AP Biology Test Strategies
Even nonbiologists know that the world constantly changes. Fifteen years ago there weren’t many cell phones. There weren’t many standardized tests, either. Nowadays, you can’t go a semester of school without taking some letter-jumble exam like the PSAT, SAT, ACT, BLAM, ZORK, or FWOOSH (some of those tests are fake, some aren’t). And right after leaving school, many students call their friends on their cell phones to talk about the test they all just took.
Rampant cell phone usage is a problem for another book; this one will concentrate on standardized testing. Because everyone reading this has taken a standardized test of one kind or another, you are all probably familiar with some of the general strategies that help students increase their scores on a standardized exam. Let’s review some of these.
Learning these strategies can help you succeed on the AP Biology test and other standardized tests. But if you are not prepared or become stressed out, your score can suffer. Here are five major takeaways to rock the AP Biology test:
These points are all valid for every standardized test, but they are quite broad in scope. If you want to get more practice applying concepts, check out the multiple choice, data, grid-in, reading, and free response questions. To get a comprehensive review of AP Biology, check out the Kaplan AP Biology book.