AP Calc BC Free Response Question

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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: April 2004 Archive: AP Calc BC Free Response Question
By Vinny919 (Vinny919) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:24 am: Edit

How are you supposed to grade free response questions in practice exams, and how many should I be getting right to get a 5 on the BC? I get 80-90% of the multiple choice answers correct so what should I be getting on the free response questions??

P.S. How are free response questoins weighted? are they one half the test, or just a third or what?

By Andrew123s (Andrew123s) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:32 am: Edit

The free response questions are graded according to a specific rubric to each question (there's no general system). The free response questions together are weighted as 50% of the test. I think about 60%-65% on the whole test is a 5.

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Monday, April 19, 2004 - 12:36 am: Edit

if you're getting 80-90% of the MC right, then its almost certain you'll get AT LEAST 70% of the FR right(probably more, I find MC to be WAY harder).....5

By Deepwood6 (Deepwood6) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 09:56 am: Edit

Free response is soooo much harder!!! at least for me.... but i agree, if you're getting 80-90% of the mc, you should have no worries about the fr part.

By Thermodude (Thermodude) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 10:35 am: Edit

dude....MC's are the HARDEST for the Calc tests...both AB and BC....seriously....i know people who get like 38% on the MC, and around 80% for the free response.

By Tanman (Tanman) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 04:57 pm: Edit

If you're doing FRQ's from recent years (1999 or later) the rubrics are on the APCentral site.

By Texas137 (Texas137) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 05:25 pm: Edit

if anyone is interested in buying a book with 15 years worth of actual free response questions, plus solutions, go to:

By Jason817 (Jason817) on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 06:36 pm: Edit

for AB, I thought the MC's were easy. While taking BC, I thought the MC's would be pretty much the same difficulty but apparently, it is MUCH MUCH harder than AB.

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