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AP Biology Exam

HSembhiHSembhi Registered User Posts: 67 Junior Member
edited April 2009 in AP Tests Preparation
Just looking for tips and suggestions. What do you guys suggest studying the most? Major concepts and stuff...?
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Replies to: AP Biology Exam

  • DanERDanER Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    well... the problem is that everything is important for Bio.
    This might help

    I. Molecules and Cells (25%)
    A. Chemistry of Life (7%)

    1. Water
    2. Organic molecules in organisms
    3. Free energy changes
    4. Enzymes

    B. Cells (10%)

    1. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
    2. Membranes
    3. Subcellular organization
    4. Cell cycle and its regulation

    C. Cellular Energetics (8%)

    1. Coupled reactions
    2. Fermentation and cellular respiration
    3. Photosynthesis

    II. Heredity and Evolution (25%)
    A. Heredity (8%)

    1. Meiosis and gametogenesis
    2. Eukaryotic chromosomes
    3. Inheritance patterns

    B. Molecular Genetics (9%)

    1. RNA and DNA structure and function
    2. Gene regulation
    3. Mutation
    4. Viral structure and replication
    5. Nucleic acid technology and applications

    C. Evolutionary Biology (8%)

    1. Early evolution of life
    2. Evidence for evolution
    3. Mechanisms of evolution

    III. Organisms and Populations (50%)
    A. Diversity of Organisms (8%)

    1. Evolutionary patterns
    2. Survey of the diversity of life
    3. Phylogenetic classification
    4. Evolutionary relationships

    B. Structure and Function of Plants and Animals (32%)

    1. Reproduction, growth, and development
    2. Structural, physiological, and behavioral adaptations
    3. Response to the environment

    C. Ecology (10%)

    1. Population dynamics
    2. Communities and ecosystems
    3. Global issues
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Registered User Posts: 6,673 Senior Member
    What is the hardest thing about taking AP Bio?
  • DanERDanER Registered User Posts: 119 Junior Member
    Cellular Energetics (Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration) and Gene Regulation are the hardest for me... Those are just a lot of memorization. They get easier though if you make a logical progression (like this happens because this happens so that this can happen) rather than memorizing a bunch of stuff without knowing the connection (this happens, this happens, this happens)
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