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2008 AP Biology- Hardest AP Bio Exam in the last 8 years I have seen.

mcotocjcmcotocjc Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
2008 AP Biology- Hardest AP Bio Exam

There is no argument here. The MCs were hard and the FR was hard as well. I have compared this with all the last 8 years and no argument here. I think the curve is going to drop to 55% for a '5' and a 45% for a '4'.

If they use the bell shaped curve, it is going to be a right-skew. No kidding. There may be some lucky people here and there, but overall sentiment is very sour and negative. I am used to getting '5' in all the practice exams. I am hopeful that I can get a '4', but need one extra help from the curve 'GOD' to get a 5.

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Replies to: 2008 AP Biology- Hardest AP Bio Exam in the last 8 years I have seen.

  • blubberxyzblubberxyz Registered User Posts: 271 Junior Member
    Yes, that definitely was hard. :x the FRQ was killer, imo.
  • Dai DaiDai Dai Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    that was horrible..and i know that every year complains about their exams, but our free response was ridiculous..if you look at past years' free responses on college board, they're laughable.
  • BigIsBigIs Registered User Posts: 1,057 Senior Member
    mcotocjc wrote:
    have compared this with all the last 8 years and no argument here.
    Where did you get the last 8 years of multiple choice?
  • mcotocjcmcotocjc Registered User Posts: 83 Junior Member
    I mean the FR for the last 8 years. For MC had the audit, 2002, 1999, 1994, 1990 exams.
  • BigIsBigIs Registered User Posts: 1,057 Senior Member
    So you had one MC for the last 8 years, the 2002.

    The audit was put together to be a practice test.
  • TheWokmanTheWokman Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I don't know. I think the test was fairly easy. So if the curve was 55%, I think I got a 7. I was confident on all of the MCs except for the 5 i skipped. I finished all the FRQs within an hour. I don't see why you guys thought it was hard, it was pretty much common sense. I guess you should have studied more. I also thought the questions from my prep book were really hard.
  • lovepaneralovepanera Registered User Posts: 53 Junior Member
    well then u must be a genius
  • calgarcalgar Registered User Posts: 282 Junior Member
    I'm surprised.. the MC I thought was easy/medium and the FR was very doable..
  • nhsharvardnhsharvard Registered User Posts: 1,947 Senior Member
    I thought 2007's last question for the FRQ made it the hardest test.

    Well, good luck!!!!!!!

    I thought I wouldn't pass the exam, but I received a 3. Now, I can get 5.3 credits for Biology in Berkeley.

    I have a much harder AP science test this year: AP Chemistry.

    AP Biology was much easier to learn.
  • Emi2008Emi2008 Registered User Posts: 250 Junior Member
    Yeah, AP Chem is by far the hardest AP (imho... haven't taken AP Physics :P). Though the MC was alright, the FRQ were more difficult than other years. I used past FRQ to practice with and these certainly had more "spice" to them.

    #2 anyone?
  • bio123bio123 Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    last year i took the ap bio test and everyone thought it was easy.. i talked to people that took it this year and said it was really easy
  • NeineibuNeineibu Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    The Free Response questions weren't hard at all... I mean some of them are basically common sense, except #1, 2a), and #4. The rest are really, really straight forward. The multiple choices were a bit hard. I didn't know five of the matchings. They all belong to the same section.

    The other questions were really really straight forward though.
  • zfox001zfox001 Registered User Posts: 1,212 Senior Member
    I am freaking out about chem right now...I thought that last years Bio was really easy. Not to mention i wouldnt be surprised if I only missed 5-8 total on the entire exam.
    Chem is a different story. I will be happy to pass....
  • elchertelchert Registered User Posts: 7 New Member

    for me, the m/c was weird. It was either a super easy question, or it was a question that was super hard. I probably got like 75-80 right...hopefully

    The free response was medium...but I suck at the essays so I wasn't expecting myself to do well.
  • eviecottrelleviecottrell Registered User Posts: 22 New Member
    the m/c was either extremely easy-knew the answer
    or i just straight up didn't know. i skipped a lot & didn't
    have time to go back, but maybe that's better ... probably
    would've guessed incorrectly anyway.

    at first, i read the essays and gaped because i thought
    i didn't know anything. turns out they weren't so bad ...
    i don't think anyone should worry. after all, they don't
    take points off for anything wrong you say, unless you
    contradict yourself.
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