Doing well on the AP World History exam really relies on your ability to understand patterns in history. By familiarizing yourself with trends in history as opposed to memorizing facts, you can get a 5 pointer on AP World History exam. One skill tested on this exam is your ability to relate documents to one another–this is called grouping. You’ll come across charts of statistics and across maps ability to look at the corners and center of the map. You need to think about why the map may be oriented in a certain way and you will come across more artistic documents such as literature, songs, editorials, or advertisements, you want to really think about the motive of why the piece of art or creative writing was made and who the document was intended for.