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How to Pass the Ap Calculus AB Test

mikepmikep Registered User Posts: 38 Junior Member
edited February 2008 in AP Tests Preparation
So I plan on taking this test in may and when I've tried doing problems from the practice ap calc ab test I can't even get past question 4. There is just so much stuff that I don't remember. Is it possible for me to pass the test at this point? I am going crazy over this!

Does anyone have any suggestions? Websites that can help?Techniques that would be good?
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Replies to: How to Pass the Ap Calculus AB Test

  • TheMathProfTheMathProf Registered User Posts: 810 Member
    Keep taking practice tests. I can't emphasize the value of that enough.

    When you make mistakes, try to figure out why you're making those mistakes. That might require involving someone else (a trusted peer or your teacher, for instance).

    Also, the tests aren't in order from easiest to hardest, so while you might not be able to handle question 4, question 5 might be fine.

    One of the things I would do is ignore the time limits at first (this could be what you're referring to by "I can't even get past question 4"). Take the time to do the problems right at first. Then after a few practice tests, work on cutting down the length of time it takes. At first, I've seen multiple choice sections take up to 4 hours for some students. So on practice test 3, OK, let's cut it down to 3 hours. On test 4, let's cut it down to 2.5, etc.

    The good news about the AP Calculus exam is that almost every topic is present on every exam. What this means is that if you can figure out what's going on one exam, there shouldn't be too many curveballs thrown at you for later exams, just re-demonstrating the same skill set.
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