|By Yumpop (Yumpop) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 03:40 am: Edit|
What are the best prep books for the SAT II Spanish and also for the AP test? Any test-taking strategies or hints?
|By Rokurota (Rokurota) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 06:18 am: Edit|
"Any test-taking strategies or hints?"
Yeah. Bubble in the correct answer.
|By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Monday, August 16, 2004 - 08:02 pm: Edit|
I like Barron's for AP. I've heard Cliffs Notes is good too.
|By Bigdreamscj (Bigdreamscj) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 03:51 pm: Edit|
If you're talking about AP Spanish Language, my tips...
1) Try to be as alert as possible. Honestly...it was the first test I took during the AP weeks and I couldn't handle the long boring narratives for more than a minute before I started just assuming answers for questions.
2) Don't forget your "normal" tape recorder and bring extra batteries. A girl during my test completely freaked out because she brought one of those mini-recorders...(bad idea!)
3) Practice telling stories. If you haven't already seen the "story-board-like" pictures you have to use on the test, start practicing with them. In my class, we went over a lot of transition words (luego, ect) and eventually started talking to the walls to get used to the time limit and unresponsiveness of a tape recorder =)
I managed a 4 on the test. Probably could have done better if my school was a little more organized and didn't allow that horrid test drag on from 9am to almost 3pm. *blahh*
|By Slipstream99 (Slipstream99) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 06:08 pm: Edit|
Yea, definitely go into the test knowing that it is one of the longest AP tests. At my school, it went from 8:30 until 2:00. I took notes to keep my attention on the narratives (the long narratives are brutally long...) My AP teacher wasn't the greatest, so I had to make her make the students buy the Barron's book and it got 3 of us (out of 7) a 5. (2 native speakers and 1 non-native) Barron's does a good job of showing you all the test questions, IMO. But then again, I'm infatuated with Barron's.
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