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MAST Master-Tutor, Karen D. has come up with some tips for the AP Biology  exam. She is an experienced teacher with 10+ years, teaching AP Biology, Biology, and Forensic Science, so she knows the in's and out's of the AP Biology Exam. We hope these tips will help your understanding and preparation for the exam!

AP Biology Exam Tips

Posted by: Karen D. 
Date: May 9, 2018

General Preparation Tips:

1. AP Biology is focused on FOUR Big Ideas

2. Identify and use study methods (see below) that work best for you and devise a study plan.

AP Biology “Must Know” Topics:

While all material in the course is fair game for questions, below are topics to prioritize in your study plan:

Big Idea 1: The process of evolution drives diversity and unity of life

Big Idea 2: Biological systems utilize free energy and molecular building blocks to grow, to reproduce and to maintain dynamic homeostasis.

Big Idea 3: Living systems store, retrieve, transmit and respond to information essential to life processes.

Big Idea 4: Biological systems interact, and these systems and their interactions possess complex properties.

Study Tips:

1. Come up with a study plan

2. Review the 13 required College Board lab investigations

3. Review the 13 required College Board lab investigations

Exam Day Tips:

1. Go to bed early the night before.

2. Wake up early the day of and eat a good breakfast 

3. Remember your calculator, pen, pencil, good eraser, watch

4. Take a deep breath or two before you begin

5. Pace yourself!

6. Be an active reader.  As you READ questions on the exam:

Keep working hard! We are almost there :)

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Need help with AP Biology? Why not work with a tutor to help you succeed. 

Chris B. (Master Tutor)

Hong Kong University
Master of Education

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