The AP Exam


Basic information
The AP exam is two-hours long. It includes a 70-minute multiple-choice section and a 50-minute free-response section. In scoring the exam, the multiple-choice section counts for two-thirds of your grade; the free-response section counts for one-third.

Studying for the AP Exam
In order to study for the AP Exam, you should review your notes as well as your textbook. If you need to, make flash cards. Additionally, many Review Books are availible in order to better prepare you for the test. However, you should still mostly rely on your textbook rather than on a mere summary of the concepts. Review books are absolutely NOT necessary for you to do well on the AP Exam! Do not feel under any obligation to go out and buy one.
There are also some concepts on the Exam that are not in your textbook, so you should review outside sources as well.


Based on past exams the test will be
2-4%
history
6-8%
methods and approaches
8-10%
biological bases of behavior
7-9%
sensationand perception
2-4%
states of consciousness
7-9%
learning
8-10%
cognition
7-9%
motivation and emotion
7-9%
developmental psychology
6-8%
personality
5-7%
testing and individual differences
7-9%
abnormal psychology
5-7%
treatment of psychological disorders
7-9%
social psychology




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