeding in the class. Also a good sense of humor and a love for US History won't hurt.
Why is the APUSH exam given so much emphasis?
What if I am nervous about the class being too demanding?
Why is it necessary to read during the school breaks (fall and spring breaks, holidays, etc.)?
Why do A.P. students talk so much about the D.B.Q. (Document Based Question)?
What will happen if I do not take the national test in May?
I think you would be making a big mistake.This is a great opportunity to receive college credit and/or college consideration. You will be prepared and all it will cost is approxiately $87 and that's a lot cheaper than a normal college course. But if you choose not to take the test, you will receive a letter grade lower at the end of the school. Other than that, nothing magically really happens.
If I was given one piece of advice to be successful in this class, what would it be?
You MUST keep up with your reading. It will be very difficult to get caught up if you do not keep a consistent pattern with your reading. Ms. Ellison will not necessarily cover everything, therefore, you must read, read, and read. Skimming is not the same as reading. Know the difference.
Can I expect my grades in this class to be lower than last year's class?
Probably. This is a college-level course. You need to be prepared not to do as wonderful as you did last year. HOWEVER, this should be temporary - hopefully. You simply need to get into a groove of studying, writing, and testing. If you are taking 3 or more AP courses, involved in 5 million different activities that consume a lot of time, plus family obligations and a job, you will have a difficult time. Your junior year is extremely important and I would encourage you to focus on academics.