AP Biology Exam tips?

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  1. Ryukouki
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    OMG I take my AP Biology test next MONDAY! Do you guys have any recommendations on what to study or tips in general? It is my first AP and I am really afraid of doing poorly, considering freshman Biology was difficult for me. I only took AP Bio because I want to do something in the medical field. I bought the Cliff's AP book, and Martha Taylor's Student Study guide for Campbell Biology 8th edition. Any tips would be great!
     
  2. Luigi F Mario

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    LOL
     
  3. Ryukouki
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    Ryukouki See you later, guys.

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    ? what the f*ck do you mean LOL? IM SCARED LIKE SHIT!
     
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    i loled b/c you double posted topics, and i replied to the first one. then i came to this one and replied again b/c i thought my post didn't show up so i edited in LOL







    -Luigi F Mario
     
  5. Ryukouki
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    oh ya my internet is crashing liek shit nowadays so ya
     
  6. L_o_N_e_R

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    just relax when you take it
    make sure eat a good breakfast the morning you take it
    and dont study too much the night before.... it doesnt help


    hehehe AP bio sounds easy compared to my AP US history test i have to take on friday.....

    essays, free responses, and multiple choice.... lol


    and oh btw dont guess unless you eliminated most of the answers, leave the ones you dont know blank
    cuz i believe they take 1/4 points off if you get something wrong
     
  7. Linkiboy

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    I have AP Euro friday too. Blargh.

    My advice is get good sleep, eat a breakfast, and bring a snack.
     
  8. mflo

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    Ha, I have to take the AP Bio exam as well.. but on Monday, May 11th.
     
  9. purplesludge

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    Eat some peppermint during the test.
     
  10. mrfatso

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    yes, mints are important just as important as they refresh your mind and stay off any funny clips, they wiped out everything in ur head and filled it with funny clips and believe me, doing a test and laughing for no reason isn't good news [​IMG]... I made this mistake for my major exam but thank god, i am able to bullshit my way through geography [​IMG]
     
  11. DeMoN

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    Do lots of practice questions and essays and you'll do fine on the test.

    The test itself is pretty easy actually, I scored a 5 on it even though I had a B for both semesters of the class.

    The books I used were 5 Steps to a 5 and Sparknotes, both were extremely helpful but it's probably too late for you to get them now.

    Good luck and remember not to stress out. [​IMG]
     
  12. notnarb

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    Here's a tip: count your blessings. This year's AP test was toned way down from what it was last year (I got a 3 btw). If you don't know the answer to one of the free response questions and you have time left over, write your teacher a letter, they get them back [​IMG] (after scraping the bottom of the barrel for whatever points you can get of course)
    Also - demon is right, the 5 steps to a 5 is a great study guide, but probably too late for you

    If you can eliminate one, you have a net gain in points. The 1/4 point subtraction thing is just a way of neutralizing guessers. Think of it this way, you guess on 5 questions, you have a 1/5 chance of getting them right, in the end you got 1 right and 4 ( x 1/4 = 1) wrong. Now say you eliminate one obviously wrong answer for each of them, your chances of getting them right are bumped up to 1 in 4, so in 4 questions you will get 1 right, and 3 (x 1/4 = 3/4) wrong, giving a net gain of 1/4 of a point
     
  13. tinymonkeyt

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    1. Don't stress out about it
    2. Make sure your body can take hours of testing at a time because it will get tiring
    3. Bring a small snack. Something like an energy/granola bar or something healthy. Not totally sure about this but, I don't think you can eat during the test. Just bring the snacks for the breaks in between.
    4. Maybe find a friend who will sit next to you during the test. No, not to cheat. But if you sit next to one of them strangers that like 1) are sick 2) shake their legs 3) do other annoying mannerisms, then you will be distracted during the test. Likewise, don't do any distracting things during the test because you want to respect your seat partner and also, they can cancel your test if they think you are cheating.
    5. Practice. Just for this week, take 1-2 hours a night to practice. If there are any previous AP Bio tests online or something, then take it to get a gist of what kind of questions they ask.

    I have 1 this Wednesday (AP Calc AB) and two next week on Wednesday(AP Eng) and Tuesday(AP Chem)