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Among all the social science subjects, AP Macroeconomics has always been favoured by most candidates for its low difficulty level and high five-point rate. In 2019, the average AP scored by candidates globally is 2.94.
Macroeconomics focuses more on the country level, the scope of examination is wide. However, candidates only need to have the preliminary understanding of the level of economic phenomena. The content covered is as much as possible to maintain consistency with the corresponding university economics courses.
Should You Take AP Macroeconomics?
The difficulty level is relatively low. The content learn is close to life, with wide range of applications. It has quite low mathematics requirements (you can fully grasp the basic mathematics of junior high school). It is recommended to prepare for the exam.
Exam FormatSection I: Multiple Choice
Test Prep Strategy
The 2020 score distribution report shows that the 5-point rates for AP Macroeconomic is 19.5%, proving that the subject is not as difficult as imagined. So how can we get a high score or even 5 points? Here are some suggestions:
1.Make notes. There are many similar concepts in economics, which can be easily confused. Hence it is very important to make notes, this allows you to quickly revise all concepts before the exam.
2.Focus on your weaknesses and have a collection of wrongly done questions. This allows you to focus on concepts that you are weak at. Keep reviewing the relevant content and test yourself to see if you are able to correct your own logic and thinking process.
3.Keep practising different questions before the exam. In the process of practising the questions, you can understand where you are weak at, so you know where to focus on and this will help a lot in exam preparation.
Recommended Study Guides
-Principles of Economics
-Principles of Economics-South-Western College Pub (2017)
-Krugman Economics for AP
-Economics McConnell Brue 17e
-AP Macroeconomics Crash Course
-Cracking the AP Economics Princeton Review
-5 Steps to a 5 AP Economics:
-AP Micro/Macroeconomics Barron
Collection of Official Papers with Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Click here to obtain the latest AP Macroeconomics Guide & Official Past-Year Papers with MCQ from ExclusiveSAT.