The A+ examination are pretty straightforward. There are plenty of resources on the web that explain the process in great detail, including video instruction. However, my husband made a good point when he said that the most important part of studying for the test was actually just reviewing. He was right.
You have to really pay attention and get lots of ideas. And then make sure that you put all of that information onto paper. If you don’t do this you will be easily distracted and won’t be able to concentrate. In particular, your mind will likely wander off and start thinking about other things unrelated to your work. That distraction could easily cause you to fail.
To make sure that you don’t forget what you need to study for the test in June, take some notes at home while you are watching TV. Or if you really want to go the whole hog and create your own digital recording, download a free audio recording of an MP3 file from the internet and make sure that you copy it onto a CD or memory stick. Then burn the audio CD into a blank disc, using the burner that came with your computer. And make sure that you turn on your computer and let the CD burns itself onto a blank disc before you play it back in your iPod.
The next step in your preparations is to start reading the multiple-choice portion of the exam. This can be done in several ways. One of the best ways is to get some textbooks out of the library and read them cover to cover. Another way is to buy some books at the book store and read those.
Another option would be to get an AP English course. If you can afford it, buy the entire series. If you cannot afford it, look for a book that covers the major topics. Make sure that you do not spend too much time studying for these tests. Get a good night’s sleep beforehand and you will be better prepared when test day comes.
The key to successfully preparing for the AP Exam is to get all the needed resources. Once you have gotten all the required materials, make sure to review the topics that you learned. You may need to go over the chapters a few times just to make sure that you understand the concept. Another good idea is to take a practice test and break up the night before. Just break up the night’s sleep and tackle one problem for an hour or so until the day finally arrives.
Getting prepared for the AP Exam can take a lot of work, but once you get through the questions you will know exactly what you are looking for and be ready to nail the exam. If you find yourself having a hard time getting through the questions, talk with a friend or counselor. Sometimes it’s just easier to ask someone who has already studied and done the same thing. Do not hesitate to ask an adult if you have any questions. They can help you answer your questions and let you know whether you will need any extra help to get through the test.