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AP Lit Review: Hamlet

Title: Hamlet by William Shakespeare    Date of Publication: 1603, first performance in 1609                       Genre: Tragedy Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Shakespeare produced most of his known work between 1589 and 1613. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories and these works remain regarded as some… Continue reading AP Lit Review: Hamlet

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: Frankenstein

Title: Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Date of Publication: January 1, 1818 Genre:  Gothic science fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Mary Shelly was raised by her father after the death of her mother when she was a month old. Her father was an author himself,… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: Frankenstein

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Title: A Thousand Splendid Suns Author:  Khaled Hosseini Date of Publication:  May 22, 2007 Genre: Historical Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful):  Khaled Hosseini was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, and moved to the United States in 1980. He is A U.S. Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations Refugee… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Title: Pride and Prejudice Author:  Jane Austen Date of Publication: 1813 Genre: Comedy, Coming-of-Age, Literary Fiction Biographical information about the author (for my knowledge only, but very helpful): Jane Austen was born in Steventon, England, in 1775. Her father was the rector of the local parish and taught her largely at home. She began to write… Continue reading Major Works – AP Lit Review: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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Study Guide: AP United States History

College Board Description - Knowing is half the battle. Survival Resources and Practice Tests Crash Course: US History - This is crazy effective for reviewing/jogging your memory as you approach test day. While the crash course sciences are a bit lacking, the histories are the most useful thing. Half the AP score is essays, so knowing your… Continue reading Study Guide: AP United States History

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Study Guide: AP Chemistry

AP Chemistry is the hardest class I'm taking this year, by far. So, since I'm fighting to keep my grade up by the skin of my teeth (A the past two quarters - barely,  currently at a middle B but I'm working on that), I thought sharing the how of that might benefit some others.… Continue reading Study Guide: AP Chemistry

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Study Guide: AP English Language and Composition

About the Test - This site has some good in-depth explanations on the different sections of the AP test. The test has two parts, multiple choice and essays. I can't really make a study guide for that. Multiple choice is, well, the basis for every test ever - its reading comprehension, its about practice more than… Continue reading Study Guide: AP English Language and Composition

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Study Guide: AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus is a hard class, and it relies on a firm basis in, pretty much, all math prior to calculus if you want a chance in hell of passing. So, before even taking the class, check out some of this: Math Review: Arithmetic through Data Analysis Its a GRE Math guide, but its helpful,… Continue reading Study Guide: AP Calculus AB

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General Study Tips and Tools

Okay, studying is never fun, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Studying is particularly important for the AP test(s). I've gotten a 3 and two 5's on my past tests, and I'm taking 4 more the year; so I think my study methods can help others. I'm going to try and make specialized… Continue reading General Study Tips and Tools

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AP Crunch Time And Study Guides

Me complaining/stressing/ignoring my blog in favor of - about school is nothing new on this blog, or pretty much any other blogger who still goes to school's blog. School is hard okay! Now, when you're taking 4 APs and are a very competitive, type A, "must get top grades" sort of person, its just a… Continue reading AP Crunch Time And Study Guides