This can be harder said than done considering that as a high school student you have a lot on your plate and very little time! However, working just to finish an assignment can prohibit your ability to make connections and reinforce the information that you are being taught. This could lead to gaps in your learning that causes you to miss questions on the test.
Easier said than done, I know. Try your best to understand the material the day you get it. Science APs are different in that, a lot of the information you learn is built on specific concepts or ideas that you were taught/expected to learn from the past.
If you don't understand a concept, it will hinder your ability to move forward and succeed. If you are having trouble, don't be afraid to reach out to your teacher or take a look at one of our many AP study guides!
This goes for any AP course, but it is especially important for science courses because it helps you to get used to the specific scientific language used in questions. While it may be easy to understand a topic, the one thing College Board wants is an understanding of the connection of topics as a whole. So training yourself to connect the concepts that you learn through practice FRQs will prepare you very well for test day.
It's one thing to be able to solve a problem but if you don't know what it does or what you are solving for, it makes things ten times harder! The College Board not only tests your ability to solve problems but to make applications of them so it's vital that you make sure you are aware of what specific terms mean!
Simple Studies has a wide variety of study guides right at your disposal to use. Make sure that you take a look at them, they are super helpful! Another helpful piece of advice to go along with this is to find a good YouTube Channel on the topic. Right now, the College Board has put out amazing AP Daily videos that you can follow to make sure that you are getting all the information you need to succeed.
If you are a visual learner or just someone that likes to have information reinforced through a video, here are some really helpful Youtube Channels for Science APs: