How to Approach AP Microeconomics Multiple-Choice Questions

The AP Microeconomics exam is different from most in that most students don’t take the class for it before taking the exam. Your AP Macroeconomics teacher probably offered you supplementary extracurricular lessons about the basics of microeconomics to give you an edge on the exam itself. This unconventional way of teaching microeconomics makes it a very difficult test to prepare for. As a result, it isn’t taken as often as the macroeconomics exam.




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What are NGSS Science and Engineering Practices?

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS, offer a new framework for science and engineering education in the United States. The NGSS standards are built on a fundamental belief in blending the practice of science with content, so the NGSS practices emphasize learning by doing.




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How to Write NGSS Lesson Plans

The Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS standards, are likely to start rolling out across the United States over the next few years. The first comprehensive overhaul in almost fifteen years, these standards outline new approaches to K-12 science education that blend content and practice, preparing students for success not only in STEM careers but across all modern workplaces.




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The Ultimate Guide to the 2016 AP US History LEQ

Only at the very end of the AP U.S. History exam do you reach the Long Essay Question (LEQ). As a result, the LEQ is a challenge for even the most prepared test-taker. By this point in the exam, you are mentally exhausted, your hand is tired from writing all the other Free Response questions, and you just want to go home.




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Horizontal Asymptotes: AP Calculus Crash Course Review

AP Calculus is not easy, and it is hard to score a five on the test. Only about 25% people who take the test can earn that top score on the AP Calculus exam. Because there are so many concepts and theorems to remember, this AP Calculus review will cover horizontal asymptotes and graphs of a function when x approaches infinity.




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How Long is the AP European History Exam?: Tips to Manage Your Time for a 5

The AP European History exam tests your knowledge of European history and your ability to think analytically about historical events that happened in the continent. To help you prepare, let’s break down the AP European History exam into sections and look at some tips on how to tackle each section effectively under the given time constraints — AP test time management is crucial to success on the exam.




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