The following resources contain the remaining available Free Response Questions and Scoring Guidelines for the AP Biology Exam. Understand key science practices you can use to develop explanations and predictions of natural phenomena, which you will test and refine through laboratory investigations. It shows the grader that you are not intelligent enough to assess the question accurately and select the correct answer from your store of knowledge. You may include in your answer a discussion of the classical studies of Niko Tinbergen, Konrad Lorenz, and Karl von Frisch. You can access a full practice exam by logging in to your Course Audit account. The good news is that a poor understanding of the question is easy to fix. A less obvious reason is that they don’t understand the question. It provides numerous links to online activities.
Independent research on the academic benefits of the Advanced Placement English Language and Composition course indicates that not all students receive academic benefits from participating in the course. In a study with a sample size of over 90,000, the authors found that students who took the AP English Language and Composition course did not receive any increase in academic achievement unless they also prepared for and took the AP test. The authors controlled for over 70 intervening variables and found that AP students who took and passed the English Composition and Literature exam had ACT scores that were points higher than non-AP students or AP English students who did not take their course's AP test.  This led the authors to state that AP participation "... is not beneficial to students who merely enroll in the courses ..."  :p. 414