AP Biology Understanding the Basics
XV. The AP Biology Test: Lecture 1 | 13:02 min
This lecture outlines the format of the AP Biology exam as well as strategies for taking it. There is a new emphasis on math in the revised exam, including grid-in questions as well as the standard multiple choice questions and free response sections. There is currently no penalty for incorrect answers, so it is important not to skip questions. There are four big ideas that form the core of the test. These are the process of evolution; biological systems; living systems; and the interactions of biological systems. The new lab section expects students to come up with a question they want answered and to design an experiment to answer that question. The lecture ends with advice about what to bring and how to use time wisely during the exam.