The following is a comprehensive list of essay questions that have been asked on past AP exams. Select three properties of water and: Unit 2 (Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Metabolism) 2.
The unique properties (characteristics) of water make life possible on Earth.
Unlike the multiple-choice section, which is scored by a computer, the free-response section is graded by high school and college teachers.
They have guidelines for awarding partial credit, so you may still receive partial points should you not correctly respond to every part of question in your essay.
Unit 4 (Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration) 10.
Describe the similarities and differences between the biochemical pathways of aerobic respiration and photosynthesis in eukaryotic cells.
Here’s how AP biology students scored on the May 2017 test: Source: College Board Students are allowed to use a basic four-function calculator (with square root), scientific, or graphing calculator throughout the entire AP Biology exam.
Students will also be supplied with a formula list as part of their testing materials.
Check out our AP Biology Guide for what you need to know about the exam: The multiple choice-questions test your grasp of the fundamentals of biology and your ability to apply biological concepts to help solve problems.
The grid-in quantitative questions require the integration of science and mathematical skills.