AP Psychology = Easy 5?

<p>From various other sources, including other CC threads, I've heard that AP Psychology is an easy 5, all you have to do is read the "Crash Course" and <em>BAM</em> another 5 on your transcript. Can any one verify this, preferably people who have already written the AP Psychology Exam this past school year (2010).</p>

<p>It is indeed quite easy.</p>

<p>I’m waiting for my scores by mail, so I’ll let you know my score from self-studying when I find out. :slight_smile: It was a very easy test, though, so I’m expecting a 4/5. Basically, buy Barron’s, and actively read the whole thing. I spread it out between Feb. and Apr., then used practice tests to figure out my weaknesses, and reread those before the exam. I have heard of people who read Barron’s the week before the exam and got a 5. The format of the test itself is just really easy.</p>

<p>I had the class for half a year and on the Frq I forgot to write examples so I had to redo the first part with only 15 minutes, I wrote so bad I don’t know if they were able to grade it but I still pulled off a 5.</p>

<p>It’s easy. 10char</p>

<p>do the ivies know its a cakewalk?</p>

<p>By easy, what do you mean? Is it just “memorize the book” then write the test?</p>



<p>Yes, and there isn’t even a lot to memorize.</p>

<p>So, I’m guessing its a great self-study subject. No?</p>

<p>Psych is easy and fun to learn. But don’t me like me where you wait till the last minute to study cuz you thought it was so easy lol. Because of that I think I got 2-4. LOL</p>

<p>I had it first semester last year (1 A and 1 B), and our teacher did not go over the FRQs even once. I read the Princeton Review book for the exam in April, and I ended up getting a 5. </p>

<p>It’s rather easy…a lot of it is common sense, and some of it is interesting as well.</p>

<p>I used cliff notes and I got a 5 but I also had an amazing teacher.</p>

<p>I can testify to the easiness of Psych. I opened Barron’s for the first time the weekend before the exam, and I managed to pull a 5. Part of its easiness comes from the fact that it is quite interesting, especially Freudian psychoanalysis, but also, the material covered on the AP is not at all a comprehensive study of psychology, just a small subset.</p>

<p>My friend got a 5 just by reading from Barron’s and Princeton Review. He preferred Barron’s better. </p>

<p>^Yes, Freudian psychoanalysis is interesting. My friend who got the 5 told me that a doorknob in your dream can represent a sexual object. Freud is just eccentric.</p>

<p>^ So is taking a dump o.o</p>

<p>so you are all saying that if I had no prior knowledge of ap psychology and just read either barrons or princeton review thoroughly i can get a 5??</p>

<p>can you guys please explain in more detail why it’s easy. I heard it’s all memorization but isn’t there at least a bit of logic involved? I am pretty good at memorization/vocab and i need an ap to self-study. WOuld this be a good one to self study with merely a prep book?</p>

<p>I haven’t taken the class or the test. A friend of mine had an extra full-length MC practice that I did out of boredom - not having studied any sort of psychology at all, I got all but 4 right. (And those were history questions.)</p>

<p>It’s all common sense. If you read through some sort of prep guide and you’re a decent essay writer you could get a 5 very easily.</p>

<p>Great! That’s another subject that will make my application look good!</p>

<p>You don’t even have to be a “decent” essay writer.</p>

<p>It’s not graded on how good you write, but on whether you address and answer what it says in the prompt, correctly.</p>

<p>All you have to do is know the stuff, writing good or comprehensive has no influence on the score. It, most likely, just has to be readable.</p>

<p>However, the multiple choice isn’t all “common sense”. A lot of them, on the one I took, asked specific theories or knowledge questions that you can’t just already know.</p>

<p>Got my scores today–I did get a 5. :slight_smile: Like I said earlier, it’s pretty easy if you make sure not to procrastinate.</p>