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updated for 2013

Can't tell mitosis from meiosis? A chromosome from a chromatid? A gamete from gametophyte?

Shmoop's guide to AP Biology has all of the answers you need in one convenient package...just like bacteriophage DNA.

Why Take AP Biology?

Test-Taking Tips

Specifically designed for mastering the AP Biology exam. Learn why multi-part free response questions are easier than they sound, why reading Punnett squares isn't so different from playing four square, and what exactly it is about photosynthesis that turns plants into lovesick sun groupies.

Five Full-Length Practice Exams


Get ready for the big day by taking five complete practice exams to get you nice and cozy with the format. You will have 90 minutes to complete the multiple-choice questions, and 90 minutes for the free response questions. The first 10 minutes of the free response section is a mandatory reading period, to give you time to look over the questions and start brainstorming your responses.

Practice Drills

This is the first year of the new AP Biology curriculum and exam. So, we can't tell you what students are saying about it, because it hasn't been taken by anyone yet. What we CAN tell you is what students have said in the past about the test and what they'd do differently if they had the chance to take it again. And all of them will agree on one thing - you can't go wrong with our practice drills.

Extreme Topic Review

The AP Biology exam is designed to encompass all the information you would learn in a two-semester introductory biology college course. That's Biology to the 1-0-1. The College Board also wants you to be familiar with at least eight classroom laboratory experiments that you would likely encounter in college. Don't worry, we have you covered.

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