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Ch 16: AP Psychology: Test Strategy

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Watch online psychology video lessons to learn strategies for answering the AP exam's multiple choice and free response questions. These lessons are just a portion of Study.com's AP Psychology Test Strategy course.

AP Psychology: Test Strategy - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

If you're getting ready to take the AP Psychology Exam, let us help transform your hard work in the classroom into college credit you can apply towards a degree. Instructors give you a general overview of the test before explaining how your responses will be scored. You can also learn test-taking strategies applicable not only to questions appearing on the AP exam, but also to these types of test questions in general. Lessons in this chapter are designed to teach you the following:

  • AP test structure and scoring
  • Tactics for responding to multiple choice questions
  • Approaches for answering free response questions

Video Objectives
What is an AP Exam? Learn what AP exams are and who should take them. Find out how to determine whether the school you plan on attending will accept AP credits.
Overview of the AP Psychology Exam Examine the structure of the exam. Understand how much time is allotted to complete each section, and find out how scores are calculated.
The Multiple Choice Section of the AP Psychology Exam Survey topics covered by the exam's multiple choice questions. Get tips for approaching this test section.
The Free Response Section of the AP Psychology Exam Review instructions for completing the exam's free response questions. Examine some of the guidelines used to score your responses.
General Tips for Taking the AP Exam Learn how to prepare for exam day and successfully manage your time while taking the test.
Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions Survey strategies for answering multiple choice questions, such as eliminating wrong answers and revisiting tough questions after you've completed the rest of the test section.
Strategy for Free Response Questions Explore tips for organizing, writing and editing responses to essay prompts in the time allotted.
Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions Examine some of the common mistakes test writers make when creating multiple choice questions. Learn how you can use this knowledge to your advantage.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: AP Psychology: Test Strategy
What Is an AP Exam?

1. What Is an AP Exam?

Many students take Advanced Placement exams to save time and money when they get to college. But what, exactly are AP exams, and what should students know about them? Watch this lesson for an overview of AP exams.

Overview of the AP Psychology Exam

2. Overview of the AP Psychology Exam

Many students take the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam to save time and money when they get to college. Watch this lesson to find out more about the AP psych exam, including topics covered, the different sections, and scoring of the exam.

The Multiple Choice Section of the AP Psychology Exam

3. The Multiple Choice Section of the AP Psychology Exam

Preparing to take the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam? In this lesson, we'll explore the Multiple Choice section of the AP Psychology Exam, including how to save time, how to find the best answer choice, and how it's scored.

The Free Response Section of the AP Psychology Exam

4. The Free Response Section of the AP Psychology Exam

One of the two sections on the AP psychology exam is the free-response section, which includes essays. In this lesson, we'll examine the free-response section of the exam closer, including the instructions, types of questions, timing, and scoring.

General Tips for Taking the AP Exam

5. General Tips for Taking the AP Exam

Advanced Placement exams can save students time and money by granting them college credit through taking an exam. This lesson will give general tips for AP exams, including what to bring, what not to bring, and tactics for taking the exam.

Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions

6. Strategy for Multiple Choice Questions

When taking a multiple-choice test, the most important thing is to know the content covered on the exam. But beyond that, there are certain things you can do to increase your chances of passing. Watch this lesson for strategies for multiple-choice tests.

How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

7. How to Write a Great Essay Quickly

Many tests will require you to write a timed essay. You may feel panicked at the idea of having to produce a high-quality essay under a tight time constraint. But you can relax: this video shows you four basic steps to follow so that you can write a great essay quickly.

Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions

8. Common Flaws on Multiple Choice Questions

When writing multiple choice questions, some educators make mistakes that can actually benefit the test-taker. Watch this lesson to find out about some common flaws that show up on multiple choice tests and how they can help you do well.

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