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Are AP exams multiple-choice, essay-based, or both?

Can anyone provide insight into how AP exams are structured? I'm trying to set up a study plan and I need to know if I should be focusing more on multiple-choice strategies or if I have to buckle down on essay writing.

8 months ago

The structure of AP exams typically includes both multiple-choice and free-response sections. The multiple-choice questions assess your understanding and ability to apply concepts, while the free-response sections, which can include essays, document-based questions, or problem-solving, evaluate your ability to articulate your thoughts and apply knowledge in a coherent manner. The balance between these two components varies by subject. For example, humanities exams like AP English Language have a significant focus on essay writing, while AP Calculus leans more heavily on problem-solving. To effectively plan your studies, I'd recommend reviewing the course description for each AP subject you're taking, which gives a clear breakdown of the exam format and can be found on the College Board website. This way, you can tailor your preparation to the specific demands of each exam.

8 months ago

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