AP Psychology Exam Guide

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In high school, students have the opportunity to take the AP Psychology exam which can help them earn college credit and focus on getting a psychology degree. But before the test, it’s a good idea to learn more about the exam and glean some simple study tips to help you feel more comfortable with the whole thing.

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AP Psychology Exam Guide

  1. 1. www.helpingpsychology.com AP Psychology Exam Guide
  2. 2. www.helpingpsychology.com In high school, students have the opportunity to take the  AP Psychology exam which can help them earn college credit and focus on getting a psychology degree. But before the test, it’s a good idea to learn more about the exam and glean some simple study tips to help you feel more comfortable with the whole thing.
  3. 3. www.helpingpsychology.com It can be difficult to understand many segments of the AP psychology exam, so to simplify, here it is broken down into sections:
  4. 4. www.helpingpsychology.com The AP psychology exam is an advance placement exam. If passed,  it will allow you to skip some introductory classes once you reach college level. You will also receive college credit. There are many facets to this process, including:
  5. 5. www.helpingpsychology.com <ul><li>You should generally sign up for an AP psychology course </li></ul><ul><li>in order to be able to take the AP psychology exam. </li></ul><ul><li>The exam will be taken upon completion of the course, but </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes you are able to sign-up for the AP psychology exam </li></ul><ul><li>without taking the course. </li></ul>It helps to be prepared for an exam if you actually know what to expect.
  6. 6. www.helpingpsychology.com <ul><li>If you are interested in taking an AP psychology course, but </li></ul><ul><li>you are unable to sign-up at your school, do not forget to look </li></ul><ul><li>online. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many AP classes that can be taken online and will </li></ul><ul><li>help prepare you just as well for the AP psychology exam. </li></ul>
  7. 7. www.helpingpsychology.com <ul><li>The AP psychology exam consists of both multiple choice and </li></ul><ul><li>free-response answers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a timed exam with a specific time allotment. </li></ul><ul><li>The two-hour exam includes a 70-minute multiple-choice section </li></ul><ul><li>and a 50-minute free-response section. </li></ul>
  8. 8. www.helpingpsychology.com The multiple-choice section counts for two-thirds of your grade; the free-response section counts for one-third.
  9. 9. www.helpingpsychology.com If you study the basics for the introductory psychology college level course you should be prepared. Scores range from 1 - 5, with 5 being the highest score. You will need to earn at least a score of 3 on your AP psychology exam in order to qualify for college credit.
  10. 10. www.helpingpsychology.com Passing an AP course and exam can be difficult. There are many  study guides available online  that will help get you prepared for the test. But, if you pass, the rewards outweigh the hard work and can help you on your way to getting a psychology degree.
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