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Best Books for AP Biology Exam Preparation

AP Biology is an examination and course being offered by College Board’s Advanced Placement program to high school students. You have the opportunity to earn placement credit for college level Biology course. From 2012, College board has slightly updated the syllabus putting more focus on scientific practices. AP Biology is one of the best course to select for high school. However you need to have greater interest towards Biology. If you love drawing diagrams of animals, trees, flowers then we suggest you to take this course 😉

Advanced placement Biology is not a small subject and you gotta learn number of topics including 12 specific biology labs as well as general lab procedure. Some of the topics that you are going to study in Biology are : Biochemistry, Biodiversity, Analogy, Cell Functions, Ecology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Population Biology, Cell division and communication. Biology is one of the top ten subjects being opted by students in Advanced Placement course.

Below is the List of Good Prep Books for AP Biology Preparation :

  1. Barron’s AP Biology, 4th Edition by Deborah Goldberg
  2. Cracking the AP Biology Exam, 2015 Edition (College Test Preparation) by Princeton Review
  3. CliffsNotes AP Biology, Fourth Edition (Cliffs Ap Biology) by Phillip E Pack
  4. Kaplan AP Biology 2014-2015 (Kaplan Test Prep) by Linda Brooke Stabler
  5. Barron’s AP Biology Flash Cards by Deborah T. Goldberg M.S

Now the whole AP Biology is mainly divided into 3 section namely :

  • Molecules and Cells, 25%
  • Heredity and Evolution, 25%
  • Organisms and Populations, 50%

The percentage is showing the question importance in the exam. Almost half the questions appear from Organisms and Populations topic. The first section of the AP Biology exam consists of 69 questions to be attempted in 90 minutes while the second section is free response questions to be attempted in 90 minutes.

Only 6.5% students scored a perfect 5 in 2014. Now you can easily guess as how much hard work is be done for reaching this score. Give some extra hours of preparation to AP Biology. Try to solve previous year papers so that you can actually get the whole idea as how and what to prepare. The above books will also guide you the same thing in most easiest way.

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