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What’s a study guide?ย 

Study Guidesย (sometimes referred to as unit guides) are extensive interactive documents that break down important key topics in every unit comprehensive format. By publishing content in this manner, we’re able to help students visualize a concept, idea, or event(s) from a bird’s eye view, and break it up as needed for easier digestion of information.

The written word is one of the most important vehicles for knowledge. Study guides help build reading and comprehension skills as well. It’s more than just skimming and highlighting. Taking time to fully read and understand content without taking shortcuts will better aid you in retaining that information.

Memorizing facts is important, but being able to connect everything that you’re learning together helps build critical thinking and analytical skills.ย 

How do I view study guides?

Study guides are free to access at https://fiveable.meย – just head to any unit page in the subject you’re looking for and filter the content by study guides.

We also have some general study guides and blogsย for your convenience as well. These articles are more general in nature but provide plenty of resources to help guide your studying.

How can I verify that this information is accurate?

Every single piece of content that you consume at Fiveable was created by our Creators, a team of hundreds of students and experienced teachers who pour their heart and soul into creating free high quality resources for other students and teachers.

If you stumble across an error, we recommend using our live chat tool to report the mistake. When you’re reading an interactive study guide on our web app, you’ll be able to hover over any paragraph and flag the paragraph for review. You’ll also be able to rate each piece of content with aย ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปor ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿป- this will help us assess which content is useful and which study guides could use more work.

How can I request content for a certain topic that isn’t available (yet)?

If thereโ€™s a topic youโ€™d like us to cover more in-depth that isn’t already available, just send us an email to Our team will review the request and weโ€™ll let you know if we can make it happen!

I’d love to give back to other students & teachers?ย How can I create content?

We’re always looking for knowledgeable teachers and students to join our Creator team. Meet the Content Team and find out how you can join Team Fiveable’s mission to help students everywhere.


how often are study guides released?

Our creators try to publish dozens of new materials every week for your use. Some study guides can take days or weeks to complete due to how in-depth or complex some topics can be.

I’m getting an error trying to view a study guide. help!

If you receive an error while attempting to read a study guide, you can send a report to our team from the same screen and give us a detailed explanation of what’s happening on your end.

From there, we’ll walk you through the basic troubleshooting steps, including trying to access content from a different device or wifi network (i.e your phone).

Send us an email to help@fiveable.meย if you’re experiencing such issues and need to get in touch with someone directly.

Are study guides downloadable?

Only a few study guides are currently available for download at the moment.


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