Tips for AP US History ClassesRead the textbook. This class is very textbook-based because there is a lot of information to learn. (submitted by AW) Study a lot for the tests! They are at a college level and very difficult. (submitted by AW) Ask your teacher for suggestions on improving your writing. They can give you feedback on how well they understand your writing and whether your structure and word choices are effective. Although grammar is not the main thing you will be scored on, it is important that you remember and use all grammatical rules so that your work is understandable and your communication is effective. Get a good study guide for the AP test if possible so you know how it is structured and graded.