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Samantha Lindsay

Samantha is a blog content writer for PrepScholar. Her goal is to help students adopt a less stressful view of standardized testing and other academic challenges through her articles. Samantha is also passionate about art and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College as a Studio Art major in 2014. In high school, she earned a 2400 on the SAT, 5's on all seven of her AP tests, and was named a National Merit Scholar.

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Is AP Chemistry Hard? 5 Key Factors Considered

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Chemistry is an intimidating subject if you're not familiar with the material. There are all these weird formulas with superscripts and subscripts to remember, and it involves what some students view as an unpleasant amount of math. But is AP Chemistry as hard as it sounds?

In this article, I'll examine five different factors to reach a conclusion regarding the true difficulty level of AP Chemistry in comparison with other high-level classes.

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Every AP Chemistry Practice Test Available: Free and Official

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

What's the best way to study for AP Chemistry? Practice, practice, practice. This article will provide you with links to every practice test and quiz for AP Chemistry that's available online, including full official and unofficial tests, shorter quizzes that cover each topic area, and other prep services you can access with a subscription!

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The Ultimate AP Chemistry Study Guide

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Studying for the AP Chemistry exam is a challenging undertaking. There are so many different topics and types of problems that you're expected to master, some of which you might not have fully understood in your class.

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The Best AP Chemistry Notes to Study With

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 3:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It can be difficult to keep your notes organized throughout the school year, especially in a class that covers so much content. This article will give you links to notes on every topic included in the AP Chemistry curriculum. If you're missing some of your notes, or if you just want a more structured overview of what you need to know for the exam, you've come to the right place! I'll also give you some study tips so that you can use both these notes and the notes you took throughout the year to your best advantage.

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The 5 Best AP Chemistry Books: Full Expert Reviews

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The more challenging the subject, the more helpful it is to have a good review book. Since AP Chemistry is considered one of the most difficult classes in the AP canon, it's smart to pick up some additional resources to aid in your studying.

There are quite a few popular review books out there, but some are more useful than others. In this guide, I'll provide detailed descriptions of the best AP Chemistry review books so you can choose the right one based on your needs as a student.

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The Best AP Chemistry Review Guide 2020

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 10:08:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Not sure how to begin studying for the AP Chemistry exam? This review guide will help you figure out what's on the test and how you can ace it.

I'll go over the AP Chem exam structure, provide sample questions in each format, list the concepts you can expect to see on the test, and give you some tips on how to get the most out of your studying. I just looked into my PrepScholar Crystal Ball™ and saw a 5 in your future, so get ready to kick this test's butt.

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How to Ace Your AP Chemistry Labs

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 10:07:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Labs play a significant role in AP Chemistry, and knowledge of experimental procedures is critical for the final exam. If you're an AP Chemistry student (or are considering becoming one), this guide will help you understand what to expect from the lab components of the course.

I'll provide an overview of the types of AP Chemistry labs you'll see, the amount of time you'll spend on them, and what a real lab procedure looks like. You'll also learn how lab reports are structured and what you can do during the lab to ensure that you're getting the most out of your experience!

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AP Chemistry FRQ: How to Ace the Free Response Questions

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 22, 2020 9:41:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Practicing free-response questions is one of the best things you can do to improve your AP Chemistry score. Not only will you excel on the free-response section, but you'll also know the material so well that the multiple-choice questions will be a piece of cake.

In this article, I'll tell you all about the free-response section of the exam, give you some tips on how to solve AP Chemistry FRQs, and go through a couple of sample problems from recent exams so you can get a feel for what they're like!

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Every AP US History Practice Exam Available: Free and Official

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 16, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you want to do well on the AP US History exam, you have to practice! Practice tests can help you organize your prep logically around areas of the curriculum that are most challenging for you. This article provides a complete list of all official and unofficial AP US History practice test materials available online, as well as detailed instructions and tips on how to use them in your studying.

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Is AP World History Hard? Expert Discussion

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 12, 2020 9:52:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP World History seems like it would be a pretty hard class. There's so much to cover—I mean, it's nearly 1,000 years of global human history! But how much do you really need to know? And how do people usually do on the AP test? In this article, I will examine five different factors to make a conclusion about the difficulty level of AP World History.

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The Ultimate AP US History Study Guide

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 8, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Studying for the AP US History course is an exercise in memorization and critical thinking. Multiple-choice questions ask you to read and analyze documents based on your historical knowledge, while essay questions require similar skills but with the added challenge of synthesizing your ideas into a coherent argument that incorporates both outside knowledge and evidence given to you.

In this comprehensive AP US History study guide, I will give you all the resources and strategies you need to prepare for the AP exam and any other test that comes your way in this course!

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AP Psychology Practice Tests: Complete Collection

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 8, 2020 10:28:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Practice tests are some of the best review tools for AP Psychology. They'll give you insight into your areas of weakness and prepare you for the structure and content of the real test. In this article, I'll list all the official and unofficial practice tests available online and provide advice on how to use them to get a great score on the AP test.

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Is AP US History Hard? Expert Discussion

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 7, 2020 10:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP classes are typically more challenging than regular high school classes, but did you know that some APs are harder than others? Based on testing statistics and an examination of the curriculum, we can come up with accurate assessments of the true difficulty level of each AP class.

In this article, I'll analyze AP US History exam scores, student testimonials, and course content to give you a clear picture of how hard this popular AP class really is!

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The Best AP Psychology Study Guide

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 6, 2020 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP courses cover a lot of complex information, and it's not always easy to find great study materials and strategies. I've written this AP Psychology study guide as a way to make the process of studying for the AP test and other in-class assessments a little less overwhelming. It will help you figure out how to structure your studying, give you strategies to better understand the material, and provide links to notes and practice resources. If you follow the advice in this guide, you'll be on your way to a high AP Psych score!

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The Ultimate Guide to the AP US History Exam

Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Feb 6, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The AP US History exam involves critical reading, writing, and in-depth analysis. It's not just about memorizing names and dates, but rather interpreting historical evidence quickly and accurately, recalling outside information on a topic, and synthesizing your ideas into a coherent argument.

In this guide, we'll give you a rundown of the format and structure of the AP US History test along with a brief content outline, sample questions, and some tips for a great score.

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