Cracking the AP Biology Exam

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The Free-Response Questions

HOW TO USE OUR PRACTICE ESSAYS

The most important advice for this section of the test is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! No matter how well you think you know the material, it’s important to practice formulating your thoughts on paper. Before you take our practice tests in the back of the book, make sure you review our techniques for the essay portion. Then use our checklist—which is put together just like ETS’s—to assign points.

To give you as much practice as possible, we’ve compiled a few sample AP biology questions. In fact, most of these questions refer to themes in biology that crop up time and time again. More often than not, you’ll see one of these questions (or something similar) on your exam.