Are Outlines Truly Necessary?

Every week, APUSH students suffer and gruel over outlines. For some, it may take 3-4 hours, but for others it may take 6-7 hours. What’s the purpose of these you may ask? Well it can help a student get the knowledge through by allowing them to read through the textbook carefully while taking notes of the important ideas and facts. It can also be used as a great study tool for tests and even for the AP test. However are they really worth it? Some may not try or even bother to complete them due to the time it takes to do them. It is also a lot of unecessary information and can take up more than ten pages of paper. However, they are useful tools for studying and for understanding the text and may help a student later on in the future by improving their note-taking skills and responsibility. 


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