How to Succeed in Mr. Giuliano's AP US History Class...
Actual Advice from Former Students
"Use your book, read it, become familiar with it."
"Mr. Giuliano's room is always cold! Bring a sweatshirt.
"Don't be afraid to ask Mr. G for help, he can give you good strategies to do well on quizzes and tests."
"Show enthusiasm in class. If you look bored, Mr. Giuliano will call on you when you least expect it!"
"Don't think you can slide by, because you won't be happy with your grade."
"If you write on your desk, be prepared to get weird smelling cleaner wiped all over it."
"Study Guides are extremely helpful for remembering the material and for reviewing before the AP test."
"DO NOT wait until the night before a quiz to cram 20+ pages of reading. Spread it out over a couple of nights."
"Don't come in late. If you do, don't say anything."
"Listen and take notes in class. Sometimes that info is more valuable than that in the textbook."
"Follow Mr. Giuliano's essay formats. He grades essays easy if you follow the format."
"Go to the AP Review sessions. They are really helpful."
"Go to Mr. G's website often."
"Don't touch the white board. Mr. Giuliano is a little weird about his whiteboard."
"Make study groups for the tests."
"Look at all the pictures and captions in the book."
"Don't rely on APNotes.org or other websites. First read the textbook."+
"Do the extra credit assignments. Even if you don't need it at the time it may help you in the end."
"Pay attention to what Mr. G says during notes, not just what he writes. If you understand the feeling behind an event, you can sometimes reason your way through questions you would have otherwise missed."
"Ask questions and get involved = better understanding and brownie points."
"Make sure you understand the basic concepts of the unit: why things happen and not neccessarily who or what did or caused it to happen. The concept is far more important than the minute details."
"Respect the beverage center, and stay away from cheesy snacks."