Selective colleges and universities typically rank an applicant's academic record as the most important factor in the admissions process.
Extracurricular activities and essays matter, but good grades in challenging classes matter more.
World History is a popular Advanced Placement subject, and in 2017 nearly 300,000 students took the AP World History exam.
Many colleges have a history requirement as part of their general education programs, and a high score on the exam will often fulfill the requirement and qualify students to take upper-level history courses.
The second part of the World History Exam is a 90-minute marathon consisting of two parts.
Most students feel the time crunch in this section. There is no pause between the Document-Based Question (DBQ) and Long Essay.After spending nine weeks getting to know a group of 8th graders, it came time for them to choose their freshmen year high school classes. But for these soon-to-be high school students, they had a much harder choice: whether or not to take AP World History as freshmen. Through multiple choice questions, short-answer questions, a document-based question, and the long essay question, the AP World History Exam measures your knowledge on 49 thematic learning objectives.I remembered my own trepidation about choosing my first high school classes. These objectives are broken down in the following ways: In this section I will break down the length of the AP World History Exam, and offer suggestions on how to make sure you successfully finish each section of the test.Colleges like to admit students who have broad, worldly knowledge, and World History certainly helps demonstrate that knowledge.A long, long time ago (the spring of 2010), I was just a student teacher in a Tennessee middle school. So if you think you’ve got what it takes, let’s not waste another minute.The same basic rules apply to this Exam’s multiple choice section.In short, as you have one minute per question, it’s a relatively easy task to track your time.That’s right, you get to decide how you want to split 90 minutes between these two important tasks.Like other timed writing tests, both being aware of your time and planning can solve a lot of time management issues. Now that we’ve talked about time management, let’s talk about what to expect on the test.The admissions folks will want to see good grades in college preparatory classes.Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate (IB), Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes all play an important role in demonstrating an applicant's college readiness.