AP Test Strategies & Ways To Get The 5


by Emily Koogle

Everyone who takes an AP test struggles with the thought of the dreaded day where you are sitting in a testing room, tired, and you completely blank. It’s happened to the best of us, and although there are ways to study for it, you can’t be sure that you’re actually ready. Here are five useful tips that will prepare you for those long, awful exam days:

  1. Get enough sleep. I can’t stress enough about how important sleep is. Put your phone down before 10 o’clock and you’ll get a full nights rest.
  2. If the class you are taking has an AP test book, make sure you put it to good use.
  3. Practice the skills used in the class. By that I mean, do your homework. Even though we both know that you don’t want to do it, it will be beneficial in the end.
  4. Eat a good breakfast. Even a simple trip to Dunkin Donuts in the morning will give you enough energy to live through a multiple hour test. Just make sure you’re not late!
  5. Don’t stress. A lot of students get extreme test anxiety. Remember that it’s only a test, especially if you’re a senior. Make sure to use your time wisely and read every question carefully, it won’t be the end of the world!

Whether or not you’re taking an AP test, these strategies are sure to help you through whatever tests you are dreading in the future, and I guarantee that it will relieve the stress that you will feel the day before. Pace yourself, and you will get the 5 that you’ve worked hard for.