Studying social studies is not so different from reading the news. Social studies gives you context to understand the nation, the world, and society -- knowledge you’ll need in many jobs and in life.
Here’s what you need to know:
You’ll need to apply social studies concepts, know how to read graphs and charts displaying social studies data, and use reasoning to interpret social studies information.
The social studies test is not a memorization test! For example, you won’t need to memorize the capitals of countries or dates that events occurred, but given some information about an event you might need to use that in drawing conclusions.