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2 AP World History The WHAP Survival Guide

3 About AP World AP World is a course that will enable you to learn more about the world and the cultures that make it up, than you have ever known before The course also provides skills that will become vital for your future ~ for example note taking, essay writing, and analytical thinking AP World History also comes with a teacher, Papa Hathaway, who seems to know everything about World History

4 Summer Work Even though this part of the course is not that enjoyable, do not save it to the last minute Turn in assignments a day or two in advance so problems can be avoided with technical difficulties Do not read sparknotes to help with assignments on book readings, you are only hurting yourself

5 Supplies 2 inch or more 3-ring binder Leave you binder at home or in your locker because it is a pain to carry around Use a smaller folder for the current unit Transfer papers after the unit test into your binder 2 or more pens and pencils  Papa Hath can rattle 3 or 4 pages of note per day so having more than one pen is highly recommended  You only need pencils for test days, but make sure they’re sharp and that you have a spare because the tests are extensive Notebook  Get a 2-3 subject notebook for your notes that way they are all in the same place and will remain organized

6 Time Management Use the online calendar  Plan ahead and use your time wisely  If you don’t have much homework work ahead so you do not become overwhelmed Try your best not to procrastinate  Your quality of work will go up exponentially if you take time and do it well

7 Note Taking Do NOT write down everything Mr. Hathaway says  He says a lot, and we know it is tempting to write it all down, but when you write too much you don’t absorb the information  Write down the heading of each slide Ask questions  If you don’t understand the power point it’s probably because Papa Hath doesn’t always proofread

8 Note Taking Continued No note packets, you’re on your own  Coming from Ms. Hailey’s pretty color coded note packet’s, Mr. Hathaway’s power point lectures can be daunting  However he starts off slow and help you along the way

9 Essay Writing There are three types of essays you will need to write on the AP exam DBQ –No outside information is needed –Use all documents (the one more than half rule is out the window) –You must describe the Point Of View in two or more documents expressed by the author or source –Organize the documents in two or more groups depending on the question –Include a paragraph that states the need for an additional document, and WHY it’s necessary

10 Essays Continued Continuity and Change Over Time (CCOT) –What changed and what stayed the same in a certain period of time –Include global context which state what else was happening at the time the essay specifies –Organize essay into changes, continuities, global context, and reasons for changes or continuities

11 Essays Continued Compare and Contrast Essay –Thesis with direct comparison –Organize essay into similarities, differences, and reasons for either similarities or differences

12 Test Taking There are FIVE choices for each multiple choice question Answer all questions –If you can eliminate at least one choice take a guess Watch the clock –There are 50 questions on each Papa Hath test and the class period is only 40 minutes long –If you get stuck on a questions skip it and come back to it if you have time

13 Quizzes Map Quizzes  Fill out the map in your document packet  Print off a copy of a blank map of the area for the quiz and practice filling it in correctly  Have a parent or sibling quiz you on the locations of the countries (spelling doesn’t have to be perfect, as long as Papa Hath can sound it out) Vocab Quizzes –FLASH CARDS!!! –Use the wiki, and fill it out correctly, so that your classmates can use it too –The best resource is your World Textbook –To receive full credit your definitions must include who, what, when, and where, the more detail the better

14 Study Guides ðDo Them- Papa Hath made them for a reason ðDon’t do them the night before or you’ll go on information overload ðTest grades have a positive correlation with study guide completion

15 Readings Books –They are for the most part interesting and informative –Papa Hath gives them to you early for a reason ( they’re long) –Book reviews always follow the completion of the book Textbook readings –Truthfully, the textbook is long and boring –You can survive without reading it, there is a link on Papa Hath’s web page for the textbook, where outlines for the chapters are available

16 Studying-Unit Tests Do the study guides On the textbook website there are practice multiple choice for each chapter (the exact questions often appear on tests) Study with a buddy it’s so helpful and loads of fun!!! Look over notes and vocab flash cards

17 Studying-Final Exam GET A REVIEW BOOK!!! Don’t wait until the last week before the exam to buy one Do the Jumbo AP study guide Papa Hath gives you, and attend the after school review sessions Ask for review in topic you are most weak at after school or during activity period Do the school island review questions

18 Interdisciplinary Projects Use the time in the library efficiently Have fun with the projects and think outside the box Schedule times to meet and keep the work-log as you’re going Make your final project intelligent with a humorous twist Choose a topic that is not necessary familiar or the easiest

19 Have FUN!!!- Catherine and Marissa

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