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REA's Crash Course for the AP® Biology Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement® Score in Less Time
Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject.
Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement® Biology exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and easy way to study for the exam AND boost your score?
If this sounds like you, don't panic. REA's Crash Course for AP® Biology is just what you need. Our Crash Course gives you:
Targeted, Focused Review - Study Only What You Need to Know
Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP® Biology course description outline and sample AP® test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time. Our targeted review focuses on the 4 Big Ideas that will be covered on the exam. Explanations of the 13 AP® Biology Labs are also included.
Expert Test-taking Strategies
This Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and essay questions. By following this advice, you can boost your score in every section of the test.
Take REA's FREE Practice Exam
After studying the material in the Crash Course, go to the online REA Study Center and test what you've learned. Our free practice exam features timed testing, detailed explanations of answers, and automatic scoring analysis. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual AP® exam, so you know you're studying the smart way.
Whether you're cramming for the test at the last minute, looking for extra review, or want to study on your own in preparation for the exams - this is the study guide every AP® Biology student must have.
When it's crucial crunch time and your Advanced Placement® exam is just around the corner, you need REA's Crash Course for AP® Biology!
AP BIOLOGY CRASH COURSE - GET A HIGHER SCORE IN LESS TIME
Late getting started? Facing too many AP tests? Use this course to learn the most in the least time! Study Only What You Need to Know
REAs AP Biology Crash Course is based on an in-depth analysis of the Advanced Placement Biology exam and actual AP Biology test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your study time. Expert Test-Taking Strategies
Developed by an Advanced Placement teacher with many years of classroom experience, this AP Biology Crash Course presents detailed, question-level strategies for answering both the multiple-choice and free-response questions. By following the AP authors expert advice, you can boost your score in every section of the AP Biology test. Key Terms You Must Know
Knowing the right terminology can make a real difference in your AP Biology score. Our expert advice includes the key terms you need to know before taking the AP Biology exam. Free Online AP Biology Practice Exam
Our full-length online AP Biology practice exam includes every topic and type of question found on the actual exam. It offers timed testing, automatic scoring, and detailed explanations of answers. It even provides helpful diagnostics to pinpoint where youre strongest and where you need to focus.
About the Author
earned his B.S. in Biology from Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey, and his M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He has had an extensive career teaching all levels of mathematics and science, including AP® Biology. Mr. DAlessio serves as the Supervisor of the Mathematics and Business Department at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey.
Lauren Gross earned her B.S. in Biology from Dickinson College and her Ph.D. in Plant Physiology from Pennsylvania State University. She teaches AP® Biology to homeschooled children in the United States and abroad for Pennsylvania Homeschoolers, where she is also a home education evaluator. As an assistant professor at Loyola College in Maryland, Ms. Gross taught various biology, genetics, and botany courses.
Jennifer C. Guercio earned an M.S. in Molecular Biology with a concentration in neuroscience from Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. For the past several years, she has been doing research in neuroscience as well as teaching academic writing at Montclair State University. Ms. Guercio attended North Carolina State University as a Park Scholar where she earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS
About This Book
About Our Author
PART 1 Chapter 1: Keys for Success on the AP Biology Exam
PART 2: Molecules and Cells: Chemistry of Life, Cells, and Cellular Energetics Chapter 2: Water
Chapter 3: Organic Molecules in Organisms
Chapter 4: Free Energy Changes
Chapter 5: Enzymes
Chapter 6: Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells
Chapter 7: Membranes
Chapter 8: Subcellular Organization
Chapter 9: Cell Cycle and Regulation
Chapter 10: Coupled Reactions
Chapter 11: Fermentation and Cellular Respiration
Chapter 12: Photosynthesis
PART 3: Heredity and Evolution: Heredity, Molecular Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
Chapter 13: Meiosis and Gametogenesis
Chapter 14: Eukaryotic Chromosomes
Chapter 15: Inheritance Patterns
Chapter 16: RNA and DNA Structure and Function
Chapter 17: Gene Regulation
Chapter 18: Mutation
Chapter 19: Viral Structure and Replication, Bacterial Gene Regulation
Chapter 20: Nucleic Acid Technology and Applications
Chapter 21: Early Evolution of Life
Chapter 22: Evidence for Evolution
Chapter 23: Mechanisms of Evolution
PART 4: Organisms and Population: Diversity of Organisms, Structure and Function of Plants and Animals, Ecology
Chapter 24: Evolutionary Patterns
Chapter 25: Survey of the Diversity of Life
Chapter 26: Phylogenetic Classification
Chapter 27: Evolutionary Relationships
Chapter 28: Plants and AnimalsReproduction, Growth, and Development
Chapter 29: PlantsStructural, Physiological, and Behavioral Adaptations
Chapter 30: AnimalsStructural, Physiological, and Behavioral Adaptations
Chapter 31: PlantsResponse to the Environment
Chapter 32: Biosphere
Chapter 33: Population Dynamics
Chapter 34: Communities and Ecosystems
Chapter 35: EcologyBehavior
Chapter 36: EcologyGlobal Issues
PART 5: The Exam Chapter 37: Major AP Biology Themes and Their Relationship to the Exam
Chapter 38: The 12 AP Biology Labs
Chapter 39 Essay WritingExemplars, Data Analysis /Graphing Techniques, Setting Up an Experiment