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AP human geo we took a test nd everyone failed it so yea um... wat r the main things i...

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riddhi23 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:28 AM via web

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AP human geo

we took a test nd everyone failed it so yea um...

wat r the main things i should no bout in chapter 1 nd 2

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 7, 2011 at 6:48 AM (Answer #2)

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We might be able to help you more if you told us the name of your textbook.  In general, though, you would need to have a good grasp of the important terms in those chapters.  Most textbooks will have them in bold out on the side.  You should try to understand how those terms fit together with one another so that you understand the whole topic, not just a bunch of isolated terms.  Other than that, let us know what the text is and maybe someone can give you more specific ideas.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted September 7, 2011 at 7:15 AM (Answer #3)

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Even with the lack of information, I do have a couple of general suggestions. One is to think carefully about the structure of the test you just took. Was it fact based? Opinion based? Lots of definitions? Dates? Whatever it was like, that's a strong indicator of what your instructor thinks is important. Taking that into consideration, ask yourself what you would ask if you had to write the test, and then make sure you know those things.

Another suggestion is to make a "cheat sheet". Limit yourself to one side of a piece of notebook paper, and put on all the things you think it would help you to have at hand during the test. Then study that piece of paper. Anyone can memorize what's on one piece of paper; the trick is in narrowing down the material so it will fit. In order to do that, you have to really go through the chapters, and that's a form of active studying.

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Karen P.L. Hardison | College Teacher | eNotes Employee

Posted September 9, 2011 at 3:54 AM (Answer #4)

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Often the first two chapters of a textbook orient to the specific branch of study within its broader field of knowledge. They also orient you to why the study is important. Further, they orient you to the foundational concepts that will underpin information in later chapters. Then they open the study of the topic with the first, most essential topics.

For instance, an ecology text might start with its place within the broader field of Earth sciences, then explain the importance and magnitude of the study of ecology. After that, foundational concepts such as sustainability, ecosystem, hydosystems, biospheres may be explained. This may be followed by an initial lesson on soil and the carbon cycle.

Therefore, these are the important sorts of orientational and introductory things you will want to know for your exam on Chapters 1 and 2.

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riddhi23 | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted September 9, 2011 at 5:39 AM (Answer #5)

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We might be able to help you more if you told us the name of your textbook.  In general, though, you would need to have a good grasp of the important terms in those chapters.  Most textbooks will have them in bold out on the side.  You should try to understand how those terms fit together with one another so that you understand the whole topic, not just a bunch of isolated terms.  Other than that, let us know what the text is and maybe someone can give you more specific ideas.

ok um.. thew books namme is human geography the eightth edition by H.J. de blij

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted September 26, 2011 at 7:06 AM (Answer #6)

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Does your textbook have a web site?  Most current textbooks do.  Go to that textbook's web site and see what they have.  Usually they will have online quizzes or study guides that can help you focus on the important parts of the book.

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