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Great Intro to the Subject
Lots of Writing
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I was not very interested in U.S. History prior to taking this course but needed it for my major. I found the class interesting and very informative. There is a lot of reading, but if you pay attention during the discussion boards you can zone in on what is important to review.
I learned how our country was founded and how our government/Constitution was formed. I found the information covered regarding how WWI and WWII were started especially interesting. The discussion boards provide much of the information needed to be able to pass the quizzes and final exam. There were three quizzes, and each had 10 multiple choice questions, with one essay question. The final exam had 25 multiple choice questions and four short essays. If you are good at writing short essays (around 250 words or less) quickly, you will do well in this class. If you find essays difficult, it will be tougher.
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I started out reading the assigned chapters in the book, but by week 4 I stopped in depth reading and just skimmed the information. The discussion boards provide much of the information needed to complete the quizzes and the essays. The questions on the quizzes and exam are random, so using a site like Course Hero can provide you with flash cards to assist with the questions. However, the essays on the quizzes and final exam are weighted as much as the multiple choice questions, so don't spend a lot of time agonizing over the questions. Go on to the essay and do a good job on it. The key information to study is The Articles of Confederation and The Constitution, and WWI and WWII. There were two papers to write. One was on The Constitution and the other was on WWI. They were 5 to 6 pages each, and very specific questions were provided that had to be answered in each paper.