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Last reply by: Kathleen Etzel
Sun May 10, 2015 11:35 AM

Post by Kathleen Etzel on May 10, 2015

Professor Park,

    I have read two different sources that are directing me to answer the FRQ questions in conflicting ways:  the first says to answer each question directly and label every portion of the question in my answer; the second says that I should not be tempted to do the first but rather write in an essay type format.  As a grader, which do you prefer to see?

Thanks

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Post by Rebecca Dai on November 22, 2014

Also, is there any related text book that you suggest? Thanks

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Sat Nov 22, 2014 3:04 PM

Post by Rebecca Dai on November 22, 2014

In example one, could you explain a little about choice B? Why is it a reason of constitutional convention? Thanks

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:24 PM

Post by Rebecca Dai on November 20, 2014

Professor, do we need to memorize everything in AG? If not, what do we need to memorize? Thanks

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Post by Rebecca Dai on November 12, 2014

Professor,
between AP econ (both macro and micro) and AP American Government, which one do you think is more difficult? In what ways? If I study both by myself, which one is easier to ace? Thank you!

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Last reply by: Rebecca Dai
Sun Nov 9, 2014 9:19 PM

Post by Rebecca Dai on November 9, 2014

Professor,
between AP econ (both macro and micro) and AP American Government, which one do you think is more difficult? In what ways? If I study both by myself, which one is easier to ace? Thank you!

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:03 PM

Post by David Lloyd on October 28, 2014

Hi Professor Park,
Can i print out the lecture notes, and are there any worksheets?

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Post by Jasmine Lim on July 26, 2014

Hi Professor Park,
I find that when I am trying to take notes on the lesson, I miss some of the side comments. Is there a printable version of the slides available? Thank you.

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:21 AM

Post by Jinbin Chen on July 14, 2014

Hi, Professor! I plan to self study AP US Government this year due to some scheduling conflict. Besides the video lectures, what sort of materials do I need in order to successfully self study this course?

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Last reply by: Professor Jibin Park
Tue May 13, 2014 12:43 PM

Post by Angela Patrick on May 13, 2014

Professor Park,
I just have to say that you truly know your stuff when it comes to the AP U.S. Government exam. I just got done with it and I can honestly it was the easiest exam so far (and I have taken 5 others this year). It was easy for me because the multiple choice was so close to your lectures it was scary All of your key concepts and definitions were on there and there were at least 15-20 I felt like your course allowed me to ace. The FRQ's were also very easy for me after going through your constitutional underpinnings lectures and your emphasis of the amendments. I am just in awe how much your course helped me and I only used it for 3 days, a kid who used it for an entire semester would be hard-pressed not to get a 5 on this exam. It is a great feeling when people are bemoaning how hard the test was (especially the multiple choice and you know you got less than 5 wrong. Honestly, can't thank you enough. This course has to be the best on educator in terms of accuracy to the actual AP exam.

I just hope now that your AP macroeconomics course yields similar results for me.

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  1. Intro
    • Lesson Overview
      • Preamble of the United States Constitution
      • Purposes of Government
      • Forms of Government
      • British Influence
      • Enlightenment Philosophers
      • Articles of Confederation
      • Weakness of the Articles
      • Virginia Plan (Large State)
      • New Jersey Plan (Small State)
      • Connecticut Compromise (Great Compromise)
      • The Big Elephant in the Room
      • Ratification of the Constitution
      • The Federalist Papers
      • Example 1
        • Example 2
          • Intro 0:00
          • Lesson Overview 0:11
          • Preamble of the United States Constitution 1:38
            • We the People…
            • Examining This
          • Purposes of Government 4:20
            • Early Draft of the Preamble
            • Creation of a Federalist System of Government
            • Establish Justice
            • Common Defense
            • General Welfare
            • Secure the Blessings of Liberty
          • Forms of Government 6:34
            • Anarchy
            • Autocracy
            • Absolute Monarchy
            • Constitutional Monarchy
            • Dictatorship
            • Oligarchy
            • Aristocracy
            • Theocracy
            • Democracy
            • Direct Democracy
            • Representative Democracy
          • British Influence 11:52
            • Magna Carta
            • Parliament
          • Enlightenment Philosophers 15:47
            • John Locke
            • Baron de Montesquieu
          • Articles of Confederation 17:53
            • Written by the Second Continental Congress
            • Lasted from 1781-1789
            • Weak National Government
            • Each State is Equal with One Vote
            • 9 of 13 States to Pass Law
            • Amending the Articles
          • Weakness of the Articles 20:16
            • Congress Could Not Tax
            • Can't Regulate Interstate Trade or Foreign Commerce
            • No Executive or Judicial Branch
            • No Authority to Coin Money
            • Population of State Not Taken Into Account
            • 9 of 13 to Pass Law
            • Unanimous Consent to Amend Articles
          • Virginia Plan (Large State) 22:57
            • Bicameral Legislature
            • Representation Based on Population
            • Single Executive
            • Judges Chosen by Legislative Branch
          • New Jersey Plan (Small State) 25:40
            • Unicameral Legislature
            • Representation Equal Among States
            • Plural Executive
            • Judges Appointed for Life
          • Connecticut Compromise (Great Compromise) 27:35
            • Bicameral Legislature
            • House Elected by the People; Senate Appointed by State
            • One Executive
            • Supreme Court Appointed to Life Term
          • The Big Elephant in the Room 33:17
            • Issue of Slavery
            • Southern vs. Northern States
            • Three-Fifths Compromise
            • Commerce and Slave Trade Compromise
          • Ratification of the Constitution 36:12
            • Signing the Constitution
            • Ratify it Before Going Into Effect
            • Federalists Favored Ratification
            • Anti-federalists Opposed the Constitution
          • The Federalist Papers 39:31
            • Defended the New Government
            • Published Under 'Publius'
            • Lack of a Bill of Rights
            • Federalists Supported a Bill of Rights
          • Example 1 42:26
          • Example 2 45:16