AP Biology Crash Course, 2nd Edition

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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
REA’s 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 ...

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Overview


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
REA’s 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 author’s 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 you’re strongest and where you need to focus.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738610993
  • Publisher: Research & Education Association
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 85,989
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael D’Alessio 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. D’Alessio 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.

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REA’s AP Biology Crash Course is the first book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any AP student who wants a quick refresher on the course. The Crash Course is based on the latest changes to the AP Biology course curriculum and exam.

Our easy-to-read format gives students a crash course in Biology. The targeted review chapters prepare students for the exam by focusing on the important topics tested on the AP Biology exam.

Unlike other test preps, AP Biology Crash Course gives you a review specifically focused on what you really need to study in order to ace the exam. The review chapters offer you a concise way to learn all the important facts, terms, and biological processes before the exam.

The introduction discusses the keys for success and shows you strategies to help you build your overall point score. Parts 2 through 5 are made up of our review chapters. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about biology.

Part 6 focuses on writing the essays for the AP Biology exam and the science practices that will be tested on the exam. Part Six concludes with explanations of the 13 AP Biology Labs.

No matter how or when you prepare for the AP Biology exam, REA’s Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can boost your score!

To check your test readiness for the AP Biology exam, either before or after studying this Crash Course, take REA’s FREE online practice exam. To access your practice exam, visit the online REA Study Center at www.rea.com/studycenter and follow the on-screen instructions. This true-to-format test features automatic scoring, detailed explanations of all answers, and diagnostic score reporting that will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses so you’ll be ready on exam day!

Good luck on your AP Biology exam!


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Table of Contents


About This Book
About Our Authors
Acknowledgments
Foreword

Introduction
Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP Biology Exam

Evolution
Chapter 2 Natural Selection and Evolution
Chapter 3 Evolution: An Ongoing Process
Chapter 4 Common Descent
Chapter 5 Origin of Life

Cellular Processes: Energy and Communication
Chapter 6 Energy
Chapter 7 Photosynthesis
Chapter 8 Fermentation and Cellular Respiration
Chapter 9 Matter
Chapter 10 Cellular Structure
Chapter 11 Membranes and Transport
Chapter 12 Homeostasis
Chapter 13 Reproduction, Growth, and Development
PART

Genetics and Information Transfer
Chapter 14 DNA Structure and Replication
Chapter 15 RNA Structure and Gene Expression
Chapter 16 Nucleic Aid Technology and Applications
Chapter 17 The Cell Cycle and Mitosis
Chapter 18 Meiosis
Chapter 19 Structure and Inheritance of Chromosomes
Chapter 20 Regulation of Gene Expression
Chapter 21 Genetic Variation
Chapter 22 Cell Communication
Chapter 23 Organismal Communication and Behavior

Interactions
Chapter 24 Population Dynamics
Chapter 25 Community Dynamics
Chapter 26 Ecosystem Dynamics

The Exam and The Labs
Chapter 27 Science Practices and Essay Writing
Chapter 28 The 13 AP Biology Labs

Online Practice Exam
.................. www.rea.com/studycenter

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