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How do I study for AP tests?

Bayern2016Bayern2016 Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
edited March 2016 in AP Tests Preparation
I'm in my senior year and I've never studied for anything until now. I have a lot riding on these tests. I'm taking calc, macro, gov, eng lit and eng lang (I figured since they're similar, I might as well take both so it gives me a better chance of getting credit). My school's not known for having high AP scores--in fact, last year most people scored 1s, 2s and the rare 3s.

I'm confident that I can make a 3 on the macro and calc tests, but I need a 4 to earn college credit.

The ones I have 0 confidence going into are the English and government tests. I don't remember anything about government because I took it my first semester and I feel hopeless in English. I took a practice test for English lang, which came with a AP book I got, and scored a 2 (barely), but I need a 3.

I have the AP books, but I don't know how to actually set up times to study. Should I study all 4 subjects every day throughout the day? Study 1 subject for 1 hour and call it a day? 30 minutes? Are there any extra resources besides the AP books, Youtube and collegeboard that I can use?

Replies to: How do I study for AP tests?

  • nyuhopeful44nyuhopeful44 Registered User Posts: 726 Member
    Before you do anything, take one of the practice tests in the books and see how you fall. You could be better prepared than you think. Other than that, only you know how you study best. Wjat I do is spend 30 mins on each subject on a school day and 1 hour on weekends. I also make flashcards and review those a couple times a day.
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