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kumimokoyo's picture
Joined: Oct 2008
Independent Study tips?

Hello! I'm planning on taking the AP Psychology test on my own and I need some advice x___x
I've been attempting to read out of an ap psych textbook i got from my cousin, but it's starting to become VERY tedious and time-consuming. (since i'm already taking 4 other APs at school >_>)
Oh and I've heard from many people that this test is VERY easy - so I'm wondering if reading a study aid(s) would be more helpful than reading a textbook (which usually contains too much information anyway -_-). I already have the Princeton Review + Barron's study aids, and I might just get the "5 steps to a 5" book for this course. Should I just stick to the study aids? Please help! What should I do? ; __ ;

Hunterbender's picture
Joined: Nov 2007

Berk. has their Intro to Psychology lectures on podcast. (Google--> search for Berkeley classes Psychology)

And MIT OpenCourseWare has uploaded their intro to Psychology as well. (Recommended, professor is interesting)

Hope that helps

One more note: Berk has more options, they also have an Emotion Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Buddhism Psychology uploaded

cherylfoster's picture
Joined: Jan 2011

I can understand what you want to discuss here. And I think that it is a free-response section tests your ability to make connections between constructs from some of the 14 content areas covered in the course. There are two questions in the free-response section. Each question contains concepts from a number of domains. The questions often involve application, analysis, synthesis, or a critique of psychological principles.

jmoy1133's picture
Joined: Sep 2011

stick with the aids.... reading from the book is way too time consuming. even after reading you'll have to look back to notes you wrote anyways

vulgaraptor's picture
Joined: Sep 2011

I agree, keep with the study aids. but also use the textbook to quiz yourself at the end of each chapter

120120YBR's picture
Joined: Oct 2011

I bought a study guide for the book from barns and noble and it does the trick.

phoenix123456789's picture
Joined: Apr 2013

Time management

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