THAT’S RIGHT AP STATS AND AP CALC KIDS (and AP Physics, etc.), LISTEN UP. YOU’VE GOT AN EXAM SOON, FOR MY AP CALC BC HOMIES THAT’S TOMORROW. I’VE GOT UR BACKS.
-WRITE. EVERYTHING. On free responses this is crucial. Write everything that comes to mind. I don’t care if you have to explain the reasoning behind 4+2=6, if that helps you, do it.
-DON’T BOX OR CIRCLE ANSWERS. This goes hand in hand with the tip above. If you write everything and don’t circle anything, the graders will have to scan all of your work for something that looks like the answer. This increases your chances of getting all the points to the question, since this really makes them look at what you did. Boxing something makes it so they only look at that answer. Bad news, kid.
-PUT BRAND NEW BATTERIES THE NIGHT BEFORE THE TEST. The worst thing is having your lifeline give out on you during the calculator parts of the test. Don’t let that happen. By law the entire test is possible without a calculator, but that’s some Einstein shit. Just have a calculator.
-TAKE ADVANTAGE OF USING YOUR PERSONAL CALCULATOR. There are hundreds of programs for TI’s online made by Texas Instruments themselves that you can easily download onto your calculator that are perfectly legal. Save yourself those extra seconds here and there, it all adds up.
-WRITE STUFF DOWN, THEN PUT IT IN YOUR CALCULATOR. Don’t punch stuff before writing it down. The work counts more than the final answer, that only counts for one point but the work involved may be two points or more. Write stuff down first, not only it helps you keep track of your thoughts but it saves points when it comes down to the final moments.
-SPEAKING OF FINAL MOMENTS, DON’T LEAVE ANYTHING BLANK. And I mean anything. Fill in random answers (or educated guesses if there’s time) for multiple choice, put random numbers for free response. I’m serious. If the question asks if there’s a max or a min and you don’t have time to work it out, pick an answer and make up a reason. Often times having an explanation that correlates with your answer, even if its wrong, still gets you points.
-IF YOU GET THE FIRST PART OF A QUESTION WRONG, DON’T GIVE UP. If part A is wrong, but parts B,C, and D use information from part A, you can still get a majority of the credit. If they see you were able to apply information you obtained correctly, even if its the wrong values they’ll give you full credit for those last parts. Keep going, even if you’re not sure.
-GET UP EARLY, EAT A GOOD BREAKFAST, YOU’LL BE FINE!!! Please don’t stress, eat a banana, do whatever helps. I wish you all the best of luck, let’s do this!!
HELLO!!!!! do you have any tips/tuts on drawing and youre like only 16 howd you learn so many languages omg
OHHEY!!! yeah sure i’ll write down some things i feel are important! but since you didn’t specify, i’ll just do a general overview and not very specific things (i hope that’s okay) (btw if anyone wants a specific part that i do feel free to shoot me an ask!)
my drawing style is like a mix between typical japanese styles and korean manhwa… with a dash of realism added in so usually end up drawing portraits and stuff lmao usually in a half-painting-ish style
so let’s use… my latest noiz drawing for reference
1.) when i start off with a drawing usually i don’t do THAT many guidelines but use as many as you feel are necessary! you can see that i usually make red marks to where/how i want things
2.) usually right after i establish my lines and stuff i immediately fill the background with some color because you NEVER want to paint something without a general direction as to where it’s going
i also draw my lineart at this point. I typically never use pen because i don’t like the harsher pixels as edges. i use a custom brush, which you can find in my faq section if you’re not ready to go STRAIGHT to the lineart, it’s fine to do some sketching but usually my sketches are clean and end up as my lineart
3.) HERE COME THE FUN PARTS at this point i start coloring. what i do first is lay d oWN (the law) flats
4.) idk i’m weird but i like to start with the eyes/nose bridge area. it kinda gives me SOME MOTIVATION TO KEEP G OING LIKE DAMN THAT’S FRESH LET’S KEEP GOING
5.) filled in the rest of the face and laid down some strokes for his shirt. in these kind of paintings, blending is key! (i don’t use t he blur brush, but the brush labeled “ol water”. I like the effect it gives much more than a regular brush.) generally, i like to do my coloring how i would do makeup, if that makes any sense…probably not lol
6.) now as my ap calc and physics teachers would say…”plug and chug”…darks first! clean it up a little, add your lights, and BAM YA DONE CONGRATS LET ME SHAKE YA HAND WOWEE SLAM DUNK
yeah so that’s basically how i do my lil thang…
p.s. lol yeah i know a lot of languages… mostly through deathly perseverance. just like art! and anything else in life really
Do every problem on your homework and all review packets–the whole nine yards. I would also recommend doing practice problems from other sources, especially on sections you’re having difficulty with. (X, X)
(If you search Calc I (for AB) and Calc II (for BC) problems, you’ll find a lot of practice questions from universities!)
If You’re Having Trouble
If you’re having trouble, don’t be afraid to ask for help!!! Office/tutoring hours are so helpful even if you’re doing well and just have a question or two!
If your learning style isn’t meshing with your teacher’s teaching style, look to outside sources for assistance. Maybe your school has another calc teacher you can go to. You could also look into tutoring centers/hiring a tutor. Really good free resources include Khan Academy and Krista King!
The AP Exam
This is going to sound like a broken record but: practice! Start as soon as possible. Do the problems over and over until you don’t have to think about how to solve them.
There are a ton of exams published online! Here are some of the old AP tests with answers: X. The college-board also has the exams and scoring guidelines (for FRQs) on their website.
~I wish you the best of luck!! I hope it goes well for you!~
wiishu posted jacksepticeye linearts that she said anyone could color, and being someone who loves coloring, as well as someone who loves wiishu’s style I couldn’t resist. Also I ended up tracing her lineart to make it transparent which was quite an experience haha, thanks for giving me the chance to color this!
@careycashmoney yeah I had to retake calc 2 (lol got a D the first time around then an A+ the second, how idk) and calc 3 was a nightmare, but from all the upperclassman I talked to they said if you hated calc 3 you’d like this calc, which seems to be the case bc I know what I’m doing I think???
And stat shouldn’t be terrible, it’s very similar to the ap stat I took in high school, I just need to actually study for it 😅😅😅😅
hi anon!! im fine rn :) i had my apush exam today and im like WORN OUT but i think i did ok! it was ridic tho i had my apush exam, they let us out 5 minutes before lunch ended, and then i had to go straight to my calc final so i got like a 50% on that lol
its chill tho! i skipped out of drama early and got myself mexican and my nails r pointed and i have my weekend planned, and rn im listening to this song n i really like it and i got my new phone case yesterday and overall! things r good :)
Happy October loves, I hope it is crisp and filled with beautiful leaves. I did some late night planning to organize my head around what I have due and need to do for each class. I also discovered a tea I actually like (I’ve never been a fan of tea) and it is called “passion” made by Tazo. My roommate actually introduced it to me. I think I like it because it is more tangy than the sweet teas I’ve tasted before.
A funny thing happened today. I was in my 8am physics class, or so I thought it was mine, and then realized I actually have calc at 8am and physics at 9am!! It was the same exact lecture so I thought I was in the same class. Luckily, there was a 9am calc lecture with the same teacher lol and what’s even funnier was that my boyfriend remembered and that’s how I realized.
Also, I’ve been extremely proud of myself lately. Goodnight :)