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Old September 11th, 2017, 05:09 AM   #1

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Anybody Have Any Tips for an AP Art History Student?


Littile old me thought it would be a good idea to take an AP Art class this year. It is not that difficult, however, I am finding myself struggling with certain aspects of the class.
Primarily, I am having a difficulty memorizing the dates of certain pieces and the materials/methods used to make the piece. I understand the historical aspect well enough; but the artistic parts of the class are killing me.
Any tips or suggestions on how to survive this class?
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Old September 15th, 2017, 07:12 PM   #2

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There aren't any good tricks for memorization.

You should take note of how you learn best, and try to apply that as much as possible.

Generally academics is memorization, and memorization is hitting a wall with your head until you're reasonably sure the wall has fallen and you can move on to the next.

I'm a visual learner, so I'd try making flashcards with the pieces on one side and the dates/materials on the other. Then I'd try to play games with them, ordering them by date, grouping them by material-type, that sort of thing. Keep doing that until you get it right every time.

You can resize the pictures in MS word so they're the right size for your flashcards. I'd suggest color printing if you got the option. Glue the pictures to your cards with a glue-stick and write the dates/materials on the back of the card.

Just my two-cents.
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