AP World History: Modern Study Guides

There’s a lot of material to review before the AP World History: Modern exam, so it’s essential to have a solid game plan that optimizes your available study time. We’ve come up with three customizable study guides you can use to finish preparing for the AP exam: a two-week, one-month, and two-month guide. But how do you choose the study guide that’s right for you?

Fortunately, all you need to know to make this decision is how much time you have to prep. If you have two months or more with plenty of time to study, then we recommend using the Two-Month Study Guide. If you only have about a month, or if you have more than a month but your time will be split among competing priorities, you should probably choose the One-Month Study Guide. Finally, if you have less than a month to prep, your best bet is the Two-Week Study Guide.

Regardless of your chosen study guide, you have flexibility in how you follow the instructions. You can stick to the order and timing that the guide recommends or tailor those recommendations to fit your particular study schedule. For example, if you have six weeks before your exam, you could use the One-Month Study Guide but spread out the recommended activities for Week 1 across the first two weeks of your studying. You can further customize any of the study guides by skipping over chapters or sections that you’ve already mastered or by adjusting the recommended time to better suit your schedule.

Read on for our AP World History: Modern study guides:







2-Month AP World History: Modern Study Guide


Two months is plenty of time to prep for the AP World History: Modern exam. If you follow our study guide, in these eight weeks you’ll take four practice AP World History: Modern exams, review the format of the test, and review your notes on each unit and period. You’ll be able to get acquainted with the test and solidify the information you’ve learned throughout the year without stressing about time.
  • Week 1 Review Guide (4-5 hours)

    • Take a practice exam. You can find AP World History: Modern practice exams in Kaplan’s AP World History: Modern Prep Plus book.
    • Review your practice exam. Make an error log with four columns in which you make a note of each question you missed, the concept tested, the explanation for the correct answer, and the reason for your mistake.
  • Week 5 Review Guide (5-6 hours)

  • Week 7 Review Guide (4-5 hours)

    • Take a practice exam.
    • Review your practice exam using an error log.
  • Week 8 Review Guide (4-5 hours)

    • Take a practice exam.
    • Review your practice exam using an error log.

1-Month AP World History: Modern Study Guide


If you’ve been taking an AP World History: Modern class in school, one month is a great amount of time to spend really preparing for the AP World History: Modern exam. If you follow our suggested one-month study guide, you’ll have time to take two practice AP World History: Modern exams, review the structure of the exam, and review your notes on each of the units/periods you’ll see on the exam.

2-Week AP World History: Modern Study Guide


Two weeks is just enough time to take two practice AP World History: Modern tests and do a quick review of each of the units/periods you’ll see on the exam. Follow our suggested 2-week AP World History: Modern study guide to make sure you use your time during last two weeks before the test as effectively as possible.
  • 2-Week Review Guide: Days 2-3 (1-3 hours)

    • Review your practice exam. Make an error log with four columns in which you make a note of each question you missed, the concept tested, the explanation for the correct answer, and the reason for your mistake.
    • Review the structure of the AP World History: Modern exam.
  • 2-Week Review Guide: Day 14 (1-2 hours)

    • Review your practice exam using an error log.

More AP World History: Modern Resources

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