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AP Psychology Advice

Olive_TreeOlive_Tree Registered User Posts: 3,108 Senior Member
edited October 2007 in AP Tests Preparation
I'm self-studying AP Psychology this year, and I want to know what advice does anyone have pertaining to self studying this particular course. I've already bought Barron's AP Psychology, but what else should I get to study for the exam? Any online resources? What is the exam like, one of the toughest or one of the easiest? Also, what topics should I concentrate on the most? What score do I need to receive in order to get a 5?

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Replies to: AP Psychology Advice

  • It'sGr82BeAGatorIt'sGr82BeAGator Registered User Posts: 513 Member
    it's supposed to be one of the easiest, and try appsychology.com for online resources. 2/3 points nets you a 5 I believe
  • ultmtdreamultmtdream Registered User Posts: 196 Junior Member
    it's so easy... It's mostly common sense mixed with vocabulary. I'd recommend that you get used to the neuroscience part (just remember the hormones and neurotransmitters if you haven't taken bio yet, and go over how humans respond to stimuli.. etc) and also go over the important studies.
  • chaz90chaz90 Registered User Posts: 335 Member
    I don't know... I know I might just not have paid enough attention in class (even though I got an A), but I took a one semester class in school and only got a 4 on the test. I got 5's on AP Bio, AP Lang, and AP U.S History and a 4 in AP Calc, so you'd think I'd do better on Psych, but so much for that. Probably stick with your practice tests and maybe try to get a Psychology textbook to review.
  • Olive_TreeOlive_Tree Registered User Posts: 3,108 Senior Member

    Thanks for the advice, everyone!
  • Olive_TreeOlive_Tree Registered User Posts: 3,108 Senior Member
    Bumping again...
  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 Registered User Posts: 8,093 Senior Member
    1) Don't put off studying. I put off studying till the day of the exam. (Got a 4.)
    2) Barron's should prepare you -- you don't even need outside sources. On the morning of the exam, I woke up early and read the Barron's book back to front ('cept I skipped a few sections). Hadn't learned any of the material prior to that. But this was a horrible way to do it, and I didn't really get to enjoy learning the material. So try to stick to a study schedule.
  • MusikalgeakMusikalgeak Registered User Posts: 184 Junior Member
    check out my website: http://wanderinghero.tripod.com

    Go to the psychology section on the Ultimate List of AP websites and click on it. There are a ton of websites that I used and found last year before I took the exam. I got a 5 by using Barron's and these websites.
  • Olive_TreeOlive_Tree Registered User Posts: 3,108 Senior Member
    Thanks, everyone. So, what if I'm really busy at this time of year; can I begin studying after Christmas break and still have a chance at a 5?
  • It'sGr82BeAGatorIt'sGr82BeAGator Registered User Posts: 513 Member
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