Section One: Learning the History and Development of the Judicial Process – This part covers the background of the development of the legal system. You’ll learn about the Magna Cartes, the English Common Law, and the Constitutional Magna Cartes. Additionally, you’ll review how different branches of the government governed during different periods in history. While the United States government is a modern country, many parts of Europe have been governing for years. In the section, you’ll also learn about how civil society emerged as a major force in politics. You’ll get practice tests and practice test simulators that allow you to review section one before the exam.
Section Two: The Organization and Function of the Civil Law Process – This section compares the way that the various branches of government function in relation to one another. It goes into the role of courts, juries, lawyers, witnesses, and attorneys. You’ll see practice tests and practice questions that enable you to review your performance. Once you’ve reviewed all of these sections, you can then prepare for the final exam.
Section Three: Functioning of the Constitution and the Judicial Process – This section compares the functioning of the constitution under the British common law with that of the American system. You’ll find discussions of courts and juries, and the separation of powers between the legislative and judicial branches of government. Finally, you’ll review your formulation of the answers to any questions, as well as the types of legal argument that you might use.
Section Four: Practice Tests – These are practice tests given to examine how prepared a candidate is for the exam. They are designed to simulate real-life scenarios and to make sure that you understand the types of questions you will be faced with on the test. You’ll be able to download practice tests from the AP Calculus AB Test site. Then, you’ll be ready to review them thoroughly before taking the real test.
Section Five: Analyzing Critical Thinking Problems – This part of the review involves thinking through critical thinking problems that you might be faced with on the exam. You’ll review general logic questions, as well as those that consider the particular subject matter or even an issue from science. You’ll need to evaluate how your answers fit into the model that you have created, and you should critically think about your answer and how it fits into the overall framework. In this section, you will also review problems that test your ability to analyze and synthesize information. You will need to spend time doing this problem set several times over.
Section Six: Practicing Problems – You must practice every question multiple times to become confident that you understand the material. You will be given practice questions throughout the exam and you should do them at least once a day. Doing these questions correctly means that you need to revise the material in light of new assumptions and knowledge you have gathered through the previous three sections. Be careful, though, to not do too many problems!
Cracking the AP Calculus AB Exam is an excellent way to test yourself. However, you will quickly learn that answering each question can be very challenging, particularly if you have never tackled such questions before. This review makes sure, that you have a solid foundation of the material so that you are ready to dive right in. Reviewing this book will also prepare you for the types of questions you will likely face on the exam. This includes how to best answer difficult questions and how to formulate an answer that makes sense.