Thursday, May 10, 2012

How to Survive APs and still be green

The month of May is known for being AP month, and a month of hell. AP exams are tough, require lots of studying, lots of your own personal time.

They also require lots of paper. Paper for practice questions, notes, study guides, etc. It is important to keep in mind to Renew, Reuse, Recycle.

  • Print on the backs (double-sided).
  • For practice, you don't absolutely need brand new paper--just scratch paper. Use scrap paper around the house, or old printed sheets that were printed out wrong. What I do is when my I don't print something correctly, instead of throwing it away, I keep it in a stack by my printer for opportunities like this. Copy paper is expensive too, so you save money.
  • Don't print out things like scoring guidelines--you can take the practice test, then look online to check your answers. Try to stay as digital as possible.
  • Study guides like the Princeton Review, Barron's book and Kaplan are needed by AP students everywhere. Don't throw these away! You can sell them to an underclassmen or someone taking the class next year. You save a book and you  make money!
  • Be creative and don't use what you don't need. 

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