To prepare for the AP Bio exam this May, I studied using Crash Course videos made by the Green brothers. These were very helpful to me and gave me a quick recap of subjects, such as cellular respiration, I needed a refresher on. With guidance from our in-class graphic organizers, I narrowed down which areas I needed to study must and looked over in class notes and revisited those crash course videos. To wrap up my studies I found a quizlet to help me review some vocab terms!
The day of the exam I woke up with some time to spare after a good nights rest. I picked up some Starbucks on the way for a boost of energy and some breakfast and I felt prepared for the exam. Starting with the multiple choice I felt like time was going by pretty quick but I was in a rhythm and on a roll! However, towards the end, I was short on time and the questions kept getting harder and harder. Unfortunately, I was not able to finish the grid in questions. With a quick break and a banana muffin as a boost, I was ready to wrap up the exam and power through the short answer questions. Boy did I mess those up. I spent way too much time brainstorming JUST the first question and devoted all my time to that leaving little time for the other 5 questions. I finished the first 3 questions because they are worth the most points and finished all but two of the other questions. However, I was able to write at least something down for every question and I am proud of that. Unfortunately, I cannot say that my work these past two semesters was represented in that test. However, I believe that one test on an early morning, summarizing 2 semesters worth of information, carries less weight than my effort and tests from the entire year. I am proud of the student I have become thanks to this class and one AP test does not define me!