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Hurt
Posts: **421**Registered User Junior Member

(since we don't have a thread)

Thoughts?

I only studied the FRQ's and chapter-by-chapter review we had in class. Besides that.. I worked through 20 FRQ's or so the night before the test and slept early. (the only AP I slept early for) I feel like I got owned on the MC. I had no time to check non-calc. on calc, there were derivatives and integrals i couldn't do (should figure those out for bc).. I didn't do one of the FRQ's. Everything else I think was right, besides the one in non-calc that ended with the section that asked you to evaluate the limit from the second part. I got the second part wrong by a little.. so.. >_>.. meh.

I did get a 5 though. :D I'm happy.

Thoughts?

I only studied the FRQ's and chapter-by-chapter review we had in class. Besides that.. I worked through 20 FRQ's or so the night before the test and slept early. (the only AP I slept early for) I feel like I got owned on the MC. I had no time to check non-calc. on calc, there were derivatives and integrals i couldn't do (should figure those out for bc).. I didn't do one of the FRQ's. Everything else I think was right, besides the one in non-calc that ended with the section that asked you to evaluate the limit from the second part. I got the second part wrong by a little.. so.. >_>.. meh.

I did get a 5 though. :D I'm happy.

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## Replies to: AP Calculus AB 2008

1,468Registered User Senior Member367Registered User MemberMy college only gives credit for AP scores of 4 or 5 so I was praying for a 4...

You can imagine how surprised I was when I heard over the phone that I got a 5!!!!!

I thought I rocked the MC, but I felt like it was too easy so I thought I made silly errors. I thought I bombed the FR. I guess it all worked out in the end!

9Registered User New Member533Registered User MemberBut I ended up getting a 5 (yet I still struggle with limits!). (:

51Registered User Junior MemberI thought the MC was easy, but I skipped or didn't get an answer for 3 or 4 FRQs. For one I just put an integral!

I got a 5.

65Registered User Junior Member16Registered User New MemberI felt really good knowing that around 60% was a 5. I'm happy with my 5, want a 5 next year on BC though. The MC was okay, my class practiced a ton for the FRQ though, so I did well on that.

Oh, and I've always wondered, how can people cram for math the night before? I mean if you didn't get calculus all year, how are you suppose to see the light the night before the test?

133Registered User Junior MemberI got a 2 on a practice test we took. I didnt know how to do differential equations very good. My teacher only graded homework on completion. I easily confused the Volume disk/shell methods with each other. I never learned how to properly use my TI83 calc program. My calcmate studies 3 hhrs the night before while i studied 20 min.i couldnt for the life of me get problems that asked you to find the slope of the cmposite of g of f of x and such and if h of f of x is f of g, etc.

Yet I got a 5. =)

17Registered User New MemberMC was a walk in the park, but the 1st FR problem, the last question I bombed completely.

132Registered User Junior Member2,702Super Moderator Senior MemberI got a 5.

2,303Registered User Senior Memberreally just LOL.

well my experience is quite similar to everyone else's .

i was a junior, wasn't expecting to take calc this yr, had precal+stats planned out,but calc was in my schedule. i didn't back down, i stayed in the class.

first few days of calc was like greek T T

throughout the year i slacked off; i did portions of the hw my teacher assigned, most of the time i was lost. but i started to pick up the deeper concepts that others don't realize.

im really adept with my calc lol. i know the integrals,derivatives thing on my ti 83, but i never thought of getting a high grade.

till late march, our class started to prep, some frqs at a time. when i got home, i did collegeboard's past frqs, 12 frqs per yr, over an expand of 8 ? 7? years, i did almost 100ish frqs.

patterns emerged, i feel so confident with the frq.

then before the ap exam, we took a practice test, the MC was a breeze, frq(though i did all of them prior to the test) is not too hard too,even if i had never seen the questions before =p, i got a 5 on the practice

so a month of prep, im confident. i took the exam, MC was easy lol. frq, on other hand, was T T. it's slightly diff from the ones i studied in past frqs, i bombed the limit part, other than that,i did okay, some stupid mistakes along the way, but w/e lol

right after the test, i feel i got a high 4 or a low 5, meaning im on the brink of 4 and 5 lol.

score came in

Calculus AB 5

i laughed for 10 mins LOL.

im the only junior in my class(16ish students), so far im the only 5, there are like four 4's i know, some 3's. so proud =]

=]]]

on a side note: i never really understood how the shell's method thingy works, the revolution one. i never used the U-substitution,it's so unsmart.i used my own unique way lol.

167Registered User Junior MemberAnyway I left the exam feeling not so happy about it, because my math work was all over the place and there were soo many scribbles that I can barely follow my work. Gosh, at that point I was hoping for at least a 4, but hey I end up getting a 5 LOL.

2,702Super Moderator Senior Member17Registered User New MemberI breezed through the MC with confidence and I THOUGHT I bombed the FR.

Ima destroy Calc BC.