Marine Biology simulation in AP Compsci AB

<p>In my school, we only spent about 2 days on the Marine Biology simulation.</p>

<p>How important is it to be familair with it? Or is it basic enough that you can bs most of it just with basic java and the reference they give you?</p>

<p>You should know what all the methods and variables mean and do in the quick reference sheet for the mbs.</p>

<p>There will be a few multiple choice questions(5?) and a free response about it, making it important to know. For example, last year free response required you to know that the method numallobjects returns the number of objects in the greed and that the method needs to follow a decleared environment. </p>

<p>2 days does seem a little short time span to learn the mbs, I would reread the chapters again(shouldn't take long)</p>

<p>I am going to be optimistic since TAWS post scared me a bit. The test is on wednesday, therefore we have FIVE days. :DDDDD</p>

<p>So do you think it's cruicial to have actually experience with it, or is it good enough to just know how to use its methods. Do you think reading over the big pdf narrative file is helpful?</p>

<p>Thanks! My compsci class in school is so detached from and apathaetic about the exam...</p>

<p>I don't think you need to actually work on the program as it says in pdf, but just briefly read over the chapters, it shouldn't take long. It will help you know the basics of the program:
fish can't move backwards
fish move in a row then column fashion (which means the fish on top move first and if two fish are on same row, the one on the left moves first)
env can hold other things than fish
ect.</p>

<p>Reading it will also tell you what each method does (though most methods are self explantaory by looking at their title and return types)</p>

<p>Well if you code some of the exercises yourself, it gives you practice.</p>

<p>Our class finished all the regular material first semester and focused on the Case Study since January.
I've coded CircleFish, FastFish, AgingFish and a bunch of other fish exercises that my teacher got from collegeboard that isn't in the case study. It has helped me familiarize myself with the methods and understand how they work.</p>

<p>So if you have the chance, do some coding with it too.</p>

<p>BTW the case study is exactly 25% of the exam.</p>

<p>Guys, how long will it take for me to get through Barron's for computer science A. I know the essentials already and now I need to learn the other details.</p>

<p>Can I do it by Wednesday, starting Friday?</p>

<p>The curriculum for the A part is very short. I have the barrons book and read the whole thing in one night.</p>