AP Psychology Testing Information, Tips, and General Security

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General Information:

  • Monday May 04, 2015 at noon
  • Bring pencils with erasers and black pens
  • Bring a watch that does not beep (turn off all alarms & alerts)
  • Do not wear any psychology related clothing
  • Do not bring anything else: books, papers, calculators, cell phones, etc. (cell phones will be placed into the envelopes that you had during your pre-registration)
Multiple Choice Section:
  • 100 multiple choice questions -- 70 minutes
  • 2/3 of the overall grade
  • A-E Answers
  • Names, charts, graphs, drawings are all possible
  • There is no 1/4 point adjustment for guessing, if you are not sure about a question, take your best educated guess after using process of elimination
Free Response Section:
  • 2 required Free Response (essay) Questions -- 50 minutes
  • 1/3 of the overall grade - 1/6 of grade for each question
  • Points are given for correct responses not taken away for incorrect material
  • Points can only be removed if one part of an answer contradicts another part
  • Read through both questions before doing anything else
  • Think through the answer before starting to write
  • Write an outline or notes in the test question booklet
  • Don’t be afraid to cross something out, if needed
  • Write in sentences - DO NOT OUTLINE OR BULLET YOUR ANSWER.
  • Be as complete as possible, but keep to the point.
  • Watch the time. Don’t get caught short on essay #2
  • Structure the answer following the structure of the question
Test Security:
  • Do not discuss the multiple-choice section with anyone
  • Do not discuss the free response questions for 48 hours. The general rule of thumb is wait until the questions have been posted on the College Board website
  • Do NOT post, text, email etc. anything about the exam on the Internet, especially on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks
  • Do not come and visit me between the multiple choice section and free response section