? asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 10 years ago

How to best prepare for the AP Biology exam?

I am taking the exam in May this year and I wanted to know how to best prepare for it.

I know that some parts are more heavily tested than others so should I study those parts more (organisms and populations) than the lesser parts (molecules and cells).

So wanted to know if I should study the heavily tested parts more than the lesser tested parts or should go in order from cells to organisms.

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  • Mike
    Lv 6
    10 years ago
    Best Answer

    Your best bet is to study one of the AP review books. This with your text book is the best way to prepare for the exams. The review books have sample exams with solutions and study techniques that help significantly with the exam. You really need to work your way all the way through the review book and be sure to figure out the stuff you do not know when doing the sample exams. Many students like to study the stuff they know because it makes them feel good, but it is the stuff they have problems with that will lower their score.

    I have put together a collection of the Best AP Review Books for each exam at http://www.APReviewBooks.com. The Biology books are found at http://www.apreviewbooks.com/index.php?id=18. There are also links to the released questions from past exams. Going through these will help you see what has been emphasized in the past.

    Good luck on your exam in May.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Choose Barron’s Method for Test Success on the AP Biology Exam

    # Read and understand the author’s overview of the AP Biology exam

    # Devise your personal study plan for success

    # Use this book’s subject review to improve your skills in all test topics

    # Take the book’s practice tests and score your results

    # Review the answers and explanations for all test questions

  • 4 years ago

    it's all good, i'm taking the exam too and my class isnt exactly the greatest at keeping time schedules either. if your book has summaries in the back of it, i suggest you re-read those. if you did well in class and you have a full grasp of the materials, you should do fine. most of the test will be on molecular biology, about 30% is plants, animals, and ecology. rather than fussing over little details, i suggest you try...well, answering yahoo answers questions in biology as a practice for those short answers.

  • 10 years ago

    I say u study both parts because you never know what your teacher will put on the exam and most likely the lesser parts will be worth more points than the bigger parts of the exam.

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  • flash cards and study groups work wonders.

  • 10 years ago

    Study what you're not familiar with.

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