AP Study Guide Test on May 10, 2010. Outline of the AP Biology Exam: 100 multiple choice in 80 minutes= 60% of test 4 Free Response Essay Questions in.

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AP Study Guide Test on May 10, 2010

Outline of the AP Biology Exam: 100 multiple choice in 80 minutes= 60% of test 4 Free Response Essay Questions in 90 minutes (10 minutes reading time)= 40% of test

Essay Section Hints: -The 4 essay questions are graded equally. One question is on molecules and cells. One question is on genetics and evolution. Two questions are on organisms and populations. -One or more of the questions will be lab-based.

Write in essay form! There is room on the test for you to create an outline to guide your answer if you'd like but outlines are not graded. That being said, perfect essay writing is not expected. There aren't deductions for grammar or spelling mishaps (provided the spelling is close enough to determine the word you are trying to write).

Can I Use Diagrams? Diagrams are helpful! If you use a diagram, be sure to refer to it in your essay. -Points are not deducted from your essay score if you give an incorrect statement. (You just don't receive points for incorrect statements). But be careful not to contradict yourself.

LAB ESSAY QUESTIONS Lab Essay Questions will often present an experiment setup very similar to one of the AP labs you performed. In EVERY Lab Essay Question, you should discuss the following information even if the question does not specifically ask for it: (remember, you are never deducted for too much information, but keep it relevant):

State the hypothesis and identify it as such -State the control group -State the dependent and independent variable (s) -Identify other variables being held constant (i.e. amount of time, stirring, etc...typically there are two of these) -Identify what you are measuring (ex. pressure, change in mass) -State how and when data will be collected (ex. measure mass after 30 minutes) -State what calculation will be used (ex. avg 3 values for mass) -State how you will be confident in your results (ex. repeat trials) -State how you will share your results (ex. tables, graphs) -State what you expect to happen and why We will do practice AP Test Lab questions so that this will seem a breeze! Nevertheless, you should practice these in an AP exam practice book to prepare.