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Copper 8 posts since
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AP Biology TEST

I want to know, how do i study for the AP biology test? I only have a month away. Please help.
  • superres Silver 7,759 posts since
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    Apr 8, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to scienceguy-disabled)
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    On 4/8/2004 4:16:45 AM, scienceguy wrote:
    >I want to know, how do i study
    >for the AP biology test? I
    >only have a month away. Please
    >help.

    How well do you know your material?
    Did your instructor provide sample tests?
    There are prep books that you can purchase.


    TTFN,
    Eden
      • superres Silver 7,759 posts since
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        Apr 19, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to scienceguy-disabled)
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        On 4/19/2004 12:43:05 AM, scienceguy wrote:
        >hi, I'm using cliffnotes, and
        >study about 2 hours each day.
        >right now i'm in 5 kingdoms.
        >Do i have to know the details,
        >and the whole subject really
        >well to pass it? Or i only
        >have to know little bit of
        >everything?

        Not even going to attempt to describe how long it's been since I took an AP exam. The AP exam website seems to have a wealth of information:

        http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/members/article/1,3046,152-171-0-1996,00.html

        If you don't get the page, you can still register for free and get access. According to their calendar, Biology is on May 10. If you have no clue about what's being asked, you're seriously behind the eight ball.

        I don't know if your CliffNotes is specifically for the AP exam, but if it's not, you need to plow through all the resources available on the AP exam website and/or find a decent studyguide. Unless you really know your material, you're going to eat it on the exam.

        The AP exam is by far harder than any typical exam you might have taken to date. Bear in mind that getting a good score allows you to skip one or more semesters of COLLEGE biology, so don't think that a cursory knowledge of the material will get you through this.

        You barely have three weeks to prepare. I don't know what your instructors were thinking, by allowing you to procrastinate so much.

        When I took the AP exams, we pretty much started in January with review exams and materials. By this time, we had already done two or three complete practice AP exams.


        TTFN,
        Eden
  • Copper 738 posts since
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    Apr 20, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to Wave-disabled)
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    I'm still up and reviewing chemistry

    isn't that nice?
  • Copper 738 posts since
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    Apr 20, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to superres)
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    I think they have both or not but a lot of the practice AP math got a lot of AB and BC
    • superres Silver 7,759 posts since
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      Apr 20, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to Wave-disabled)
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      If you've been doing well on the practice exams, then it'll be worth going after the BC.

      Otherwise, you migh want to consult with your instructor about any potential benefit of taking the AB exam.



      TTFN,
      Eden
  • superres Silver 7,759 posts since
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    Apr 20, 2004 12:00 AM (in response to Wave-disabled)
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    On 4/20/2004 1:49:35 AM, Wave wrote:
    >oh...that is cool
    >
    >this May will be my first time
    >taking the AP exams for
    >chemistry and calculus
    >
    >aiming for a 3 though i did
    >well on my practice AP tests

    Do they still have AB and BC AP Math exams? It used to be that a 5 on the AB exam was much better than a 3 on the BC exam, since it more thoroughly demonstrates that you mastered at least the AB portion.


    TTFN,
    Eden

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