AP Art History Crash Course

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Research & Education Association, May 24, 2012 - Study Aids - 224 pages
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REA's Crash Course for the AP® Art History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Art History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score? If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Art History is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you: Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know The Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the AP® Art History course description outline and actual AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our easy-to-read format gives you a crash course in: ancient through medieval, beyond European artistic traditions, and the Renaissance through the present day. All art images referenced in the book are available online in full-color. Expert Test-taking Strategies Our experienced AP® Art History teacher shares detailed question-level strategies and explains the best way to answer the multiple-choice and free-response questions you'll encounter on test day. By following our expert tips and advice, you can boost your overall point score! Take REA's FREE Practice Exam After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way. Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® Art History student must have. When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® Art History!

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Gayle Asch has been teaching Art in the New York City public schools since 1993. She currently teaches at the elite Bronx High School of Science. Many of her students have won awards for their artwork and have continued their studies of Art History in college. Ms. Asch received her B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, an M.A. from the College of New Rochelle and her M.S. from Mercy College.

Matt Curless received both his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Master of Arts in Education from the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. Since 1995, Mr. Curless has taught a wide range of art courses, including Art Foundations, Drawing & Painting, Photography, Computer Graphics, Web Design, Yearbook, and his favorite, AP Art History. His AP Art History website has won national acclaim from teachers who use his PowerPoint presentations in their own classrooms.
He has also been a Fine Arts faculty member with the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program for the past 14 years. In April 2008, Mr. Curless received a “Teacher of the Week” award from the Warm98 radio station in Cincinnati, and was honored as Great American Insurance Company's Teacher of the Year in May 2008. Every other August, Mr. Curless travels to Europe with his wonderful wife Danielle to experience Art History firsthand, and always encourages his students to do the same. He has been an Art and Technology teacher at Glen Este High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1999.

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We would also like to thank Fran Bolte for her in-depth editing of this manuscript. Fran has been an Art teacher since 1972 in public school systems in Indiana, Georgia, and Texas. She has taught AP Art History for 10 years and served as a reader for the AP Art History Exam for the last five years. Her other achievements include high school curriculum revision, Fine Arts textbook evaluation, staff development, and a cadre member of the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts in Texas. She has assisted the Executive Fine Arts Director in Carrollton- Farmers Branch Independent School District in Texas since 2001. She was named the Administrator/Supervision Art Educator of the Year in 2011 by the Texas Art Education Association.

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