Tools for AP Success


Tips for Taking Your First AP Class


Documents and Links:

What It Takes to Take AP: https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/exploreap/what-it-takes


Tips for Succeeding in an AP Class: https://getschooled.com/dashboard/article/4984-ap-study-guides-badge-how-to-succeed-in-ap-classes


Why Take AP Classes: https://www.studypoint.com/ed/ap-classes/



Organizational Tips


Documents and Links: 

College Board’s  MYAP platform: https://myap.collegeboard.org

Organize your college course binder: http://theoldenchapters.com/organized-college-binder/


Videos

General Advice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMQwhQWmYpw

Study Tips and Organization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szyM2gecxwU

Binder Organization: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCCRvatOFLA



Taking Notes


Documents and Links: 

Best Ways to Take Notes: https://collegeinfogeek.com/how-to-take-notes-in-college/


Videos:

How to Take Cornell Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtW9IyE04OQ

How to Study Efficiently (The Cornell Notes Method): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSYnGhlnzyw

Best, Fastest, Notetaking Method: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQvjvi08QSk

3 Note-Taking Methods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQz0Rydc5CU

Class Preparation and Organization (Lectures): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMQwhQWmYpw




Time Management


Documents and Links: 

Time Management Tips: https://toggl.com/time-management-tips/


Videos:

Study Smart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23Xqu0jXlfs

Top things to Stop Doing When you Wake Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBfng6Jd4Cc

Morning Routines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RopWaeyfVi4


General AP Study Tips


Documents and Links:

How to Pass an AP Class: https://study.com/academy/popular/how-to-pass-an-ap-class.html

How to Study for AP: Tips and Tricks: https://www.albert.io/blog/how-to-study-for-advanced-placement-ap-exams/

Study Smart: https://www.scholarships.com/resources/study-skills/study-smart/

Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/

AP Study Tips: https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/test-prep/blog/10-study-tips-help-you-conquer-ap-tests/


Videos:

Best Study Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybx3YG0Rnug

Study Cards: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzCEJVtED0U

How to Read College Level Texts:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgVjmFSx7rg


General Test-Taking Tips 


Documents and Links: 

Tips to Prepare for AP Exams: https://www.ivywise.com/ivywise-knowledgebase/newsletter/article/tips-to-prepare-for-ap-exams/

How to Prep for an AP Exam: https://www.wikihow.com/Do-Well-on-AP-Exams

10 Study Tips to Help You Conquer AP Test: https://www.collegexpress.com/articles-and-advice/test-prep/blog/10-study-tips-help-you-conquer-ap-tests/


Videos

Study Tips:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ad6grll-ak 

5 Rules for Acing Multiple Choice Tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1y8c_MZYvE

Study Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ad6grll-ak 

How to Learn Faster: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9SptdjpJBQ

Test Anxiety: CrashCourse Study Skills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-9cqaRJMP4


Essay Writing


Documents and Links:

Writing a strong AP Essay: https://www.wikihow.com/Score-a-9-on-an-AP-English-Essay

Writing an FRQ: https://www.lcsnc.org/site/handlers/filedownload.ashx?moduleinstanceid=7085&dataid=15695&FileName=How%20to%20Write%20an%20FRQ.pdf

Khan Academy Free Response Tips: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-government-and-politics/resources-and-exam-preparation/resources-exam-prep/a/free-response-tips


Videos

Writing a DBQ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSoeGw3vZms

Papers and Essays: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlgR1q3UQZE


AP Exam


Documents

AP Exam Study Plan: https://signeteducation.com/blog/your-ap-exam-study-plan

Five Step Study Plan: https://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-study-for-ap-exams


Videos

AP Exam Study Routines: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XagETK9xBqw

AP Exam Study Routine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZrU9KM5Y4&disable_polymer=true

Preparing for an AP Exam: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/about-ap-exams/practice-for-exams



CollegeBoard Resources 

Documents and Links

AP Central: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/

AP Courses and Exams: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses

About AP: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap

AP at a Glance: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/ap-a-glance

Benefits of AP: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/discover-benefits

AP Awards: https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/about-ap/awards

MYAP: https://myap.collegeboard.org/

College Board Resource Library: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/k12-educators/resource-library



Videos:

AP Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/advancedplacement?disable_polymer=true

College Board Resources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpQyJdK2jBY


Blogs, Forums, and Support Communities 

College Confidential: https://talk.collegeconfidential.com/

Prep Scholar: https://blog.prepscholar.com/

College Board Support: https://pages.collegeboard.org/contact-us

GCSS: http://www.gcssk12.net/

The Hub at GHS




Content-Specific Resources


Arts

AP Art History

Khan Academy AP Art History: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-art-history


Art 

AP Art Portfolio: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-2-d-art-and-design

AP Art Portfolio Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_eGYExX6QU


English 

Language

AP Language: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-english-language-and-composition

CrashCourse Media Literacy Playlist: 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtM6jSpzb5gMNsx9kdmqBfmY

AP Language Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX_CUgZ5o98&list=PLB951438164413E31


Literature 

AP Literature: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-english-literature-and-composition

CrashCourse Literature Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOeEc9ME62zTfqc0h6Pe8vb

AP Literature Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4vq8aHv1Lc




History and Social Sciences

Economics 

CrashCourse Economics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPNZwz5_o_5uirJ8gQXnhEO


AP Economics (Macroeconomics)

AP Macro: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-macroeconomics

Khan Academy AP Macroeconomics: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/ap-macroeconomics


AP Economics (Microeconomics)

AP Micro: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-microeconomics

Khan Academy AP Microeconomics: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/ap-microeconomics


Psychology 

AP Psych: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-psychology

CrashCourse Literature Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOPRKzVLY0jJY-uHOH9KVU6


Sociology

CrashCourse Sociology Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMJ-AfB_7J1538YKWkZAnGA


AP World History

AP World Modern: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-world-history-modern

Khan Academy AP World History: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-world-history

CrashCourse World History Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBDA2E52FB1EF80C9

CrashCourse World History Part 2 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNjasccl-WajpONGX3zoY4M


US Government and Politics

AP Gov: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-united-states-government-and-politics

CrashCourse US Government and Politics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtOfse2ncvffeelTrqvhrz8H


AP US History

APUSH: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-united-states-history

Khan Academy AP US History: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/ap-us-history

CrashCourse US History Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s



AP Human Geography

AP Human Geo: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-human-geography

Human Geo Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBLqYPFZCmySCN5CX2ByvPg

AP European History: 

AP Euro: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-european-history

Euro Tips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfzs_X6OQBOxudw-bxvxBuTWvh6bwaVhQ


Math and Computer Science

AP Calculus AB

AP Calc: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-calculus-ab

Khan Academy AP Calculus AB: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-ab


AP Calculus BC

AP Calc: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-calculus-bc

Khan Academy AP Calculus BC: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-calculus-bc


Computer Science A and Principles 

APCSA: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-a

APCSP: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-principles

CrashCourse Computer Science Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNlUrzyH5r6jN9ulIgZBpdo


Engineering

CrashCourse Engineering Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtO4A_tL6DLZRotxEb114cMR


AP Statistics

AP Stats: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-statistics

Khan Academy AP Statistics: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/ap-statistics

CrashCourse Statistics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNM_Y-bUAhblSAdWRnmBUcr



Sciences

Anatomy and Physiology 

CrashCourse Human A & P: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBGl2BujkPQ

Human Atlas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB3_0wq4lzA



AP Biology

AP Bio: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-biology

Khan Academy AP Biology: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-biology

Bozeman Science: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEik-U3T6u6JA0XiHLbNbOw



AP Chemistry

AP Chem: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-chemistry

Khan Academy AP Chemistry: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-chemistry

CrashCourse Chemistry Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtPHzzYuWy6fYEaX9mQQ8oGr


AP Physics 

AP Physics:  https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-physics-1-algebra-based

Khan Academy AP Physics 1: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/ap-physics-1

CrashCourse Physics Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtN0ge7yDk_UA0ldZJdhwkoV


AP Environmental Science

APES: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-environmental-science

Major Themes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obxuqrTulxw


Science

History of Science Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8dPuuaLjXtNppY8ZHMPDH5TKK2UpU8Ng


World Language and Cultures

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish: https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-spanish-language-and-culture

Review the Basics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t18OTWXtpqg


Thank You 


A big thank you goes out to all the AP teachers who helped convert our tiered support system idea into reality for all our AP students.

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