1. Skim the prep book: Of course, this is the most common thing to do. Get a prep book like Princeton Review or Barron's and skim through the contents of the book. It isn't as content-heavy as re-reading the textbook and you'll still get the information you need.
2. Make/buy flashcards: There's so much vocabulary, equations, etc. involved in AP exams. One of the best ways to review is to make or buy flashcards and go through sections of them every other day. It's amazing how much you learn in just a day's worth.
3. Read old notes and worksheets: Yes, the things you thought were useless are actually helpful. They have a lot of answers to questions you may not even know you forgot. They also highlight the things that are important to your teacher, who should know the material better than you do.
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4. Post-It notes: Putting sticky notes in places you visit all the time with a bit of information on them is a good way to study while you fix your hair or brush your teeth. They can have examples of things you cannot remember or you know are very important. You can change them out every week for new ones so you aren't learning the same things every single day.
5. If you can't understand it, re-write it: If there are any notes in which there are confusing sentences or diagrams, go back and look at your notes and see what you may have meant. That way, when you need to look back at the information again later, it will be clear and not a bunch of gibberish.
6. Relax: The best thing to do is to not overwork yourself with all the information. Every person gets overloaded so take a break once or twice a week and have five minute intervals between any study sessions. It lets the information settle and keeps it from going right out of the brain.
Written by Maya Lee-Lopez