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the best way to prepare for AP exam??

tom927tom927 Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
edited November 2009 in AP Tests Preparation
I have trouble preparing for AP exams...
so I want to ask how to prepare for them, specifically I am in
AP lang
AP us
AP calc
AP chem
tips for each subject plz~
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Replies to: the best way to prepare for AP exam??

  • A StudentA Student Registered User Posts: 20 New Member
    For US:
    AP* United States History - Key Terms, Outlines, Sample Tests

    For Lang:
    Write at least an essay a week. Read lots of essays by famous writers. I recommend the Cliffs Notes prep book.

    For Chem:
    Take a class.

    For Calc:
    Not sure because I'm in the class right now.
  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 Registered User Posts: 2,741 Senior Member
    APUSH - buy AMSCO and read your history textbook
    AP Calculus - Buy PR and review material in Calc textbook
    AP Chem - Buy PR and read ur textbook (i used Chemistry: The Central Science, AP Edition)
  • PoemePoeme Registered User Posts: 1,329 Senior Member
    The first thing is to do well in the class. Then, if you want more preparation buy a review book. I did not buy a Calc BC review book and got a 5. This is because my teacher did an outstanding job of preparing us. We did practically every past AP exam released. However, for the US exam, I used AMSCO, which was a good summary of what we did in class. I did buy a review book for English language, but I did not use it very much. If you read carefully and can write well, English language will not be a problem.
    I am in AP Chem right now, and I will probably buy a review book just to see what is specifically emphasized on the test.
    If you can get old AP tests from your teachers, I would highly recommend looking them over, they are the best way to prepare for the test.
    Good luck!
  • byuboundbyubound Registered User Posts: 1,327 Senior Member
    Get yourself a good review book and constantly refer to it as you learn material in class. This will keep you going strong in the classroom and get you ready for the exam a little at a time. As the time for the exam comes closer, you will be a lot more confident and prepared. I am taking 4 APs right now, and I get every review book I can get my hands on from the library just to have plenty of practice problems. Each year, as the time for the exams comes, I always do one massive review right before the exam just to be sure I have everything down. So far, I've passed every exam I've taken, so it works.
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