U.S. History is a rich tapestry of events, places, people, and dates, which makes for excellent fireside conversations... but rather challenging exams because you have to remember so much information. Without a doubt, the best possible study tool for tackling content-heavy subjects like AP U.S. History (APUSH) is Brainscape’s flashcards.
Our collection of 1,100+ smart, subject-certified flashcards provide the fastest, most efficient way to learn for one of the most demanding AP courses! These decks were created alongside the CED to ensure that no essential knowledge was left out of the class. And they’re aligned with the official College Board U.S. History syllabus, covering everything you need to know from the pre-Columbian period to modern times.
The best AP U.S. History study guide
History textbooks, though essential, aren’t exactly known to be compelling reading. In fact, they’re practically a metaphor for boring. But Brainscape has taken the entire curriculum and distilled it down into bite-sized question-and-answer flashcards that’ll help you ingrain the necessary facts to take on this notoriously challenging exam.
Also, being a web and mobile app, you can squeeze in quick study sessions throughout your day, taking a quick 5 to 10 minutes here and there to learn new facts or review old ones. In this way, Brainscape makes it easy to constantly build upon your knowledge so that when you sit down to study, you’ve already got the important facts memorized.
Created by a team of top APUSH experts (led by James F. Kohn, an AP US History teacher with scores that consistently beat national averages), and tested by students who recently scored a 5 on their own AP U.S. History exam, this course:
Over 1,000 APUSH CED aligned flashcards.
Offers an efficient review of the most important US History facts and concepts at your fingertips.
Helps you learn the context and significance of critical historical events.
Targets those issues tested most frequently on prior exams.
Uses a special learning algorithm that leverages the latest in cognitive science techniques to ensure that you learn faster and remember for longer.
Adjusts according to your unique strengths and weaknesses, so that you can focus on the facts that you struggle with and save time repeating those you’re already confident in.
This class, alongside any work that is assigned by your AP US History teacher, will help prepare you to pass your exam. None of these cards focus on the writing component of the exam, but they do prepare you to have enough historical information to write.
Brainscape helps you learn faster and remember for longer
The brain is hardwired to learn and remember information a certain way. The Brainscape™ flashcard app was born out of the question: what if we leveraged this hardwiring to help students learn more efficiently? Fueled by curiosity, our team of cognitive scientists from Columbia and Yale spent years developing a scientifically optimized learning platform to boost your learning.
Our"secret sauce" is a learning algorithm that delivers information to your brain in a way that optimizes its ability to retain that information. And it’s the spaced repetition of history content at precisely the right interval for YOUR brain that makes Brainscape so effective for remembering the facts.
With Brainscape, you too can score a 5 on the AP U.S. History exam ... so go forth and rise to your challenge!
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