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sodagood's picture
Joined: Nov 2011

Hey guys,
I'm John and recently I've been doing really bad on AP Bio tests. I understand all the material and concepts, and I even have a question bank for each chapter of my textbook that I do really well on. However, the only thing I don't understand is why I'm doing bad on my teacher's tests. I come out of them feeling really well about it then I end up failing -.-
Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe any additional practice AP questions to use or ways to study/supplemental materials? Thanks so much!

AdminChris's picture
Joined: Jan 2005

Do you rush through the tests? Do you find yourself changing answers? Next time if you change an answer, make sure you're able to see what answer you originally put. That way when you get the test back, you can see if you're changing the right answer to a wrong answer.

It sounds like you're doing all the right things in terms of preparation, but you are lacking the confidence when taking the actual exam.

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Meichele's picture
Joined: Dec 2011

I would suggest memorizing the key vocabulary words. Outline each chapter, too.

Apoo0225's picture
Joined: Jan 2012

I have the same problem as John any suggestions would be welcome

Slomo's picture
Joined: Aug 2012

I'm not in AP Bio, but I am in a ton of AP courses. I would suggest not cramming the seconds and hours before the test because it stresses you out. Also, don't sit and just read notes, draw diagrams, if you're techy create a power point or something with the computor. It is hard to learn a subject you don't enjoy (I'm a math geek so History is torture for me) so try mixing the subject with things you actually enjoy. Personally, in government, history, lit, ect I with take a concept and create a "formula" or relate it to a chem concept (cause I love chem, too) so it will stay in my mind.

Good luck in the future!

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