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AP World History Bootcamp 2018:
Date: Sat. April 28 & Sun. April 29, 2018 (Students enroll specifically in one of the two dates. Identical course material each day.)
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Price: $195 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA 30328 (We rent conference center space at two hotels < 1 mi from Edison Prep's office)

Materials included: Edison Prep's Bootcamp Handouts, “AP World History Crash Course” book
Additional benefits: After the workshop, students can submit a sample DBQ essay to be graded by a College Board AP Reader and receive commentary on how to improve their free response essays. This bootcamp will also help prepare students who will be taking the SAT II Subject Test in World History.

Testimonials from Past Attendees:
  • "Your test prep for the AP World was phenomenal. My daughter walked in there saying that maybe she should just skip the AP exam since some schools make you report all your AP scores. She walked out feeling confident and that the essay was game-able...the explanation of the exact things the graders want to see to 'check the box' for your score was what she was happiest about. You guys seem to really know what you're doing and from your website it looks like both your AP teachers are actively teaching AP...we like that your group is in the trenches and current." - Parent of a 2015 Bootcamp Attendee
  • "Ms. Hudson was a great teacher and the variety of content was very helpful. The thorough handouts will be good to review between now and the test. I'm sending in my DBQ soon because my teacher at school has only done one this entire school year." - 2015 Bootcamp Attendee
  • "I like how it was condensed into one day because I had 3 other AP exams to study for during that same time period.  You'll definitely be seeing my little sister next year!" - 2014 Bootcamp Attendee

About the Instructor:

Ms. Hudson has been teaching AP History in Des Moines, Iowa for ten years.  In addition to being a College Board-approved AP Reader (grader), she is also part of the AP Council for Valley High School, a top high school in the state of Iowa.

Ms. Hudson is a scholar of the test, dissecting each year's exam for the benefit of her future students. She also teaches European History as an adjunct professor at an area college. As part of the workshop, students have an opportunity to submit a sample essay (a "DBQ") for feedback on how to improve their essay prior to the exam.  (The essay is distributed at the bootcamp.)

The students in Ms. Hudson's AP classes have done very well; over 90% of her students have passed the exam

The bootcamp is a multi-dimensional workshop that focuses both on strategy and content. It incorporates multiple learning activities that use actual past AP exams, effective writing strategies, and electronic clickers that keep students engaged while they are learning some of the techniques that will be discussed during the bootcamp.  The history content portions are interspersed between the strategy and essay-writing portions of the bootcamp to maintain a lively atmosphere and to utilize real examples during the pedagogical portions.
 
General Structure of the AP World Bootcamp: 
Note: The strategic portions and the lecture portions will be interspersed in order to keep the bootcamp engaging and fun.
Note: The 2017 Bootcamp will cover the updated 2017 APWH exam. All materials have been updated to reflect the changes!  
 

1. Test Strategy & Overview:
  • Overview of the Exam
  • Multiple Choice Strategy
  • Test Timing and Stamina
2. Short Answer Question (SAQ) Strategy:
  • Addressing the question
  • Clear and deliberate writing
  • How to get full credit
3. Long Essay Question (LEQ) Strategy:
  • Thesis Writing
  • Knowing your four types of LEQs
  • Knowing your regions and time blocks
  • How to effectively plan the essay
  • How to get a "6"
4. DBQ Writing:
  • Creating appropriate groups for the body paragraph
  • Thesis Writing
  • How to get credit for Contextualization and Argument Development
  • How to get credit for Sourcing and Synthesis
  • How to get a "7"
5. Review Lectures:
  • Unit 1:  Technological and Environmental Transformations (c. 8000 BCE – 600 BCE) 
  • Unit 2:  Organization and Reorganization of Human Societies (600 BCE – 600 CE) 
  • Unit 3:  Regional and Transregional Interactions (600 – 1450 CE) 
  • Unit 4:  Global Interactions (1450 – 1450 CE)
  • Unit 5:  Industrialization and Global Integration (1750 – 1900 CE) 
  • Unit 6:  Global Realignments (1900 – Present)
6. Analyzing Writing Samples from Actual Previous AP tests:
  • Scoring and Critique
  • In-depth analysis
 
Lunch and What to Bring:
Students should bring a sack lunch; a casual AP History review activity will take place while students relax during lunch.
Students should also bring pens/highlighters to take notes with. 

 
To Enroll:
Your student can reserve a spot by paying via check or credit card.  Enrollment is first-come, first-serve.   

To send a check, please mail the check to:
Edison Prep, LLC, PO Box 28903, Atlanta, GA 30358
If mailing a check, please note which day is desired on the check memo line.  

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After purchasing, please send the following details to us at edison@edisonprep.com to complete your registration:
  • Student name
  • Student high school name
  • Student email address (reminders will be sent to both student and parent email addresses)
Class Cancellation Policy / Refunds: Group classes are refundable as long as Edison Prep is notified of such changes via email no later than 1 week (7 days) before the bootcamp. After that point, the group fee becomes non-refundable as materials have been purchased/printed and potential students turned away.


Questions?
Call 404-333-8573 or email edison@edisonprep.com.