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The Best (and Worst) Online AP Courses, Reviewed

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Sep 19, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of online AP courses. So how are you supposed to find the best one for you?

To help you sort through your options, I'll quickly go over what makes a good online AP course. Then I'll discuss the best-reviewed online AP courses, some popular online AP class providers, and wrap up with some classes that you should avoid.

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Is Precalculus an AP Class? Expert Guide to the Newest AP

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 26, 2022 4:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you’ve been wondering, “Is Precalc an AP class,” wonder no more! The College Board recently announced that starting in the 2023-24 school year, there will be a new AP Precalculus course that you can take in high school! 

Since the class is new, it can be tough to find information about AP Precalc. But don’t worry, our experts have done the legwork for you and collected everything you need to know about the new AP Precalc class in one place. We’ll cover: 

  • The basics of the AP Precalc class
  • The AP Precalculus curriculum, including major course topics  
  • The final AP Precalculus test format 

Let’s get started!

 

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How to Get a 5 on the AP Biology Exam: 15 Tips and Strategies

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 25, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

AP Biology can be a pretty challenging course. But if you’re planning on majoring in STEM in college, it can give you a head start on your degree…if you make a great score on the AP Bio exam, that is. 

Even though the AP Biology class and exam might be difficult, getting a perfect score is totally possible! We’ll walk you through how to get a 5 on the AP Bio exam, including how to maximize your classroom time, tactics for getting the most out of your study time, and even tips for boosting your test-day performance. 

Ready? Let’s dive in! 

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How to Get a 5 on AP US History: Expert Tips and Tricks

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Posted by Ashley Robinson | Jul 22, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It’s no secret that AP US History (also known as APUSH) is a challenging class for tons of students. If you’re one of the many high school students wondering how to get a 5 on APUSH, exam prep time can be stressful. But even though the test is notoriously difficult, it’s 100% possible to get a perfect score

To take some of the stress out of your studying, and to show you how to get a 5 on the APUSH exam, we’ve put together a list of tips and strategies that can help you succeed.

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AP Test Dates 2023: Complete Calendar

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Posted by Halle Edwards | Jul 10, 2022 6:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Looking for the 2023 AP exam dates? We have the complete 2023 AP test dates as well as advice for getting through the busy May exam season. Keep reading to stay on top of your 2022-2023 study schedule and to get tips for dealing with the stress of endless AP tests!

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The Complete AP Biology Review Guide for 2023

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Jul 10, 2022 4:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Reviewing for the AP Biology exam can seem daunting. There's so much material to cover, and much of it is highly complex. However, if you plan your time well and use appropriate study materials and strategies, you can expect a great score on the exam.

In this article, I'll give you an overview of what the AP Biology exam is like, what you need to know to ace it, and how you can use your study time effectively before the exam on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 12PM!

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When Are AP Tests? The Complete AP Exam Schedule

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Jul 10, 2022 3:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

As the school year starts to wind down, you might be asking yourself: when are AP exams? In this article, I'll break down everything you need to know about the AP exam schedule, including when they usually take place, the specific schedule for this year, what to do if you find yourself in an AP schedule mishap, and how you can leverage the schedule to best plan your studying.

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When Do AP Scores Come Out? 2022

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Posted by Halle Edwards | May 16, 2022 2:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you've taken an AP exam recently or plan to take one soon, you're probably wondering: when do AP scores come out? Unfortunately, you have to wait a bit longer for AP scores than you do for SAT/ACT scores.

Keep reading to find out exactly when AP exam scores come out. In addition, learn where to find your AP scores and get tips on what you can do as you wait for them.

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Microeconomics Exam

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | May 11, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP Microeconomics? If so, you'll likely be taking the AP exam this spring? In 2022, the AP Micro exam will be held on Friday, May 6, at 12 pm. Knowing what to expect from the Microeconomics exam will help you feel calm and confident on exam day.

Read this guide to learn everything you need to know about the AP Microeconomics exam, including what its format is, what questions will look like, and the steps you need to take in order to get your best score on the exam.

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The 5 Best AP World History Books for Practice and Review

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | May 3, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

 

It's hard to know where to begin when studying for AP World History. Though the exam mainly covers broad themes and trends, there's so much information to sift through that it can be easy to get lost in the weeds. Review books can help guide your study plan, ensure that you revisit the most important concepts, and teach you critical test-taking strategies.

In this article, we'll go through the best books to use for studying AP World History and how you can choose one that will give you the tools you need to ace this test.

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The Best AP Chemistry Notes to Study With

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | May 3, 2022 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! We'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 Best AP US History Notes to Study With

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Posted by Halle Edwards | May 3, 2022 2:19:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Want some notes to help break down your AP US History class? Or are you looking to brush up on a historical period you're having a hard time remembering?

We have detailed notes organized by US History units, which work with the most recent AP US History guidelines. Read on to get help with AP US History and learn how to prepare for the test.

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The Best AP US History Quizzes You Should Be Taking

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Posted by Halle Edwards | May 3, 2022 2:01:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Looking for some AP US History quizzes to use in your study sessions? You're in luck. We've got a long list of quizzes you can use throughout the year and in the spring as you're studying for the AP exam. Read on to get an AP US History workout!

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The 4 Best AP US History Textbooks, Reviewed

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Posted by Halle Edwards | May 3, 2022 1:53:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

What are the best AP US History textbooks you can buy? Which books should you use in your course and AP exam prep? In this article, we'll go over the most popular APUSH textbooks as well as some books to consider if you're self-studying or on a budget. Read on if you're looking to get your own AP US History textbook!

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The Best AP Biology Notes to Study With

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | May 3, 2022 9:39:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It's natural for your in-class notes to get a little disorganized in a course that covers as much material as AP Biology. Whether you're missing a couple of sections of notes or you just want to see a clearer outline of how the course is structured, this article will be helpful.

We've compiled all the information you need to know for the AP Biology test in the form of links to online notes and descriptions of labs. We'll also follow up with some tips on using these notes effectively.

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