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How to study to get a 5 on the Biology AP Exam?

Hello, I am currently in Biology AP and I'm not sure how to study for the exam. My teacher literally does nothing. She has given us about 4-5 days of notes and maybe 2-3 powerpoint lectures out of a whole semester. She basically just gives us homework: concept maps, flashcards, chapter outlines, and packets and tells us to do work on them everyday until the end of the unit when we take the test. I do all of my homework, and my teacher says I'm doing an excellent job, but I don't feel like I'm learning anything. I tried to take a practice exam but I only got about 4 right out of 15 questions so I just stopped. What are some ways that I could study for the exam to get a 5? If you're answering and you took the exam, could you please include your score? Thank you.

Asked By: - 3/5/2010
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I teach AP Biology, so the first thing I'd recommend is taking more practice tests, and when you do so, when you get problems wrong, try to figure out why. Use that as a guide to inform your studying and preparation. If you missed a question because you didn't know about that concept, that tells you what sorts of... More
Answered By: someone else - 3/5/2010
Additional Answers (4)
Step 1: Buy either Barron's or Cliff's Step 2: Study your ASS off You need to start now. There is so much material to cover and it's not an easy test.
Answered By: Laila - 3/5/2010
 
There are several good AP Bio review books... More
Answered By: Mike - 3/5/2010
 
I got a 4 (I totally skipped one of the essay questions) and I studied by just reviewing my AP Bio book front to back. But I am sure taking some of the practice tests would have significantly helped me.
Answered By: gravytrain036 - 3/5/2010
 
I am sorry to hear about the problems you are experiencing with your Biology class...I hope this information will help you to learn and master this subject... More
Answered By: jwong71091 - 3/6/2010
 
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