10 Ways to Survive AP Bio

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10 Ways to Survive AP Bio
  1. Preparing for the work
    1. Don't come in thinking that you can ace this class by just showing up, if you think that, in the end you won't be prepared for the final exam.
    2. Time Management
      1. Practice Time management and prioritizing by timing yourself. Go here to get a feel of AP Bio tests and time yourself.
        1. http://www.varsitytutors.com/ap_biology-biochemical-concepts-practice-test
      2. Remove distractions
        1. Learn to get away from your phone or any distractions. This will help get rid of procrastination habits. Try putting your phone away for an hour and focus on something else to get in the habit.
        2. Don't be intimidated
          1. Just because the workload is very heavy, don't give up, you can do this. Just focus on your work and prioritize.
          2. interacting
            1. Talk to other students if you don't understand something. Set up a Skype call or FaceTime them until you understand the topic.
            2. Organization
              1. Believe it or not, but when you have everything organized it will help you in the long run, i.e. learning, remembering, recalling information.
              2. Understanding material
                1. Don't be afraid to ask for help or do extra research to understand the materials.
                2. Learn HOW to study
                  1. Don't think that just looking over your notes will help you all that much. Find different ways to study that will help your retain the information. Find interest in the subject or make it interesting.
                  2. Believe in yourself
                    1. If your having a rough time in this class, thats a good thing. You shouldn't be able to come in and know everything. It will all work out in the end.
                    2. Learn how to take notes
                      1. There are multiple ways in which you can take notes in order for them to work for you. For example, Cornell style notes, highlighting, mind mapping or drawing them.
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