TutorFox’s tips on how to get a 5 on the AP Chemistry Exam
Getting a 5 on AP Chemistry exam is hard, but definitely not impossible. The first key to getting a high score is having a good teacher who can adequately prepare students for the exam. If you don’t have a good teacher, DO NOT PANIC. We are here to help! Here are a few tips to help you out. Never wait until the last minute to begin studying. We highly recommend taking a year of regular high school before enrolling into AP Chemistry. In addition, it is vital that students brush up their skills in mathematics, specifically second year algebra. We recommend studying the material in small chunks. Cramming is nearly impossible and not recommended. In order to master the material and maximize one’s score, one must do as much practice as one can. The CollegeBoard publishes free response questions yearly. We highly recommend you do each and every one of those AP Chemistry free response questions.
2007 Free-Response Questions (.pdf/331k)
2007 Form B Free-Response Questions (.pdf/332k)
2006 Free-Response Questions (.pdf/305k)
2006 Form B Free-Response Questions (.pdf/294k)
2005 Free-Response Questions (.pdf/318K)
2005 Form B Free-Response Questions (.pdf/380K)
2004 Free-Response Questions (.pdf/252K)
2004 Form B Free-Response Questions (.pdf/322K)
2003 Free-Response Questions (.pdf/239K)
2003 Form B Free-Response Questions (.pdf/341K)
2002 Free-Response Questions (.pdf/198K)
2002 Form B Free-Response Questions (.pdf/217K)
Unfortunately, the CollegeBoard only publishes free response questions, but doesn’t always publish the corresponding answers. High school teachers are also able to obtain a copy of the free response after the exam is administered. Some high school teachers have been teaching for many years and have exams dating back more than ten years. Multiple choice questions are usually recycled and reused for several years. They are normally published every five years.
Refer to http://www.gashalot.com/chem/dbhs.wvusd.k12.ca.us/ChemTeamIndex2.html
for exams dating back to 1961. Practice is key. The more one is able to practice, the better one will ultimately do.
TutorFox also recommends the TI-89 Titanium calculator.
TutorFox.com advises using the Chemistry text written by Steven Zumdahl, Susan A. Zumdahl. Zumdahl’s text introduces all topics covered on the test and is able to better explain more different chemistry concepts. Zumdahl’s text is also used at many universities across the nation.
TutorFox.com highly recommends using The Princeton Review’s Cracking the AP Chemistry Exam as a study aid. With two full practice tests, this book fully prepares one for the AP Chemistry exam.
Lastly, if you need additional help, TutorFox tutors can help you get a 5 on the AP Chemistry exam.