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AP World History Success

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Jennifer Pansini

on 19 September 2013

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Transcript of AP World History Success

AP World History
Every Monday

1. Writing
2. Organization
3. Note taking
4. Analysis
5. Critical Thinking
6. Complare and Contrast
7. Debates
8. Effective Group Work
10,000 years of history: Understanding, analyzing, comprehending, and using your skills to use content effectively.
1. Hard Work
2. Determination
3. Focus
1. Periodization
2. Place
3. Themes
4. Key Concepts
5. Historical Thinking Skills
1. Reading with purpose
2. Note taking
3. Note Cards
4. Organizing thoughts
5. Organizing information
Writing and Multiple Choice
1. Essays
Thesis Statements
Expository Essays
2. Multiple Choice Test Taking
Pass the AP Test
1. Effectively using the content you leaned with your test taking skills to pass the multiple choice section of the test

2. Effectively using your writing skills to pass the writing portion of the test
5 Essentials
5 Methods
1. Big Picture
2. Comparison
3. Diffusion
4. Syncretism
5. Common Phenomena
Why are periods important?
Why do many historians use dates to organize history?
1. 5 Regions
2. Names and locations of regions
3. Sub Regions
4. Shared Past
1. S= Social
2. P= Political
3. I= Interaction
4. C= Cultural
5. E= Economics
Key Concepts
Important ideas
Concepts that overlap
Evidence to support theories

How would you decide what would be a key concept?
Historical Thinking
You must be able to do the following
1. Crafting Historical Arguments from Historical evidence
2. Chronical Reasoning:
a. Historical causation
b. Patterns of continuity and change over time
c. Periodization
3. Comparison and contextualization
4. Historical Interpretation and Synthesis
Big Picture
Could be the thesis
Could be key points
Compare 2 more people or groups
Comparison: similarities and differences
The movement of something without change
Spread of natural elements
Once something has diffused it often mixes and creates something new
Common Phenomena
2 or more groups come up with developments that are the same but didn't have interaction with each other
Reading with Purpose
Finding the thesis of the text
Finding key points
Organizing notes effectively
Note taking
Modified Cornell Notes
Recognizing patterns
Leaving space to the left
Leave a lot of blank spaces
Recognizing the thesis

Note Cards
Definitions of terms in your own words
Significance: Why is it important?
Dates: When did the term take place
Organizing Information
1. Thesis statements
2. Concrete Details (CD)
3. Commentary (CM)
4. Analysis (CM)
Organizing thoughts
Organizing thoughts and creating outlines and essays
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