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

AP Environmental Science Exam Tips

Posted by: Karen D. 
Date: May 10, 2018

General Preparation Tips:

1. The AP Environmental Science exam covers 7 topics

2. The AP Environmental Science exam consists of two equally timed (90 minute) sections

3. The MOST important tip ...

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

AP Environmental Science “Must Know” Topics:

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

Earth Systems and Resources (10-15%)

The Living World (10-15%)

Population (10-15%)

Land and Water Use (10-15%)

Energy Resources and Consumption (10-15%)

Pollution (25-30%)

Global Change (10-15%)

Study Tips:

1. Come up with a study plan

2. Choose the study methods that work for you:

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 pen, pencil, good eraser, watch

4. Take a deep breath or two before you begin

Multiple Choice Tips:

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

Free Response Tips:

1. You must write responses to 4 FRQ’s in 90 minutes.   

2. Quickly scan all 4 FRQ’s and decide the order that you’ll answer.  

3. You may think the math FRQ is the most difficult...

4. Now read your first-choice FRQ thoroughly

5. Write a response that answers all parts of the FRQ

6. Divide each FRQ clearly into its sub-topics

7. Make sure you:

Keep working hard! We are almost there :)

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