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AP Chemistry FRQ: How to Ace the Free Response Questions

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 23, 2022 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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The Complete Guide to AP Human Geography FRQs

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 15, 2022 10:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The free-response section is the hardest part of any AP test. Although AP Human Geography is much more straightforward than some other humanities AP exams, if you don't have your stuff down, the free-response section can still hit you where it hurts.

In this article, we'll go through the structure of the free-response section, some helpful tips for answering AP Human Geography FRQs, examples of what these free-response questions look like, and a few places where you can find the best practice materials.

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Every AP English Language and Composition Practice Exam

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Apr 15, 2022 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

With the AP English Language and Composition exam coming up, it's important to find the best practice resources, and that includes practice tests! The AP Language and Composition exam has two sections: a multiple-choice section with 45 questions, and a free-response section with three essay questions—one synthesis prompt, one analysis prompt, and one argument prompt.

But not all AP Lang practice tests are like the real exam, and they aren't all of equal quality. In this guide, I'll break down where you can find official College Board AP Language and Composition practice test resources, other free resources out there, and paid practice tests and questions. I'll also break down which resources are high-quality and how to best incorporate AP English practice tests into your exam preparation.

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Every AP Literature Practice Test Available: Free and Official

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Apr 15, 2022 8:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

When you're studying for your AP Literature Exam, you're going to want to use practice tests and questions to hone your skills. But where can you find AP literature practice tests? And are all practice exams equally useful for you? 

The real exam has 55 multiple-choice questions and three free-response questions, but there are practice tests with every conceivable number and combination of question types.

In this article, you'll learn where to find every official College Board AP English Literature and Composition practice exam, free unofficial tests, and paid practice test resources. You'll also find out which tests are high-quality and how you can best use different practice exams to fulfill your studying needs.

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The Best AP Environmental Science Review Guide

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 15, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Knowing how to review for an AP exam can be challenging. Based on average exam scores, it appears that many students who take AP Environmental Science don't adequately prepare for the final test.

Fortunately, if you're not sure where to start, this guide will walk you through the complete AP Environmental Science review process. We'll start by going over the format of the AP exam and what it covers, including sample questions. We'll then move on to helpful review strategies and the plan you should follow to prep for the exam.

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The Expert's Guide to the AP Biology Exam

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 15, 2022 7:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

If you're taking AP Biology, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the exam before you get too far into the course. Preparing ahead of time for the AP exam format and fully understanding what concepts are covered on the AP Biology test can go a long way toward earning a high score (and potentially getting college credit!).

This article will take you through the structure and scoring of the AP Bio exam and give you some key tips on the best ways to study for AP Biology.

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The Ultimate AP US History Study Guide

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 15, 2022 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. 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, we will provide 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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The Complete AP Biology Review Guide for 2022

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 15, 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 11, 2022, at 12PM!

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The Best AP Biology Books 2022: Full Expert Reviews

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 15, 2022 1:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It's extremely important to have reliable books for learning and studying the material covered in AP classes. This is particularly true for AP Biology, considering the complexity and breadth of the content of the course. The format of the AP Biology exam was modified in 2013 and again in 2020; as a result, some books have kept up with these changes better than others.

In this article, we'll tell you which books are your best bet for acing AP Biology and which ones you should use only at your own risk!

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AP Psychology Practice Tests: Complete Collection

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Posted by Samantha Lindsay | Apr 15, 2022 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 actual test. We'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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The Expert's Guide to the AP European History Exam

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Apr 15, 2022 9:45:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

The AP European History course and exam cover the history of Europe from 1450 to the present. That means you'll be asked about everything from the Renaissance to the European Union—it's a lot! In addition, the course has had recent updates, making everything a bit more complicated.

If you need guidance for the AP European History exam, read on. In this article, we'll give you an overview of the exam, take a close look at each of its sections, offer some key preparation tips, and explain some important things to keep in mind on test day.

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Expert Guide to the AP Language and Composition Exam

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Posted by Ellen McCammon | Apr 15, 2022 9:42:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

With the 2022 AP English Language and Composition exam happening on Tuesday, May 10, it's time to make sure that you're familiar with all aspects of the exam. In this article, I'll give a brief overview of the test, do a deeper dive on each of the sections, discuss how the exam is scored, offer some strategies for studying, and finally wrap up with some essential exam day tips.

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How Many College Credits Is an AP Class?

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 13, 2022 5:00:00 PM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you taking AP classes in high school and want to know if you'll be able to get college credit for them? It's not always possible to get college credit from AP classes, but many high school students do. How can you be one of them? Read this guide to find out! We'll walk you through the process and answer all the key questions such as, "How many college credits is an AP class worth?" "Are AP classes college credit?" and "How many college credits is AP world history?"

Let's get started!

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The Best AP Environmental Science Study Guide

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 11, 2022 10:13:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

Are you studying for your AP Environmental Science class or the final AP test? Reviewing for any AP exam is tricky, and many students who take AP Enviro aren't sure how they should be studying.

This comprehensive AP Environmental Science study guide will walk you through how you can develop a review plan for AP Enviro, offer study tips, and provide links to notes and practice exams to make your review as effective as possible.

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The Best AP Environmental Science Notes to Study With

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Posted by Christine Sarikas | Apr 11, 2022 10:13:00 AM

Advanced Placement (AP)

It's often a challenge to study for AP exams, AP Environmental Science included. Because this class covers so many different areas, such as science, law, and current events, it can be tough to keep your notes straight. Whether you're missing some notes or just want them organized more clearly, this guide is for you.

Here, we've put together a list of links to AP Environmental Science notes and vocabulary that you can easily browse through to supplement your studying. I'll also go over how to use these notes and wrap up with some tips to help make your prep as effective as it can be.

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