About This Chapter
Who's it for?
This unit of our AP Psychology Homeschool course will benefit any student who is trying to learn about test strategy. There is no faster or easier way to learn about AP Psychology test strategy. Among those who would benefit are:
- Students who require an efficient, self-paced course of study to learn about the structure of the exam, including the types of questions, approaches to essays and strategies for completing each type of question.
- Homeschool parents looking to spend less time preparing lessons and more time teaching.
- Homeschool parents who need an AP psychology curriculum that appeals to multiple learning types (visual or auditory).
- Gifted students and students with learning differences.
How it works:
- Students watch a short, fun video lesson that covers a specific unit topic.
- Students and parents can refer to the video transcripts to reinforce learning.
- Short quizzes and the AP Psychology - Test Strategy unit exam confirm understanding or identify any topics that require review.
AP Psychology - Test Strategy Unit Objectives:
- Learn about the exam in general.
- Identify the multiple choice, free response and essay sections.
- Explain strategies for successful completion of each section.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- Emotion & Motivation: Homeschool Curriculum
- Childhood Development: Homeschool Curriculum
- Personality Development Theories: Homeschool Curriculum
- Social Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Abnormal Psychology: Homeschool Curriculum
- Treatment Methods for Disorders: Homeschool Curriculum