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How to Score a 5: Preparing for the AP Test

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It is now the time of year where AP exams are either right on top of you or right in front of you, and you all have the same goal – to earn a big fat 5. So, how can you accomplish that? Lucky for you, it’s not impossible! Here is a quick and easy guide to correctly preparing for the AP Exam and getting the score you want.

The best way to study for a standardized test is to go through practice exams for that test over and over again. This helps you become familiar with the format, style, and types of questions of the test. Fortunately, there are about ten billion versions of the practice AP Exam available to students, and some are better than others. So which one is the best? The best AP practice exams come from College Board; the same company who makes the exam. They provide ample study materials, practice questions for all subjects, and important information on their website, which can be accessed through this link: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/preparing-for-exams.

Practice tests are essential for preparing for the actual exam for the following reasons: First of all, for example, you may be completely adept in Biology and earned an A in your class throughout the entire semester, but when you arrive at the AP exam you are completely thrown off guard because you are not familiar with the AP content. The AP exam tests you on AP content, not the exact same content you have learned thus far in your classroom, so watch out!

The practice exams also help you find gaps in your knowledge and put you on the right track in terms of what you need to study. They also help with timing and scoring yourself. If you are consistently getting 3’s on the practice exams, you know it’s time to step it up!

So there you have it, the simplest and most straightforward way to boosting your score on the upcoming AP exam. Good luck, and remember that nothing is impossible! The more effort you put into doing well on the exam, the better your score will be. It all depends on you!