AP Human Geography Exam, 17th May 2013 Review Page
The AP exam will be upon us sooner than you think so it is important that you begin preparing as soon as possible. It will not be possible for you to study for this for just a few days before and to get a good result. All of the necessary content needed to do well on the exam will have been covered and be in your notebooks / files which you have been maintaining throughout the year. In order to effectively study it will be necessary for you to vary different methods of revision. Before the exam you should have practiced taking nearly all of the previous Free Response Questions below. I hope you find these materials useful, I have done all I can - it is now up to you!
Previous Free Response Questions
Things to consider........
- Answer the question in the format of the question - label the parts, but write in paragraphs, not bullets.
- No fancy introductions or conclusions, just get to the point and supply relevant content and examples to support the answer
- Questions often address themes from across the units - try to think broadly
- Use geographic terminology when possible (and appropriate) and include examples
- Additional time was added to encourage students to pre-write or outline their answers before they write their final answer
- Be SURE that the final answer is written on the lined pages provided and not on the prompt and/or stimulus
- Write LEGIBLY!!!!
Common mistakes to avoid........
- You should read the instructions on the back of the FRQ booklet. It will not be read to you, but there is some important information there
- Do not dive straight in without first planning your answers
- Write in ink (and legibly)
- A strike through voids any content below the strike through.
- Do not use bullets or outlines in the final answer
- Questions may be answered in any order, but should be clearly labeled at the top of each page in the exam booklet.
How much is each question worth? How much should I write?
The lack of standardized rubrics for the AP Human Geography is one of the reasons why very competent students do not score as highly as they should do on the Free Response Section of the exam. Students often read the question too quickly and miss the opportunity to get the highest possible marks. You must read the question carefully to deconstruct exactly what it is asking you to do and then figure out how many points each question is worth. Follow the guidelines below to make sure that you don't
The following Prezi presentation covers every conceivable model that could be on the Exam, plus some extras. The ones we have covered in class are ones you are most likely to encounter, however it is unlikely, yet possible that you may come across a new model. Considering how profiencient you are at analyzing models by yourself now that should not pose a problem to you.
AP Models Review Quiz
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