Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tools For Success

AP Student-
For homework tonight, post--as a comment on this blog--at least 5 tools/bits of knowledge that you deem necesarry for success on the Multiple Choice portion of the AP Exam.

Be VERY specific.


Rhymenoceros said...

Alright, heres Derek's list of tools for success.

1. A good understanding of what the writer is trying to say in his/her work. Unless it's in a foreign language, then give up.

2. The ability to think outside of your normal perimeter AKA "outside the box". This tool will help you get inside the author's head and see the writing from their point of view. This coincides with #1.

3. For the questions on the reading, you must be able to logical discard any nonsense answers. Logic is hard to come by, hopefully you have it already. Otherwise you're out of luck.

4. Nails. No success can be obtained without this vital tool.

5.Keep calm, and breathe. Don't let nerves over come you when you're answering the questions. The higher your confidence and self-esteem going into the test, the better chance you have on succeeding on the test. Take this from personal experience. I got a 5 on the AP U.S. History all due to my calm nerves.

Ashlie said...

A list of tools for success:

1. Quickly skim the questions before reading the passage to gain an understanding of what to be focusing on while you read the passage.

2. A quickly as you can read the passage, but make sure that you do not read so quickly that you have no clue as to what you just read.

3. Make sure that you know what all of the words mean in the passage and about the structure of grammer, if you do not prepare ahead, you will not know what the passage is about. You may understand the basic meaning, but you can not fully comprehend a passage unless you know all of the words.

4. Answer the questions you know first. You can always come back to the ones you do not know.

5. Go back a re-read the parts needed to figure out the answers to your unanswered questions.

(I did it Mr.Hughes I used the computer to do my homework online.)

Alexander said...

Cheese? What's with the cheese?

1. Read carefully. It doesn't matter how well you know the material; if you don't read the directions, you'll probably get the wrong answer.

2. Process of Elimination. If the question is solely about pickles and one of the choices mentions cheese, it's probably wrong.

3. Know the vocab. This is slightly important if you want to understand the question. Or the answers, for that matter.

4. Mentally answer each question before looking at the choices.

5. Answer the easiest questions first. You get the same number of points for questions about pickles and questions about cheese. So if you like cheese, answer the cheesiest questions. Then come back and pickle the tackles. I mean tackle the pickles. Are you tongue-tied yet?

Darcy said...

A list of tools for success.

1.Make sure you read ALL of the directions and the questions carefully before reading the passage so you have a general idea of what to look for.

2.If you do not understand a word in the passage, go back and reread that section. Sometimes you can get the meaning by the context of the rest of the sentance.

3.Eat breakfast. Your brain functions properly when fed protein.

4.Review past class work and tests. Most of the time it will magically reappear on an exam.

5.If Mr. Hughes says it twice, it's important. If he says it three times, memorize it, it will be in some form on the AP Exam

Leigh said...

1. Being able to comprehend the thing s you read is very helpful. So read a lot before the test.

2. Timed tests require fast reading. So practice this if you must but make sure you understand.

3. Process of Elimination. If you know for sure an answer is wrong then do not pick it as your answer, because it will probably be wrong.

4. Patience. Do not rush through the test. Pick a pace right for you and for the time allotted to that set of questions. Rushing cause you to not pay as much attention which could cause you to make stupid mistakes (Speaking from personal experience)

5. Do not cram. Do not study all in one day and do not stay up all night. If you stay up all night then you might not even wake up in time for the test. Study little by little because sleep in between helps put things in you long-term memory.

Chio-chan said...

Hey Teya here:

1.Get a good understading of what your reading. The grammer, ponit of the sentence, every detail.

2. Relax and take it slow. Don't get over stressed on it. Take a break and come back to it when you get too fustrated.

3.Prcoess of Elimination. If you know that the words don't make since, cross them out to make your choices easier.

4. Practice taking timed test. The more you practice the better you'll become.

5. Food. Breakfast is the key to success. Without it you won't stay focused as much.

Au voir! -^-^-

Hiphopopotamus said...

This is the new Derek account for...specific reasons.

Anyway, this Derek account agrees with the other Derek account (which is still active and far better).