Plebe Naval History

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  1. Grad/Dad

    Grad/Dad Member

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    My DS has been reading Naval history books from the library to prep for Plebe year. Can anyone tell me what text book USNA uses Plebe Year?
     
  2. Hurricane12

    Hurricane12 USNA 2012

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    It's been a minute since I took HH104. As a course, how it's run and what you actually study is determined largely by the instructor. They get a lot of free rein with the subject and which books you use will depend on them.

    The only book I remember being used that's pretty unique to USNA is The Naval Institute's Historical Atlas of the United States Navy by Craig Symonds.


    I'll just put out there that you do not need to prep for Naval History. As long as you are a competent student and writer (though, given a lot of the plebes I had that's asking a lot :rolleyes:) you will do fine.
    That being said, if he's interested in good books about USNA, the Navy, and the Marine Corps purely for the sake of interest and education, I have plenty of suggestions.
     
  3. Melitzank

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    ^What are your suggestions, Hurricane? I've been looking for some good books.
     
  4. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    If you're looking to prep for classes, I'd go for Calculus and Chem first. The rest are manageable without any particular preparation.

    History texts used will vary by instructor. Some people have five different books for HH104; I only have two.

    Same for HE111/HE112, English. History and English are the two classes plebe year that aren't dictated by a solid syllabus, so the classes may vary greatly between two instructors. The other classes all follow a set schedule and have common exams.
     
  5. suddensam

    suddensam USNA BGO

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    Any suggestions on textbooks or resources for prepping for Calc and Chem?
     
  6. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    The local library where I used to live had a decent stock of school textbooks. Just get one that looks good. Any prior knowledge that you can learn beforehand, any sort of familiarity with the material, can help tremendously.

    Of course, the best thing to do is enroll in a class, but for 2017 it's too late for that.

    AP review books also provide a quick overview of topics. Maybe not for someone first learning Calc/Chem, but if your last Calc/Chem class was sophomore year or junior year, it'd be good to review.
     

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