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All AP Macroeconomics Resources
The prospect of taking AP Macroeconomics during junior or senior year of high school is the cause of a lot of apprehension amongst high school students. Even if you consider yourself an economics expert, you may also find yourself feeling nervous upon enrolling for this class, simply because AP classes are known for being extremely demanding in terms of the amount of material they cover and the depth at which they cover that material. When looking ahead to having to learn everything taught in AP Macroeconomics, you may find yourself wondering how this information is organized, and what you should focus on in order to adequately prepare yourself for the AP exam, not just in the weeks before it, but throughout your class experience. This guide will provide an overview of the general outline of topics taught in AP Macroeconomics, discuss the structure and content of the AP Macroeconomics exam, and introduce some great free online resources you can use to ensure that you don’t fall behind in AP Macroeconomics. Armed with this knowledge and these resources, you will have no reason to be nervous about facing AP Macroeconomics—you might even find yourself excited to take the class!
Like all AP courses, AP Macroeconomics aims to replicate the experience of an introductory collegiate course for advanced high schoolers who are intellectually prepared for such a demanding course. In the case of AP Macroeconomics, this course is an introductory collegiate macroeconomics course. As opposed to AP Microeconomics, which focuses on economic principles as they influence the decisions of producers and consumers, AP Macroeconomics takes a larger view of economics by examining how economic principles can be applied to the actions of an entire government or the interactions between various nations.
Students who successfully complete an AP Macroeconomics course typically take the AP Macroeconomics exam in order to attempt to demonstrate their knowledge and earn college credit for their efforts. The AP Macroeconomics exam consists of two sections: a multiplechoice section and a free response section. A student’s score on the multiplechoice section does not take into account questions which they answer incorrectly or do not answer at all; it is solely calculated from questions which they get right. So, this means that if you do not know the answer to question on the AP Macroeconomics exam’s multiplechoice section, you should guess, as it can only help your score. The major themes and concepts taught in AP Macroeconomics are tested on the AP Macroeconomics exam’s multiplechoice section in the following ratios:
 Basic Economic Concepts (8–12%)
 Measurement of Economic Performance (12–16%)
 National Income and Price Determination (10–15%)
 Financial Sector (15–20%)
 Stabilization Policies (20–30%)
 Economic Growth (5–10%)
 Open Economy: International Trade and Finance (10–15%)
The free response section of the AP Macroeconomics exam lasts for one hour. Students are given two short freeresponse questions and one long freeresponse questions to respond to; the section’s timing is broken up into a tenminute reading period and a fiftyminute period of composition. It is recommended that students split their composition time equally between the one long and two short freeresponse questions. If students are prompted to include diagrams or wish to include them in their answers, all of the diagram’s axes must be correctly labeled.
Now that you have a general sense of the topics that AP Macroeconomics expects you to learn, you may be wondering where you can find additional resources to help you make sure that you keep up with the class without accidentally leaving gaps in your AP Macroeconomics knowledge. Varsity Tutors offers some great free AP Macroeconomics resources, including free AP Macroeconomics Practice Tests, that you can use for this purpose, as well as when studying for your AP Macroeconomics exam. Each free AP Macroeconomics Practice Test consists of about a dozen AP Macroeconomics problems; think of each Practice Test as being a little quiz which you can use to test your skills. After completing an AP Macroeconomics Practice Test, you receive detailed statistics about your performance, including how you did in relation to students who answered the same problems and how long it took you to answer each problem. You also get to view full explanations of how to arrive at the correct answer for each question, so if you missed a question, you can figure out where you went wrong and not make the same mistake again later. By using Varsity Tutors’ free AP Macroeconomics Practice Tests and their other free AP Macroeconomics resources, you can study both efficiently and comprehensively and feel totally prepared on test day!
Free AP Macroeconomics Practice Tests
Practice Tests by Concept
Deficit spending practice test
ap_macroeconomicsdeficitspendingEffect of deficit spending on aggregate demand practice test
ap_macroeconomicseffectofdeficitspendingonaggregatedemandHow to find the effect of deficit spending on aggregate demand practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtheeffectofdeficitspendingonaggregatedemandEffect of deficit spending on output practice test
ap_macroeconomicseffectofdeficitspendingonoutputHow to find the effect of deficit spending on output practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtheeffectofdeficitspendingonoutputOther deficit spending practice test
ap_macroeconomicsotherdeficitspendingHow to find deficit spending practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofinddeficitspendingDiagrams practice test
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ap_macroeconomicsotherdiagrams_aaHow to find diagrams practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofinddiagrams_aaProduction possibility diagrams practice test
ap_macroeconomicsproductionpossibilitydiagramsOther production possibility diagrams practice test
ap_macroeconomicsotherproductionpossibilitydiagramsHow to find production possibility diagrams practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindproductionpossibilitydiagramsEmployment practice test
ap_macroeconomicsemploymentEffects on employment practice test
ap_macroeconomicseffectsonemploymentHow to find effects on employment practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindeffectsonemploymentUnemployment practice test
ap_macroeconomicsunemploymentHow to find unemployment practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindunemploymentEquilibrium practice test
ap_macroeconomicsequilibriumInflation rate practice test
ap_macroeconomicsinflationrateHow to find inflation rate practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindinflationrateMoney supply practice test
ap_macroeconomicsmoneysupplyBonds practice test
ap_macroeconomicsbondsHow to find the effect of bonds on money supply practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtheeffectofbondsonmoneysupplyGovernment securities practice test
ap_macroeconomicsgovernmentsecuritiesHow to find the effect of government securities on money supply practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtheeffectofgovernmentsecuritiesonmoneysupplyOther money supply practice test
ap_macroeconomicsothermoneysupplyHow to find money supply practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindmoneysupplyReserve requirements practice test
ap_macroeconomicsreserverequirementsHow to find the effect of reserve requirements on money supply practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtheeffectofreserverequirementsonmoneysupplyExchange rate practice test
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ap_macroeconomicshowtofindexchangerateFiscal policy practice test
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ap_macroeconomicshowtofindfiscalpolicyReal output practice test
ap_macroeconomicsrealoutputHow to find real output in fiscal policy practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindrealoutputinfiscalpolicyFlow of funds practice test
ap_macroeconomicsflowoffundsLevel of investment practice test
ap_macroeconomicslevelofinvestmentHow to find level of investment practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindlevelofinvestmentNet exports practice test
ap_macroeconomicsnetexportsHow to find net exports practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindnetexportsReal interest rate practice test
ap_macroeconomicsrealinterestrateHow to find real interest rate practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindrealinterestrateGraphs practice test
ap_macroeconomicsgraphsAggregate supply and demand graphs practice test
ap_macroeconomicsaggregatesupplyanddemandgraphsLongrun aggregate demand curve practice test
ap_macroeconomicslongrunaggregatedemandcurveHow to graph longrun aggregate demand curves with aggregate supply and demand graphs practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtographlongrunaggregatedemandcurveswithaggregatesupplyanddemandgraphsLongrun aggregate supply curve practice test
ap_macroeconomicslongrunaggregatesupplycurveHow to graph longrun aggregate supply curves with aggregate supply and demand graphs practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtographlongrunaggregatesupplycurveswithaggregatesupplyanddemandgraphsShortrun phillips curve graphs practice test
ap_macroeconomicsshortrunphillipscurvegraphsOther shortrun phillips curve graphs practice test
ap_macroeconomicsothershortrunphillipscurvegraphsHow to graph shortrun phillips curves practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtographshortrunphillipscurvesShortrun aggregate supply curve practice test
ap_macroeconomicsshortrunaggregatesupplycurveHow to graph aggregate supply with shortrun phillips curves practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtographaggregatesupplywithshortrunphillipscurvesProductivity practice test
ap_macroeconomicsproductivityOther productivity practice test
ap_macroeconomicsotherproductivityHow to find productivity practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindproductivityTables practice test
ap_macroeconomicstablesGross domestic product practice test
ap_macroeconomicsgrossdomesticproductOther gdp gross domestic product practice test
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ap_macroeconomicshowtofindgdpgrossdomesticproductReal gdp gross domestic product practice test
ap_macroeconomicsrealgdpgrossdomesticproductHow to find real gdp gross domestic product practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindrealgdpgrossdomesticproductOther tables practice test
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ap_macroeconomicshowtousetables_aaTariffs practice test
ap_macroeconomicstariffsOther tariffs practice test
ap_macroeconomicsothertariffsHow to find tariffs practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtariffsTax policy practice test
ap_macroeconomicstaxpolicyConsumption practice test
ap_macroeconomicsconsumptionHow to find consumption practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindconsumptionEconomic growth practice test
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ap_macroeconomicshowtofindeconomicgrowthNational saving practice test
ap_macroeconomicsnationalsavingHow to find national saving practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindnationalsavingTax credits practice test
ap_macroeconomicstaxcreditsHow to find tax credits practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtaxcreditsTax incentives practice test
ap_macroeconomicstaxincentivesHow to find tax incentives practice test
ap_macroeconomicshowtofindtaxincentivesAll AP Macroeconomics Resources
Practice Quizzes
AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 10
ap_macroeconomics_10AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 6
ap_macroeconomics_6AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 5
ap_macroeconomics_5AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 4
ap_macroeconomics_4AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 3
ap_macroeconomics_3AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 2
ap_macroeconomics_2AP Macroeconomics Problem Set 1
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