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AP® World History

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Nothing good on TV? Welcome to the wonderful world of, um, World History.

Shmoop's AP World History guide shows you why "revolution" is a dirty word, what exactly was happening behind closed portholes on the HMS Beagle, and—of course—how to kick butt on the AP exam.

In this guide, you'll learn

  • what happened before humans invented the wheel.
  • how to "craft a historical argument" without getting belligerent.
  • why you should save U.S. history for that other AP test.

The Beatles weren't the only ones talking about a revolution.

What's Inside Shmoop's Online AP World History Test Prep

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who love to teach. Our Test Prep resources will help you prepare for exams with fun, engaging, and relatable materials that bring the test to life.

In Shmoop's AP World History guide, you'll find

  • a diagnostic exam to figure out where you're struggling before you even begin.
  • two full-length practice exams that mimic the look and feel of the exam.
  • answer explanations to figure out where you went wrong…or right.
  • loads of practice drills.
  • review of economic systems, state-building, social structures, and more.
  • test-taking tips and strategies.

We have online Test Prep for each and every AP Exam!