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Ch 16: AP Psychology: Test Strategy Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Test Strategy chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach methods of taking AP exams in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Test Strategy chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday Information on the AP exams What they is, who should take them, making sure a college will accept these test scores
TuesdayBasics of the AP Psychology exam Number of sections, time allotted, number and types of questions
WednesdayThe multiple choice section
The free response section
Topics covered, strategies
Instructions, scoring, advice on answering
Thursday General tips
Strategies for taking multiple-choice exams
Tips for taking an AP exam
Specific advice on multiple-choice tests, including how to tackle tough questions
FridayWriting a Good Essay Quickly
Flaws with Multiple-Choice Questions
How to write well under time constraints
Dealing with questions that are ambiguous

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: AP Psychology: Test Strategy Lesson Plans
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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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