A Student's Guide to AP Exam Prep

The goal of this video is to help you understand how to best use Shmoop to improve your AP test scores, have a better life, and conquer the world!

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you understand how tow best you schmuck to improve your

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ap test scores have a better life conquer the world

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and someday become president or uh actually not it's a

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bad gig really For starters you should have gotten logging

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instructions from your teacher if not there's nothing that a

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little gentle prodding can't accomplish Once you've got your logging

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in faux log in here then click on the ap

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that you're taking this video will cover ap biology is

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an example but all the ap tests are laid out

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in the same way and we do have everything Just

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check out this list Even santa is jealous first screen

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you'll see is the test dashboard the dashboards accessible at

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any time you know just like taco bell This screen

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is your home base for all things exam related from

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here you can take the diagnostic exam This will populate

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The dashboard with suggestions of areas to work on if

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you'd like to review some random topic well click on

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the review topics tab here you'll read about the topic

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and take related drills Little hammer things home are you

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for mixing our tool metaphors there our drills or challenging

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and give you constructive feedback like a good coach or

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boss There are helpful videos attached to most of our

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ap drills and we're adding mohr everyday Each drill reviews

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the skills learned in a chapter I want to see

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all your drills at once Well click the drills tab

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at the top of your test prep and yeah that's

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a lot of drills As for strategy you can start

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with the diagnostic and then cruise on over to the

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overview tab Knowing exactly how the test is structured is

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justus important is knowing what's on it on test day

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in this area is where you'll be able to see

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the test breakdown strategy section and list of topics Well

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once you've reviewed and drilled and reviewed some more you

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should be ready and itching to take a practice exam

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Rest assured the exams were timed so you'll be able

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to get a feel for the actual test environment before

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you take the real deal shmoop provides multiple full length

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practice exams and i'll help you out on the essay

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and short response sections in addition to the multiple choice

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stuff for essay in short response will show a sample

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question followed by an example of an ideal response They'll

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notice that you're racking up shmoop points and as you

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climb the leaderboard you can compare yourself to other shmoop

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ear's in the same exam prep experience as well The

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individual dashboard will change as you go along updating to

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suggest areas you may want to spend a little more

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time on and you khun dive into your skills reports

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to see how you're doing for each topic within the

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exam So like if you need help in the effects

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of home e o stasis disruptions skill you khun deep

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dive into the review topic and take some drills until

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it all makes sense Let's take a look at one

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test section as you go you'll have this handy dandy

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shmoop widget following you along it's kind of like a

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kindly loving stalker Well this widget keeps track of the

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time in minutes and measures questions it's like siri without

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the condescending tone and superiority complex way no you siri

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When you're finished you can save your work see results

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and check the answer explanations for any questions There's also

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a projected score No magic number here but this is

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our best projection for how you're raw score would convert

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into a final ap score that's given from one to

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five All right that's about it If you ever have

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questions or comments email us at supported shmoop Dot com 00:03:39.383 --> [endTime] Catch you on the shmoop side Oh wait