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by Pamela K. Lamb

Skill-building flashcards that provide 600 essential AP terms for easy memorization using the convenience of on-the-go study

5 Steps to a 5: AP U.S. Government and Politics Flashcards features 600 key terms that expert author Pamela Lamb has selected as ones that frequently appear on AP U.S. Government and Politics exams. This extra tool increases your knowledge and helps you achieve up to a maximum 5 score. You now have an additional way to master the key terms that are the basis of AP U.S. Government and Politics success, delivered in a format that is convenient for your lifestyle.

Features: One term per card, so you can put the words in the order you desire Bulleted list of key information for each term

Topics include: Architecture and Development of U.S. Government • Federalism • Political Culture • Political Parties • Voting and Elections • Interest Groups and the Mass Media • The Legislative Branch • The Executive Branch and the Bureaucracy • The National Judiciary • Civil Liberties and Civil Rights • The Politics and Public Policymaking

Download 5 Steps to a 5 AP U.S. Government and Politics Flashcards (5 Steps to a 5 on the Advanced Placement Examinations Series) epub
ISBN: 0071760717
ISBN13: 978-0071760713
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Pamela K. Lamb
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (February 2, 2011)
ePUB size: 1383 kb
FB2 size: 1270 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 365
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I really like the 5 Steps to a 5 series of review books. I teach AP Gov, and I have used material from this book for review activities with my class. The book is broken down into content units that align with the course units. Each unit has overview essays as well as quick review points. My favorite part about these books is that you get lots of practice tests- five in this one. The multiple choice questions on the practice test read very similarly to the ones you see on the actual AP exam. No review book manages to mimic the College Board perfectly, but this one comes pretty close in terms of multiple choice. I would definitely recommend this for those reviewing for the gov exam.
My son is great at taking in information and analyzing it. He's less great at figuring out what is being asked on tests.

This study guide is SO helpful for him. It's less about what he knows and more about how to present it. Exactly what he needs.
This 225-page book was formated with large over-sized fonts. If standard fonts were used and white spaces were reduced, the volume would be half the size. On the other hand, the publisher would be "hard pressed" to justify a price of $16.95 for a 113-page book.

The author used an outline approach in reviewing for the AP Government Test. This style had important advantages over the essay-like CLIFF NOTES approach. Listing important ideas and details with "margin bullets" eliminated the additional words and paragraphs required to construct a narrative and to tie ideas together. Also by bold printing terms and vocabulary, the reader's eyes were focused on the important ideas.

The outline style's biggest advantage was that the approach blended in with the way that people studied. It was easier to memorize an outline listing of specific ideas, details, and facts than rereading a narrative several times.

In the book, each topic section totaled five to ten pages. At the end of the section were five to ten multiple-choice review questions. Each was constructed in the same style and approach as the real AP test. Following the sectional test were one-sentence explanations on the answers.

The volume ended with website listing of six internet links for additional resources and a glossary of terms.

Unfortunately, the book had two flaws. On the sample Free-Response Essays, it only provided the rubrics for scoring. The author should have provided sample essay responses. Secondly, two identical copies of a sample diagnostic exam were provided. It would have been more helpful to have two different tests instead.
Flimsy and non-laminated cards- I would have had to reorder each year. Content was appropriate but I did not like the way cards were sorted in alphabetically order. I would have preferred by unit or subject matter.
I have used Barron's review books since I was a kid taking Regents exams in New York State. Many years later, including 23 in the classroom, I still recommend Barron's Review books. 5 Steps to A 5 is a good review book, but in my opinion Barron's is still better because of better answer explanations and sample essay's. Finding a good review book for APUSH or AP Government or AP World is tricky because of all the updates and changes to the exam. Eventually the AP Government Exam will look more like APUSH and AP World. I recommend to all students taking an AP class getting a review book. 5 Steps to a 5 is a good review book and it will certainly help any student who uses it, but again in my book it does not beat out Barron's. I liked the way the readings are organized in this book. The reading review for the various units in AP Government is very good. I also think the the practice multiple choice and practice exams are very good. It is a good book. I just felt the practice essay answer key seemed a bit rushed and incomplete. Too many review books don't even have answers, which to me is a waste, I never understood why some review books do that, AMSCO comes to mind. 5 Steps does have answers and for the multiple choice they are pretty good. My major issue with this book is that while the book has some good practice FRQ prompts, the answer rubric is very terse and does not provide enough information for a student to compare their answer to. For reading summaries and practice multiple choice this book is fine, but the lack of better FRQ sample responses is a major negative to me. This is certainly not a bad review book, but given a choice, I would stick with Barrons.
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Teacher recommended as best AP test prep.