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    Nov 30, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course to anyone who is very interested in history and is willing to put in a lot of work. I did not really enjoy this course as much as I could have, because while I enjoy learning about history, I felt as though the amount of work given by my teacher was too much for me to enjoy the course. In addition, I feel as though the course is very fast paced and is too much to fit into two high school semesters. Overall, I would recommend this course if it is the only AP course a student plans on taking in that academic year.

    Course highlights:

    This course covers the entirety of United States History, so there was always something new to learn every class. My favorite unit was on the Gilded Age, because it was a very good parallel to today's society. In addition to learning about history, I also learned a lot about time management, because the course load for AP US History was very intense and required a lot of time to complete. Finally, I also learned how to analyze complex texts in a more efficient way, because I read and interpreted a lot of historical texts.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    My main piece of advice for APUSH would be to constantly review previous material. History builds on itself, and the AP exam covers all of US history, so it is in your best interest to consistently review previous learned material. It will help you to make connections between eras and find patters and parallels in history.

    • Fall 2016
    • Cannon
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    Oct 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this course and would highly recommend it. It is one class where you get out exactly what you put in. It is a lot of work, but well worth it.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the most from the quarterly projects. They took a lot of time and effort, but that is the information I retained the best.

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Do all of the work. Taking the notes but seem pointless, but it is worth it in the end when you are studying for the AP exam. Don't be afraid to ask questions.

    • Fall 2015
    • Cannon
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