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					AP Psychology Review
     2011-2012
Success on the AP Psychology Exam
   Knowledge
     Need to know the material of a typical Introduction
      to Psychology course at the college level.
     Typical college course meets for 15 weeks, 3 times
      a week for 45 class hours.
Success on the AP Psychology Exam
   Understanding of the AP Psychology Test
     Knowing the basic elements of the AP Psychology
      test including:
       Number of questions in the total test

       Number of questions from each individual unit

       Types of questions possible

       How the questions are arranged?

       How is the test scored?

       Penalty for guessing
Success on the AP Psychology Exam
   Motivation
     Drive to do well on the test
     Reasons for a 5


   Time/Work
     Willingness to put in the time and effort needed to succeed


   Confidence
     Feeling you are prepared and have the skills needed to pass
      the test.
Success on the AP Psychology Exam
 Knowledge


Understanding
  of the Test


 Motivation


 Time/Effort


 Confidence



   Result
                Success on the AP Psychology Exam
     Knowledge


    Understanding


X
      of the Test

X
     Motivation
X




     Time/Effort
X




     Confidence



       Result
                    Success on the AP Psychology Exam
             Knowledge


            Understanding


X
              of the Test

X
             Motivation
X




             Time/Effort
X




             Confidence



               Result
Confusion
                            Success on the AP Psychology Exam
X
                 Knowledge


                Understanding


    X
                  of the Test


X
    X
X                Motivation
    X




                 Time/Effort
X
    X




                 Confidence



                   Result
    Confusion
                                Success on the AP Psychology Exam
X
                            Knowledge


                           Understanding


               X
                             of the Test


X
               X
X                           Motivation
               X




                            Time/Effort
X
               X




                            Confidence



                              Result
               Confusion
                                           Success on the AP Psychology Exam




Inefficiency
X
    X
                                Knowledge


                               Understanding




X
                   X
                                 of the Test


    X
                   X
                                Motivation
X
    X
                   X




                                Time/Effort
X
    X
                   X




                                Confidence



                                  Result
                   Confusion
                                               Success on the AP Psychology Exam




    Inefficiency
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
  X              X            X                          X
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
  X              X            X                          X            No Attempt
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
  X              X            X                          X            No Attempt
  X              X            X            X
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
  X              X            X                          X            No Attempt
  X              X            X            X                             Panic
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
  X              X            X                          X            No Attempt
  X              X            X            X                             Panic
  X              X            X            X             X
Success on the AP Psychology Exam


              Understanding




                                           Time/Effort


                                                         Confidence
  Knowledge




                              Motivation
                of the Test




                                                                           Result
                 X            X            X             X            Confusion
  X                           X            X             X            Inefficiency
  X              X                         X             X             Half an
                                                                       Attempt
  X              X            X                          X            No Attempt
  X              X            X            X                             Panic
  X              X            X            X             X              Success
Test Taking Strategies
General Tips for Test Taking
Multiple Choice Section
Free Response
 Questions
General Tips for Test Taking
 Know the structure of the test
   Multiple Choice Section - 100 questions
    A-E
    Column format

    Questions taken
     from every unit
     on a percentage
     basis
AP Psychology Exam Structure
Methods, Approaches and History        2-4%
Research Methods                       6-8%
Biological Bases of Behavior           8-10%
Sensation and Perception               7-9%
States of Consciousness                2-4%
Learning                               7-9%
Cognition                              8-10%
Motivation and Emotion                 7-9%
Developmental Psychology               7-9%
Personality                            6-8%
Testing and Individual Differences     5-7%
Abnormal Psychology                    7-9%
Treatment of Psychological Disorders   5-7%
Social Psychology                      7-9%
AP Psychology Exam Structure
Methods, Approaches & History/Research   8-12%
Biological Bases of Behavior             8-10%
Cognition                                8-10%
Abnormal Psychology                      7-9%
Developmental Psychology                 7-9%
Learning                                 7-9%
Motivation and Emotion                   7-9%
Sensation and Perception                 7-9%
Social Psychology                        7-9%
Personality                              6-8%
Treatment of Psychological Disorders     5-7%
Testing & Individual Differences         5-7%
States of Consciousness                  2-4%
General Tips for Test Taking
 Know the structure of the test
   Free Response Section - 2 questions
    No choice
    Multiple parts
 Free Response Question 2009 #1
1. Dimitri and Linda are trying to learn a new routine to
  compete successfully in a dance competition. Give an
  example of how each of the following could affect their
  performance. Definitions without application do not
  score.
      • Extrinsic motivation
      • Punishment
      • Proactive interference
      • Endorphins
      • Vestibular system
      • Divergent thinking
      • Introversion
  Free Response Question 2009 #2
2. James is in a driver’s education course preparing to take his driving
   test. The course includes both book work and driving on the road to
   prepare students for a written test and a road test.
   (a) Describe how each of the following might influence his ability to
   drive a car during the road test. Definitions without application do not
   score.
         • Cognitive map
         • Cerebellum
         • Observational learning
         • Human factors
   (b) Describe how each of the following are related to the results of the
   written test. Definitions without application do not score.
         • Reticular formation
         • Predictive validity
         • Semantic memory
General Tips for Test Taking
 Make good use of your time and be aware of
  time restraints
    Multiple Choice - 70 minutes (100 questions)
    Free Response - 50 minutes (2 questions)
 Bring a watch to the test
 Directions on exam
  (see next slide)
General Tips for Test Taking
 Make good use of your time and know your time
  restraints
 Use your time effectively, working as quickly as
  you can without losing accuracy. Do not spend
  too much time on any one question. Go on to
  other questions and come back to the ones you
  have not answered if you have time. It is not
  expected that everyone will know the answers to
  all of the multiple-choice questions.
General Tips for Test Taking
 Read the directions carefully
   “Mark the one best answer”
   “Mark all correct answers”
   AP Psychology test says:
 “Each of the questions or
 incomplete statements below is
 followed by five suggested answers or
 completions. Select the one that is best in each
 case and then fill in the corresponding oval on
 the answer sheet.”
  General Tips for Test Taking
 Know how the test is
 graded
   Multiple Choice
      2/3 of overall grade
    100 Points
   Free Response
      1/3 of overall grade
    50 Points
   150 Total Points
General Tips for Test Taking
 Is there a penalty for guessing?
   1.25 points off for each incorrect answer
   1 point off if the question is left blank


   No
longer!!!
    General Tips for Test Taking
Section I: Multiple Choice

[   _____     -    _____ ] X 1.000 =         __________
Number Possible   Number Wrong/Blank      Multiple-Choice Score
                                          (If less than zero, enter zero)



Notes: If any questions are thrown out the 1.0 will change to
 reflect that change.
 1999 – two questions 1.0204
 2007 – one question 1.0101
General Tips for Test Taking
Section II: Free Response (Assumes an 8 point and a
  10 point question)

(3.1250 X _______) + (2.500 X ________ ) =   _____
        Question 1          Question 2    Free Response
        (Out of 8)          (Out of 10)        Score




Note: The numbers will change dependent on how many
 points each question in a given year is worth.
General Tips for Test Taking
Section III: Composite Score



 ______________ + ___________ = _______________
  Multiple Choice Free Response Composite Score
       Score         Score

Section IV: Final Score
    General Tips for Test Taking
Section I: Multiple Choice

[    100
    _____     -    32
                  _____ ] X 1.000 =          68
                                           __________
Number Possible   Number Wrong/Blank     Multiple-Choice Score



Notes: If any questions are thrown out the 1.0 will change to
 reflect that change.
General Tips for Test Taking
Section III: Composite Score


     68.00
 ______________ + ___________ = _______________
  Multiple Choice Free Response Composite Score
       Score         Score

Section IV: Final Score
General Tips for Test Taking
Section II: Free Response (Assumes two 8 point and
  8 point question)
            18.75                  15
            6
(3.1250 X _______) +               6
                       (2.500 X ________ )   =   33.75
                                                 _____
        Question 1            Question 2     Free Response
        (Out of 8)            (Out of 10)         Score




Note: The numbers will change dependent on how many
 points each question in a given year is worth.
General Tips for Test Taking
Section III: Composite Score
    68.00           33.75              101.75
 ______________ + ___________ =       _______________
  Multiple Choice Free Response Composite Score
       Score           Score
Section IV: Final Score (20o4 exam)
      AP Grade    Composite Score Range
      5                  103 - 150
      4                   84 - 102
      3                   65 - 83
      2                   45 - 64
      1                    0 - 44
General Tips for Test Taking
 Don’t waste time with extremely difficult
  questions
 Don't waste time pondering difficult-to-
  answer questions excessively. If you have no
  idea at all, just guess (if there is no penalty
  for doing so) and go on. If you need to
  devote a good deal of time to the question,
  skip it and mark it so you can return to it
  later if time permits.
General Tips for Test Taking
 Are charts, graphs, drawings, etc.
  on the test?
 Are there names on the test?
General Tips for Test Taking
 Keep to the level of the test
 Adopt the appropriate level of sophistication
  for the test. Don't read things into
  questions. Sometimes students make things
  more complex that they were intended to be.
  Often, simple-looking questions are just
  what they appear to be.
 AP Psychology test goes from
  easiest questions to hardest
  questions.
 General Tips for Test Taking
 Ask questions if you can
 Unless it is explicitly forbidden, don't
  hesitate to ask the examiner to clarify a
  question when necessary. Many examiners
  will graciously provide a great deal of useful
  information.
 AP Psychology test
  cannot ask any
  questions.
General Tips for Test Taking
 If possible, review your answers
 If you complete all of the questions and still
 have some time remaining, review the test.
 Make sure that you have recorded your
 answers correctly, especially when using a
 scanner sheet. If you were unsure of some
 answers, go back and reconsider them.

				
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