AP® WORLD HISTORY: MODERN
GET AHEAD OF THE AP GAME
Don’t cram for the World History: Modern exam. Cover all of the tested content, from trans-Saharan trade routes to globalization in the present
Our class schedule covers about a month’s worth of class content per lesson. Can't make a session? Not a problem. Your syllabus includes class recordings and summary notes from each session, so you'll have everything you need for exam day.
Success on the AP exams can save you thousands on your college tuition. Our course covers AP exam strategies and the most important topics for each exam. This way, you’ll lock down college savings and stay on top of the toughest AP World History: Modern topics, including Cultural Consequences of Connectivity in the period 1200–1450 and Shifting Power after 1900.
Our AP World History course is built using Barron’s tried-and-true content. Between your live sessions, continue reviewing key content and quizzing yourself with the included Barron’s book.
- 8, 2-hour lessons with an expert AP teacher
- A Premium book from Barron's
- Teacher-written summary notes from each class
- Online access to the slide decks and questions from each lesson
- Recordings of all class sessions
Frequently asked questions
What’s covered in each AP World History Review Course session?
Each class session focuses primarily on reviewing about a month’s equivalent of AP material. Throughout the class, you’ll also answer AP exam questions and learn test strategies. After each class, you’ll receive a page of summary notes reviewing the most commonly tested topics you went over that session.
The time periods covered in each class are:
Session 1 - 1200-1300
Session 2 - 1300-1450
Session 3 - 1450-1600
Session 4 - 1600-1750
Session 5 - 1750-1850
Session 6 - 1850-1900
Session 7 - 1900-Present
Session 8 - Overall review
What if I miss a session?
No problem! If you miss a class, you can watch a recording later - any time that works for you.
How long is the AP World History exam?
The AP World History: Modern exam is 3 hours and 15 minutes long. Section I lasts for 1 hour and 35 minutes:
- Section I, Part A: 55 multiple-choice questions, 55 minutes, 40% of total score
- Section I, Part B: 3 short-answer questions, 40 minutes, 20% of total score
Section II is 100 minutes long:
- Section II, Part A: 1 document-based question, 25% of total score
- Section II, Part B: 1 long-essay question, 15% of total score
How do I do well on the AP World History exam?
Completing practice questions is an important part of studying for the AP World History exam. In addition, applying strategies for each question type can help you maximize your score.
- Move quickly but thoroughly through the exam. Don’t linger on any one question for more than approximately 30 seconds
- Don’t leave any question blank; there is no wrong answer penalty
- Do NOT change an answer you have made unless you are absolutely sure that your initial attempt is incorrect. Research shows that your first answer is usually the correct one
- When eliminating tempting incorrect choices, look for choices that are out of the given time period or region or are not related to specific categories (e.g., the question asked for economic factors, and the answer choice mentions law codes)
- Spend about 10–12 minutes on each question depending on how many parts it contains
- Use the first minute to identify all of the parts of the question
- Decide which historical examples you will use for each part
- Your responses to each part should be 3–6 sentences long
- Identify the main task (analyze, compare/contrast, assess)
- Formulate a thesis
- Plan your evidence
- Write your essay with organized, well-developed paragraphs
- Read the documents and then group them
- Craft a solid thesis statement
- Write your essay, using evidence from the documents
- Discuss point of view and additional historical evidence
What is on the AP World History exam?
The AP World History: Modern exam covers the time period from c. 1200 to the present.
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