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5 Reasons to Start AP Prep Now

Common sense will tell us that cramming just isn’t smart. If students try to overwhelm themselves with information the night before a big exam, chances are they are much more likely to forget information rather than retain information. While students should prepare wisely for the short-term, the same goes for their long-term goals. Parents and… Continue reading

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AP Language Exams: Don’t Get Tongue-Tied

It’s easy to be intimidated by foreign language AP tests, but you don’t have to be a native speaker to score well. Nor do you have to be fluent—you’re not expected to know every single word or understand every grammatical construction the test writers throw at you. You just need to use strategy. Multiple-choice questions… Continue reading

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Because Newton Didn’t Use a Calculator: Why you shouldn’t fear the AP Calculus Exam

Many students have great fear about AP exams: it’s an “AP Exam,” it’s the College Board, I won’t get credit for the course if I don’t do well.  But there is no reason to fear any of these tests if you’re well prepared, and the AP calculus exams are no exception. There are two AP… Continue reading

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Two Steps to “Productive Efficiency” in AP Macroeconomics

The AP Macroeconomics exam may seem like a looming cloud hanging over your sunny spring.  But, if you take these two steps throughout the school year, you will set yourself up to receive a great score on the exam in May. Step 1. Learn the vocabulary backward and forward. Over the course of your AP… Continue reading

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Tips for Conquering the AP Calc BC Exam

Even though the AP Calculus exam is months away, students are already beginning to stress about staying on top of the demanding course load needed to pass the test.  But, by following these six tips, students can maximize their potential in class and conquer the exam. 1) Read a good textbook. If your teacher is not… Continue reading

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How to Make Sure You Crush the U.S. History SAT Subject Test & AP Exam

1) Take the test when it makes sense to. If you’re taking U.S. history junior year, for example, take the SAT subject test and AP exam in U.S. history at the end of junior year—you’ll have the whole year’s worth of knowledge jammed into your head for your course final, so you can kill two… Continue reading

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Conquer the AP Chemistry Free Response Section

The free response section on the AP Chemistry exam can seem incredibly daunting. Especially because the 95-minute, six-multi-part free response accounts for half of your score! (The other half will come from a 90-minute, 75-question multiple choice section.) The Bad News: With short answer and essay, you can’t hide your lack of studying behind smart… Continue reading

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Breaking Down the AP Chemistry Test

Even if you are taking an Advanced Placement test in your best subject, the test itself can be challenging. These are not your normal high school tests! Because students can receive college credit for a passing score on an AP exam, these exams are going to test you at a college level and in a… Continue reading

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An Introduction to Advanced Placement Tests

Adjusting to the fast pace of Advanced Placement curriculum can quickly overwhelm even the strongest student. But, why exactly do AP classes and exams require so much work? Two reasons: 1) Advanced placement exams are hard, 2) Advanced placement exams are content-driven. Advanced placement exams are hard. The questions are challenging. They are testing you… Continue reading

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AP Courses: A Student’s Guide

Advanced Placement (AP) courses allow students to earn college credit while still in high school. Students who are eager to be pushed academically and prepare for college benefit the most from taking AP courses. But AP classes are not for everyone. They are rigorous and require many additional hours spent studying than do non-AP courses…. Continue reading

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