General Tips for Taking the AP Exam


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What is the main reason a student might take an Advanced Placement (AP) course?

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1. When packing for the test, it's important to know that a student can bring _____ to the AP Exam, but not _____.

2. If a student gets sleepy or overly nervous during the test, he or she should _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your comprehension of AP exam strategies and tips with this worksheet and quiz. You will have to know general concepts about the AP exam as well as what items will assist you on the test and what items will not be allowed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these assessments, students will be asked about:

  • Differences in AP exams
  • What to bring to the exam
  • Items to leave at home
  • How to handle nerves
  • What AP stands for

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet give you the chance to apply the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on AP Exam Strategies and Tips
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding test-taking strategies
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what to do during the exam and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about what to expect when you take an AP test, you can watch the related video lesson called General Tips for Taking the AP Exam. You'll find out about:

  • Supplies that can help you on test day
  • Things not to bring to the test
  • Understanding structure and scoring
  • Memorizing instructions
  • Keeping things simple