Each week you will focus on a specific topic and have a time of review for homework with your instructor. The instructor will assist you with understanding concepts from your classes in school and fill in the blanks for you to score higher on AP exams.
You can ask questions regarding what you’ve learned in your AP class during the week, or we can expand on what you’ve learned. We will assign weekly homework questions that are not only designed to test your knowledge, but also give you an idea of how the questions are asked on the AP Exam. As we get closer to the exam date we will start to administer practice test and reviews.
AP Comparative Government and Politics
COVID-19 has radically changed our education system for the following Fall 2020 season. As uncertainties arise in school attendance, a large concern is towards students and their ability to learn in a virtual setting. Our goal is to offer tutoring services that cater to students and their individual needs, hold discussion time to allow them to ask questions, and facilitate classroom learning that prepares students for the AP tests in April/May 2021.
AP Comparative Government and Politics assesses a student’s understanding of courses global governments and politics We recommend students to take AP Comparative Government and Politics to demonstrate to colleges both academic capability to analyze texts and visual sources and write essays in response to historical arguments. Most universities will receive a 4 or 5 for college credit for an introductory course in Government.
Students are also strongly recommended to either take AP Comparative Government and Politics concurrently with our course or have taken AP Comparative Government and Politics. If a student plans to take our course with no history of AP Comparative Government and Politics, we may advise for an extended course based on a diagnostic exam.
This course will take place from September through May and is focused on teaching students the content and strategies behind taking the AP exam. Instruction will be spread across 33 weeks and classes will take place on Fridays with 90 minutes of instruction and 30 minutes dedicated towards Homework review over Multiple-Choice Questions (MC’s) and Document Based Questions (DBQ’s) as well as Q&A over each lecture topic.
Progress Reports are sent to parents every week that may include weekly goals and homework, areas that students should focus on, assessments of students and their learning, and breakdown of practice test scores.
Course Schedule: The following weeks are broken down by
Weeks 1-3 – Concepts of Government
Weeks 4-6 – Concepts of Government Institutions
Weeks 7-9 – Concepts of Linkage Institutions
Weeks 10-12 – Concepts of Policymaking Process
Weeks 13-15 – Great Britain
Weeks 16-18 – Iran
Weeks 19-21 – Russia
Weeks 22-24 – China
Weeks 25-26 – Mexico
Weeks 27-28 – Nigeria
Weeks 29-33 – Content Review, Weekly DBQs Writing, and Test-Taking Strategies
About the Test:
AP Comparative Government and Politics is scored from 1-5 and is broken down by two sections: Section I: 55 multiple-choice questions timed for 45 minutes. Multiple choice questions are organized in a set of 2-5 questions per passage; Section II: 8 essay questions including 5 short-answer questions, 1 conceptual analysis question, and 2 country-specific questions timed for 100 minutes.
Content and Topics are broken down by
Approx % of Exam
Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics
Sovereignty, Authority, and Power
Citizens, Society, and the State
Political and Economic Change
5 Steps to a 5 in AP Comparative Government and Politics
Barron’s AP Comparative Government and Politics
AP Comparative Government and Politics Date: May 13, 2021, 8 AM