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    The Best Tips To Smashing Your AP Exams

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    The time of AP Exam testing is coming up right around the corner. With the ability to receive college credit if you score high enough on your exam, it is crucial that you try your absolute best on these exams. Here are some tips for you that will allow you to do the best you possibly can as we approach these exams:

    1. Figure Out What To Study

    Not every single unit of your course is of the same importance. Visiting the AP Central Course and Exam Page and selecting your specific course will allow you to see the breakdown of how your exam will be structured. This will allow you to have a better grasp of what units will be covered the most on the exam and which ones are of least importance.

    Using this resource as well as analyzing your strengths and weaknesses within the course will allow you to have a better idea of what you need to study the most before exam day.

    2. Find The Best Resources For Studying

    One of the worst ways to study for this exam is to only rely on reviewing notes that you took throughout the whole year. While this definitely will help, what is more important is seeking different ways of review and learning. Logging into your MyAP account will allow you to watch videos made by the CollegeBoard about specific topics in your course. This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to review for your exam as the information provided comes straight from the CollegeBoard.

    Additionally, watching review videos on YouTube, reading information from a review textbook on specific topics you might need to brush up on, or asking your teacher about the best review materials for your specific course are amazing ways to get ready.

    3. Create a study schedule

    Make sure to start studying more than just a few days before your exam. The CollegeBoard will cover all of the concepts you learned in class all year long. Therefore, it is crucial that you space out your studying time and find out when you are going to study.

    Creating a study schedule and setting aside a specific time of a certain day where you tell yourself that you will review a specific amount of material during that time results in a much higher chance of you actually reviewing for your exam.

    Studying with your friends whether that be in person or virtually allows some people to study better.

    Give it a try!

    4. Figure out your strengths and weaknesses

    No matter what class you are taking, there are always some units that you struggle with more compared to other units. Make sure to figure out what units you struggle with the most and prioritize those the most, especially if they are a big chunk of your exam.

    5. Get Good Sleep And Eat A Nutritious Breakfast

    Everyone and their mother has heard this tip, but that’s because it is true. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, eating breakfast helps students have more energy and better concentration. Additionally, getting good sleep is very important to one’s overall mood and cognitive thinking. Make sure to follow this tip the night before exam day!

     

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    Mason Erbini
    Mason Erbini is a sophomore at Crown Point High School. After taking the journalism class his freshman year, he is now an official writer for the Inklings Staff. Outside of journalism, he enjoys being a captain on the Speech and Debate Team and being an avid officer of Business Professionals of America. After high school, he intends to pursue a college major relating to Business.
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