Thinkwell - AP American Government
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are not for every student, but if you have a child who is college-bound, consider this: About one-third of all students entering college have taken at least one AP exam, and of those, nearly ten percent were able to enter college as sophomores. With today's staggering tuition costs, that alone is hugely significant. Even if your child takes only one AP exam for a course required by his major, he will not only save the excessive tuition and book costs for that course, but by accomplishing this while at home he will also save the corresponding room and board costs.
Other Benefits Include:
• Reduced course load, allowing your child to take fewer classes while in college, and giving him more time to dedicate to particularly troublesome courses.
• Completion of AP exams signals to admission officers your child's preparedness for college.
• More flexibility in your child's college classes, so he can pick up an elective or two that would be prohibitive under other circumstances.
Thinkwell AP Courses Help Students Prepare
While taking an AP course is not required to take an AP exam, we think you will find that Thinkwell Advanced Placement courses can help your child acquire the skills and habits he will need to be successful in the exam. Thinkwell AP courses explain, illustrate, and demonstrate online with engaging multimedia video lectures. Simply watch a ten-minute video, then practice the exercises; it is that easy.
What You Need to Succeed on AP Exams
Thinkwell AP courses are complete packages with lessons, automatically-graded exercises that provide immediate feedback to allow your child to quickly determine in which areas he'll need to spend extra time studying, diagnostic tests that tell you exactly what he'll need to study, plus exams and automatic grading. All courses are online, so your child can view them anywhere. The concise, illustrated review notes further help your child to distill the ideas and concepts he'll need to grasp in order to succeed on AP exams.
The Edge Your College-Bound Student Is Looking For
Thinkwell AP courses are subscription-based, but subscriptions don't start until you are ready. You can buy now and wait up to one year to activate your subscription. At that point your child will have access to the course for twelve months. However, you can purchase extra time in one-month, three-month, and six-month increments if needed. Used at over 450 colleges and universities, with lectures by award-winning teachers, Thinkwell AP courses will give your college-bound child the edge he is looking for.
Instead of purchasing a physical product, with Thinkwell you are purchasing an online subscription that gives you online access to the program for a set amount of time.
Once You've Purchased and Activated Your Subscription, Just Follow These Easy Steps:
1. Watch a five- to ten-minute online video lesson featuring award-winning teachers. Our complete courses include over 150 topics.
2. Do the automatically-graded exercises for the topic. You'll get instant correct-answer feedback.
3. Move on to the next lesson!
It really is as simple as that! How do we keep homeschooling easy for students and parents?
• Thinkwell online videos work with any learning style, so any student can be successful.
• Automatically-graded exercises mean parents can leave the grading to us, and monitor their student's progress at their convenience.
• Complete glossaries, full-color printable notes, and most courses even include automatically graded practice and chapter tests, as well as mid-terms and finals.
Thinkwell's AP American Government is taught by prestigious political science professors from top universities. Professors Gerald Rosenberg, Mark Rom, and Matthew Dickinson will teach you the powerful ideas central to the U.S. Government and Politics AP curriculum.
No other course has the best teachers available, automatic grading, and tests that are geared to the AP exam--which means that no other course gives you the best tools for succeeding on the AP US Government and Politics exam.
Thinkwell's AP American Government includes all of these features to prepare you for the big exam:
• Equivalent to 11th- or 12th-grade AP American Government
• More than 170 video lessons
• 128 available contact hours (The number of contact hours in a course reflects the amount of time a student will typically spend completing the assignments in each course [i.e. watching videos, doing exercises, taking exams, etc...]. Many people think about contact hours as the "seat time" for a course. Thinkwell provides this information so you can ensure that the amount of instruction in a Thinkwell course meets the standards and requirements for your state or region.)
• 1000+ interactive AP American Government exercises with immediate feedback allow you to track your progress (see sample)
• AP American Government chapter tests for all seven chapters, as well as a midterm and final exam to make sure you're ready for the AP Government exam
• Printable illustrated notes for each topic
• Closed captioning for all videos
• Glossary of more than 150 civics terms
Engaging content to help students advance their knowledge of American government:
• Constitutional principles such as federalism and the checks-and-balances system
• Civil liberties and rights
• Modes of political participation
• Political parties and elections
• Federal political institutions: Congress (the House of Representatives and the Senate), the presidency, and the Supreme Court
• Economic, social, and foreign policy
• Citizen participation in the new century
• Key Supreme Court cases like Marbury v. Madison and Korematsu v. United States
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