These are tidbits of important information and some common student errors that many students make on the AP Environmental Science exam.
Make sure you are studying your notes, textbook and/or a review book. Some favorite review books are:
A Cartoon Guide to the Environment and ASAP and Five Steps to a Five. But many others are good as well (Barrons, and ones by textbook publishers).
Know how to answer FRQ prompt using these terms. Continue reading “Tips and hints for the AP® Environmental Science exam”
These are some basic guidelines for writing FRQs. For help with math, read “
What students need to know about the math for the AP Environmental Science Exam” Basic FRQ information for the APES exam
Always write in complete sentences. Don’t write more than the question asks for. If the FRQ asks for two examples, only the first two examples that you write are graded. If you write more, the graders will read them to check for contradictions, but you will not earn points. Contradictions will take away points. Introductory sentences or re-stating the question is not necessary. No points removed, but it can take precious time. Label each section: a. b. ci……. For a document question (#1), you DO NOT need to quote the document. Read it to get ideas, but pull specific information or examples out of your brain. Write an economic term ($ or jobs) for an economic question Continue reading “FRQ tips for the AP®Environmental Science Exam”
This is the basic information you need about APES math on the AP® Exam.
Read this post for some practice problems.
No Calculators. Big bummer, I know, but its the way it is. You may have heard that this is changing for 2020….it is, but for this year, NO calculators. Pre-Algebraic Word Problems. Many students struggle with setting up the problem. The actual math is not that hard, but setting it up is challenging for many. Practice this with problems your teacher assigns you or with review books. Usually 8-10 Multiple Choice Questions. There are 100 multiple choice questions and 8-10 are usually math related. The Rule of 70 is a favorite for 1 or 2 of the problems. You DO NOT need to show work for MC questions. One FRQ is Half Math. You have four FRQs in 90 minutes. Question #2 will have math quesitons for half the FRQ. Over the years, the math has gotten easier on the FRQ, but this has not increased the national pass rate. To practice, go to the College Board’s website and print out some FRQ #2s from previous years. Then, go to this playlist on Youtube to help solve the problems.
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