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When to start studying for AP exams?

starwarsfanstarwarsfan Posts: 166Registered User Junior Member
edited February 2008 in AP Tests Preparation
I don't mean regular studying to keep up with classwork etc.
I'm talking about the preparing for the AP exam using the prep books etc.
Post edited by starwarsfan on

Replies to: When to start studying for AP exams?

  • UnleashedFuryUnleashedFury Posts: 1,784Registered User Member
    Depends. If you can finish a decent amount of time before May, I'd say after you've finished covering all the material, but it really depends on which course.

    Which exams are you preparing for?
  • llpitchllpitch Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    Most people I know start during Spring Break (whenever that is for them).
  • starwarsfanstarwarsfan Posts: 166Registered User Junior Member
    Physics B
    Calc AB
    Human Geo
  • KowloonKowloon Posts: 896Registered User Member
    Start today. "Today is never late"
    or at least, that's how the adage goes, which about 99.9% of the people do not follow
  • NarcissaNarcissa Posts: 3,935- Senior Member
    it depends on your class history, if everyone who's ever taken the class has gotten a 5 then i'd say you don't have to start at all. if few people have gotten fives, then start early..like now
  • starwarsfanstarwarsfan Posts: 166Registered User Junior Member
    I guess I'll start now then... lol. But it's kind of difficult because in some classes we haven't even reached the halfway point yet. Right now I'm self studying some of the later chapters in two of my subjects.
  • sports61khsports61kh Posts: 1,025Registered User Senior Member
    AP tests are in mid-may, and i'm trying to decide whether i should take the corresponding SATII on the may date or june date? (it's AP bio, btw)

    it's hard to decide b/c i would then take SATI on the alternate test date

    has anyone had similar experiences or any insight? thanks
  • jmarinjmarin Posts: 1,384- Member
    Does it matter, do you think you will forget the AP Bio material in like 2 weeks. I would take the SAT 2 first because they are shorter and I wont be as stressed out when I take the AP tests in a week or two later.
  • jsmith7651jsmith7651 Posts: 449Registered User Member
    I am doing :

    AP Physics C (Both)
    AP Calculus BC
    AP Psychology ( Self Study)
    AP World History( Self Study)
    Is this easy or hard to self study?
    I am a senior.
  • sports61khsports61kh Posts: 1,025Registered User Senior Member
    thanks for the advice jmarin

    but i should study both SATII and SATI in these months right?
    so i wouldn't have to cram SATI into the wks before june?

    i agree w/ u though, b/c i feel like SATI stuff is more like "if u know it, u know it" and i don't think putting it off until june will have an adverse effect
  • sports61khsports61kh Posts: 1,025Registered User Senior Member
    ^ (10 chars)
  • monkeycloudmonkeycloud Posts: 232Registered User Junior Member
    for ap world last year, i started studying about 2.5 weeks before the test. but then again, i took it in school and had a GREAT teacher...

    i'll probably start right after spring break this year though, since i have 2 exams to take instead of one
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