“Study to Pass” is the motto for many high school students and many college’s chemistry department is asking them to use this strategy as well. “This book was written by AP Chemistry teacher, Frank Odom, who has been a chemistry teacher at Lassen Junior College in California since 1984.” I found it interesting that he stated in the back of the book that it was a guide for those preparing for the AP test.
Students often get confused about what is an A or B grade. Frank had some comments that should be read carefully before all the other “A” information. According to him, the grades are determined by grade point average.
When preparing for AP tests, it is important to have an understanding of why grades are given, because they can make a big difference on your career. Grades are based on your grade point average.
When students study their subject matter for the AP Chemistry Exam, they are testing their ability to apply the scientific method in solving problems. This is a critical part of the test, as it is considered one of the areas that you will be evaluated on.
Students can use the review to study for the test. They can also use it as a supplement to their syllabus.
For science students, it was great to see all the information that they can use. It is nice to know that the test materials are available in one place.
While it’s nice to be able to go back and review topics that you may have forgotten, we found that it is easier to answer multiple choice questions without having to read through the entire textbook. Many of us took this exam with AP classes just several years ago, and it is nice to see some additional material included in the review.
It’s easy to think that the AP test is more difficult than other types of exams, but the review makes it clear that the test has been designed to be easier. For chemistry students, it gives some information to help them decide if they want to take the test again.
If students choose to study for the test, they can’t expect to be knowledgeable enough on every topic to pass. They need to read and learn from the review to prepare for the test.
In order to get a better grade, the teachers in the AP department recommend a score of 75 percent or higher. We suggest that any student that wants to take the test, especially students that do not feel that they have a strong grasp of the topic, take the review.
Although it was hard to follow the directions, the AP study guide definitely helped out the students that were struggling with the test. It was also nice to have some extra material to use for a supplemental test.