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A Private AP* US History Exam Tutor in Your Computer

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AP US History

Your enrollment includes

102 video review lessons
Review AP US History by watching and listening to over 18 hours worth of videos carefully coordinated to the AP US History syllabus.
290 AP US History practice questions
Test your understanding of each concept without having to take an entire AP US History practice exam.
Customized AP US History study plan
Once you're ready, take our diagnostic exam to see where you need to focus your efforts.
Access through June
You'll have unlimited access to our entire AP US History review suite through the AP exam.
Full-length AP US History practice test
Even get your free response section hand-graded (for an additional charge)!
Personalized progress
Have your own "study room" to easily track your progress.

How does it work?

When you enroll in a review class on GetAFive, you get everything you need to help you with your AP class during the year and also prepare, study, and review for your AP exam in May. Take a tour to find out more.

GetAFive AP US History exam study guide

Multiple Choice section - 55 minutes
80 questions broken down by time period and topic:
  • 20% of questions deal with period through 1789
  • 45% covers 1790 through 1914
  • 35% covers 1915 to the present including questions on events since 1980.

Within those time periods, the test is further broken down

  • 35% are on political institutions, behavior, and public policy
  • 40% are about social and cultural developments
  • 15% cover diplomacy and international relations
  • 10% cover economic developments

Many of the social and economic history questions deal with such traditional topics as the impact of legislation on social groups and the economy, or the pressures brought to bear on the political process by social and economic developments. Many questions pertain to more than one area.

The Free Response Section - 130 minutes
Mandatory 15 minute reading period at the beginning of the Free Response section. Use this time reading preparing for the DBQ (more below).

Topics can cover the period from the first European explorations of the Americas to 1980 and the FRQs are broken down into 3 essays:

  • Part A: The DBQ (recommended time - 1 hour):

    • Spend 15 minutes reading documents and planning, and 45 minutes writing
    • Counts for 45% of total Free Response section

  • Parts B and C: Standard Essay Questions (recommended time = 35 minutes on each, including 5 minutes planning the essay):

    • Each part offers the option of two essay topics, you must pick one
    • Together these count for 55% of total Free Response section
Meet your instructor: Bill Polasky

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FAQs

Why is this service better than other services for AP US History?
Our videos provide you hours of watching the pros handle the big topics throughout US history and drawing links that you'll need to understand in order to ace the AP exam.
I'm taking APUSH in school, so why do I need to review it?
Or better yet, your teacher might even offer his/her own review! But still, we want you to have review lessons at your fingertips throughout the year, and let you hone in on what you really need to study. It's never too early to start reviewing, and getting a little extra help. Come May, you are going to need to brush up on the lessons you learned in the fall. We'll be here. All year long for you to view and review to your heart's content.
How'd you find the teacher for this class?
We went through a rigorous interview process, after looking for the most qualified teachers out there. We wanted someone who had demonstrated excellence in education, and had a TON of experience teaching AP courses to not only students but new AP teachers.
Does this cover everything that will appear on the AP US History test?
We can't guarantee that this year won't be a “throw you for a loop year”, but our content covers the entire syllabus published by the College Board.
How does this help me prepare for the free-response section?
You have the opportunity to scan in your free-response answers and have them hand-graded for an extra fee.
I'm homeschooled, what is this and is this AP US History review course right for me?
GetAFive is a perfect complement to the homeschooler. With GetAFive you are able to get the best AP teachers in your home, giving you the best opportunity out there to do well on the AP exams in May, earning you valuable college credit.
When should I start preparing for the AP US History test?
We advise that the best prep is thorough mastery of the material. That starts today.
How long are the videos?
The videos are each between 10-15 minutes in length. Perfect for on-the-go study!
Can I use this to help me with my class during the school year?
You sure can! Our videos and quizzes are carefully broken out into lessons that should correspond nicely to your own teacher's schedule. With a GetAFive subscription you can use our videos, quizzes, and other tools to improve your grades throughout the year, and then, of course ace the AP exam in May.