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1 AP Psychology Review

2 Success on the AP Psychology Exam Knowledge Need to know the material of a typical Introduction to Psychology course at the college level. Typical college course meets for 15 weeks, 3 times a week for 45 class hours.

3 Success on the AP Psychology Exam Understanding of the AP Psychology Test Knowing the basic elements of the AP Psychology test including: Number of questions in the total test Number of questions from each individual unit Types of questions possible How the questions are arranged? How is the test scored? Penalty for guessing

4 Success on the AP Psychology Exam Motivation Drive to do well on the test Reasons for a 5 Time/Work Willingness to put in the time and effort needed to succeed Confidence Feeling you are prepared and have the skills needed to pass the test.

5 Success on the AP Psychology Exam

6 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result Success on the AP Psychology Exam

7 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXX Success on the AP Psychology Exam

8 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion Success on the AP Psychology Exam

9 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXX Success on the AP Psychology Exam

10 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency Success on the AP Psychology Exam

11 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXX Success on the AP Psychology Exam

12 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt Success on the AP Psychology Exam

13 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt XXXX Success on the AP Psychology Exam

14 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt XXXXNo Attempt Success on the AP Psychology Exam

15 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt XXXXNo Attempt XXXX Success on the AP Psychology Exam

16 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt XXXXNo Attempt XXXXPanic Success on the AP Psychology Exam

17 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt XXXXNo Attempt XXXXPanic XXXXX Success on the AP Psychology Exam

18 Knowledge Understanding of the Test Motivation Time/Effort Confidence Result XXXXConfusion XXXXInefficiency XXXXHalf an Attempt XXXXNo Attempt XXXXPanic XXXXXSuccess Success on the AP Psychology Exam

19 Test Taking Strategies General Tips for Test Taking Multiple Choice Section Free Response Questions

20 General Tips for Test Taking Know the structure of the test Multiple Choice Section questions A-E Column format Questions taken from every unit on a percentage basis

21 AP Psychology Exam Structure Methods, Approaches and History2-4% Research Methods6-8% Biological Bases of Behavior8-10% Sensation and Perception7-9% States of Consciousness2-4% Learning7-9% Cognition8-10% Motivation and Emotion7-9% Developmental Psychology7-9% Personality6-8% Testing and Individual Differences5-7% Abnormal Psychology7-9% Treatment of Psychological Disorders5-7% Social Psychology7-9%

22 AP Psychology Exam Structure Methods, Approaches & History/Research 8-12% Biological Bases of Behavior8-10% Cognition8-10% Abnormal Psychology7-9% Developmental Psychology7-9% Learning7-9% Motivation and Emotion7-9% Sensation and Perception7-9% Social Psychology7-9% Personality6-8% Treatment of Psychological Disorders5-7% Testing & Individual Differences5-7% States of Consciousness2-4%

23 General Tips for Test Taking Know the structure of the test Free Response Section - 2 questions No choice Multiple parts

24 Free Response Question 2009 #1 1. Dimitri and Linda are trying to learn a new routine to compete successfully in a dance competition. Give an example of how each of the following could affect their performance. Definitions without application do not score. Extrinsic motivation Punishment Proactive interference Endorphins Vestibular system Divergent thinking Introversion

25 Free Response Question 2009 #2 2. James is in a driver’s education course preparing to take his driving test. The course includes both book work and driving on the road to prepare students for a written test and a road test. (a) Describe how each of the following might influence his ability to drive a car during the road test. Definitions without application do not score. Cognitive map Cerebellum Observational learning Human factors (b) Describe how each of the following are related to the results of the written test. Definitions without application do not score. Reticular formation Predictive validity Semantic memory

26 General Tips for Test Taking Make good use of your time and be aware of time restraints Multiple Choice - 70 minutes (100 questions) Free Response - 50 minutes (2 questions) Bring a watch to the test Directions on exam (see next slide)

27 General Tips for Test Taking Make good use of your time and know your time restraints Use your time effectively, working as quickly as you can without losing accuracy. Do not spend too much time on any one question. Go on to other questions and come back to the ones you have not answered if you have time. It is not expected that everyone will know the answers to all of the multiple-choice questions.

28 General Tips for Test Taking Read the directions carefully “Mark the one best answer” “Mark all correct answers” AP Psychology test says: “Each of the questions or incomplete statements below is followed by five suggested answers or completions. Select the one that is best in each case and then fill in the corresponding oval on the answer sheet.”

29 General Tips for Test Taking Know how the test is graded Multiple Choice 2/3 of overall grade 100 Points Free Response 1/3 of overall grade 50 Points 150 Total Points

30 General Tips for Test Taking Is there a penalty for guessing? 1.25 points off for each incorrect answer 1 point off if the question is left blank No longer!!!

31 General Tips for Test Taking Section I: Multiple Choice [ _____ - _____ ] X = __________ Number Possible Number Wrong/Blank Multiple-Choice Score (If less than zero, enter zero) Notes: If any questions are thrown out the 1.0 will change to reflect that change – two questions – one question

32 General Tips for Test Taking Section II: Free Response (Assumes an 8 point and a 10 point question) ( X _______) + (2.500 X ________ ) = _____ Question 1 Question 2 Free Response (Out of 8) (Out of 10) Score Note: The numbers will change dependent on how many points each question in a given year is worth.

33 General Tips for Test Taking Section III: Composite Score ______________ + ___________ = _______________ Multiple Choice Free Response Composite Score Score Score Section IV: Final Score

34 General Tips for Test Taking Section I: Multiple Choice [ _____ - _____ ] X = __________ Number Possible Number Wrong/Blank Multiple-Choice Score Notes: If any questions are thrown out the 1.0 will change to reflect that change

35 General Tips for Test Taking Section III: Composite Score ______________ + ___________ = _______________ Multiple Choice Free Response Composite Score Score Score Section IV: Final Score 68.00

36 General Tips for Test Taking Section II: Free Response (Assumes two 8 point and 8 point question) ( X _______) + (2.500 X ________ ) = _____ Question 1 Question 2 Free Response (Out of 8) (Out of 10) Score Note: The numbers will change dependent on how many points each question in a given year is worth

37 General Tips for Test Taking Section III: Composite Score ______________ + ___________ = _______________ Multiple Choice Free Response Composite Score Score Score Section IV: Final Score (20o4 exam) AP GradeComposite Score Range

38 General Tips for Test Taking Don’t waste time with extremely difficult questions Don't waste time pondering difficult-to- answer questions excessively. If you have no idea at all, just guess (if there is no penalty for doing so) and go on. If you need to devote a good deal of time to the question, skip it and mark it so you can return to it later if time permits.

39 General Tips for Test Taking Are charts, graphs, drawings, etc. on the test? Are there names on the test?

40 General Tips for Test Taking Keep to the level of the test Adopt the appropriate level of sophistication for the test. Don't read things into questions. Sometimes students make things more complex that they were intended to be. Often, simple-looking questions are just what they appear to be. AP Psychology test goes from easiest questions to hardest questions.

41 General Tips for Test Taking Ask questions if you can Unless it is explicitly forbidden, don't hesitate to ask the examiner to clarify a question when necessary. Many examiners will graciously provide a great deal of useful information. AP Psychology test cannot ask any questions.

42 General Tips for Test Taking If possible, review your answers If you complete all of the questions and still have some time remaining, review the test. Make sure that you have recorded your answers correctly, especially when using a scanner sheet. If you were unsure of some answers, go back and reconsider them.


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