Okay, studying is never fun, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
Studying is particularly important for the AP test(s). I’ve gotten a 3 and two 5’s on my past tests, and I’m taking 4 more the year; so I think my study methods can help others.
I’m going to try and make specialized guides for each test I’ve taken so far / am taking this year, but this is a more generalized list of my study habits/tools.
-Actually learn the material the first time.
You can’t put it off and catch up a week later, it’ll just make you cry.
-Review your test and homework mistakes. It helps more than you think.
-Get a review book. Barron’s and 5 steps to a 5 are both good. Barron’s is my favorite, the sections are short and good for basic review and their are lots of review questions and explanations of the answers.
-Start studying more than a week before, especially if you have more than 1 test coming up.
General Tools / Most Subjects:
Basically a site full of outlines and bullet point notes for pretty much every AP subject. Its really helpful for reviewing.
30 day study and practice guides for each AP test, if you have the time/patience for it, it helps a lot, especially if you’re bad at sticking to your own schedules for studying.
Basically notecards of test questions and vocabulary words, more helpful for class tests than the AP test, as its textbook specific.
Crash Course is my number one study tool for the AP test, I have more patience for videos than extra reading, and its entertaining too. Pretty much every subject you need is here.
Science videos, more in depth on the math-ier concepts than other sites/videos. Step by step with explanations for the math in chemistry, physics and biology.