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Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2012 Edition

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  94 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
If you need to know it, it’s in this book. Cracking the AP World History, 2012 Edition, includes:
 
   • 2 full-length practice tests, fully updated for the May 2012 Exam
   • Comprehensive review of all topics from prehistoric times to the present
   • Timelines, summaries, and key term lists in every chapter
   • Helpful strategies for writing high-scoring DBQ and free-res
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published August 2nd 2011 by Princeton Review (first published March 4th 1997)
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Alexa G.
Apr 02, 2012 Alexa G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I took the AP World History test in 2011 and I credit this book for helping me get a 5! I picked up the 2009 edition from Half Price books at the beginning of the school year and read it in the weeks leading up to the test (not like I had a choice though, my teacher actually required us to read it) and it was a HUGE help. The authors worded things in a way that was easy for me to understand and oftentimes amusing (for example, when they were talking about how Commodore Matthew Perry opened up Ja ...more
Sharon
May 27, 2011 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I even begin to tell you how AWESOME this book was? I had a really good teacher this year, but the textbook was incredibly dry and the only book I've ever fallen asleep on because I was bored, rather than I was tired. And I was freaking out about the exam.
So I got this.
And loved it.
While still freaking out, it was one of the few times history actually held at least some interest to me. It did a marvelous job of grouping and explaining, and it had a sense of humor too. It spoke ENGLISH for sh
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Theresa ♫
Aug 28, 2012 Theresa ♫ marked it as curious  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Theresa ♫ by: My Oh-So-Fun World History AP teacher.
Before the dreaded exam has to be worried about

Even though the dude on the cover looks like a lot of fun, I already know that AP World History is NOT going to be fun.

"This is a hard class." Says my teacher. "If anyone says it was easy, they're huge liars."
AND ALL OF MY FRIENDS THAT TOOK WORLD HISTORY AP FOR A CLASS, AND THEY ALL SAID IT WAS EASY!! What the heck?!


So yeah. My teacher recommended this book. (He speaks in a monotone, he sounds sort of depressed, and he's the hugest pessimist.) "You'
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Violet
May 12, 2011 Violet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I realize that this is not an actual book, but I practically read the whole thing, so I might as well review it right?

Today, I took the exam to that means that last night I was pouring over this thing like it was my saviour and it was going to rescue me from the bloody and lethal horrors of the AP test. I bet you can guess that this is my first AP exam....well it is and it doesn't make it any better that my World History class isn't AP (Mr. Staples the World History teacher encouraged people to
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Rebecca Reid
Jul 07, 2012 Rebecca Reid rated it really liked it
Shelves: b-nonfic-history
I am not a high school AP student, but rather I'm an adult who has been wanting to read a general overview of world history. Without any other ideas, I picked up Cracking the AP World History Exam 2012, a general review book for high school students produced by The Princeton Review. I read about 200 pages of world history summaries, timelines, and key terms.

As was my goal, I feel I have received a reminder of the course of history over the past 8,000 years, with a general picture of how world hi
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Josh Singer
May 30, 2013 Josh Singer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I decided to read the Cracking the AP World History Exam by The Princeton Review in order to prepare for the A.P. exam; essentially, it was an historical account of the world. Covering from Paleolithic Era to Modern Day, this book accurately outlined key events from this time including the Bantu Migrations, Classical Period, Post-Classicism, and the World Wars, yet it was able to succinctly summarize the most mundane topics. It even included two practice tests. I enjoyed this book because it was ...more
Ana
Apr 18, 2013 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-for-school
Huzzah! 200 pages done in a week!
This review for AP world history is very broad and general which is perfect. Also it is written in very simple language which makes it easier to read.
Could have more explanations for the big themes in history, cause and effect, general pattern, etc.
Hoping for a 5!
Christine
May 12, 2009 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: World History Students
Recommended to Christine by: History Teacher
Okay, I was pretty sure I was going to fail the AP exam yesterday, but thanks to this book, I might have gotten a 2 instead of a 1 (which is still a fail, but hey... I only had it for a week.)
Everyone should study this book instead of the textbook. It's so much easier to understand, and it's not nearly as wordy.
Sara
May 06, 2008 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: required-reading
Funny and informational, though a little brief.
The Princeton Review are quite talented in that they can transform a mundane topic into something mildly amusing.
(THANK GOD I AM DONE WITH IT)
Brittsymone
Aug 13, 2012 Brittsymone is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
k;mk;m/
Courtnee
May 02, 2012 Courtnee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really hope this helps with my test. It was written in a way I could process and remember the information. Thank you, Princeton Review:)
Tony
Sep 23, 2008 Tony rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
ok... but id rather read it in high school
Kathleen
Dec 12, 2011 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was really helpful; it deserves some credit for helping me score a five! :)
Lauren-Michelle
this book didn't really help to much-
but it helped more than the class did (even though Mr.Mhyre was and is an amazing teacher- I learn better from reading).
John
May 14, 2009 John marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: will-never-read
I learned nothing from this book; in fact, I never read it! I had my AP World exam today, and I think I got a 4 or 5, so I didn't even need to buy the book :(
Sammi
Not overly boring but didn't really help me. I suggest taking lots of practice tests and outlining possible comparisons.
Meagan Marie
Apr 01, 2013 Meagan Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hate ap world history and probably got a 1 on the exam so.....
Chrissy DeMarco
Jun 18, 2016 Chrissy DeMarco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel as though it's okay to count this as a book I read. it was incredibly long and I read it cover to cover. I'm also slacking in my challenge this year, and every single book counts.
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