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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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 upon a careful analysis of the AP Biology Course Description outline and actual AP test questions.
Written by an AP teacher, 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, REA’s 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 Two, Three, and Four are made up of our review chapters. Each chapter presents the essential information you need to know about Biology.
Part Five focuses exclusively on the format of the AP Biology exam. Each chapter in this section explains a specific aspect of the test, including Major AP Biology Themes and Their Relationship to the Test, the 12 AP Biology Labs, and Essay Writing (exemplars, data analysis/graphing techniques, setting up an experiment).
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!
If you would like to assess your test readiness for the AP Biology exam after studying this Crash Course, you can access a complimentary full-length AP Biology practice exam at www.rea.com/crashcourse.
This true-to-format test includes detailed explanations of all answers and will help you identify your strengths and weaknesses before taking the actual exam.
Good luck on your AP Biology exam!
About This Book VII
About Our Author VIII
Part I Introduction
Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP Biology Exam 3
Part II Molecules And Cells: Chemistry Of Life, Cells, And Cellular Energetics
Chapter 2 Water 13
Chapter 3 Organic Molecules in Organisms 15
Chapter 4 Free Energy Changes 23
Chapter 5 Enzymes 27
Chapter 6 Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Cells 31
Chapter 7 Membranes 35
Chapter 8 Subcellular Organization 39
Chapter 9 Cell Cycle and Regulation 43
Chapter 10 Coupled Reactions 47
Chapter 11 Fermentation and Cellular Respiration 49
Chapter 12 Photosynthesis 53
Part III Heredity And Evolution: Heredity, Molecular Genetics And Evolutionary Biology
Chapter 13 Meiosis and Gametogenesis 61
Chapter 14 Eukaryotic Chromosomes 65
Chapter 15 Inheritance Patterns 67
Chapter 16 RNA and DNA Structure and Function 77
Chapter 17 Gene Regulation 83
Chapter 18 Mutation 85
Chapter 19 Viral Structure and Replication, Bacterial Gene Regulation 87
Chapter 20 Nucleic Acid Technology and Applications 91
Chapter 21 Early Evolution of Life 95
Chapter 22 Evidence for Evolution 99
Chapter 23 Mechanisms of Evolution 103
Part Iv Organisms And Population: Diversity Of Organisms, Structure And Function Of Plants And Animals, Ecology
Chapter 24 Evalutionary Pattern 111
Chapter 25 Survey of the Diversity of Life 115
Chapter 26 Phylogenetic Classification 121
Chapter 27 Evolutionary Relationships 125
Chapter 28 Plants and Animals-Reproduction, Growth, and Development 127
Chapter 29 Plants-Structural, Physiological, and Behavioral Adaptations 133
Chapter 30 AnimalsStructural, Physiological, and Behavioral Adaptations135
Chapter 31 Plants-Response to the Environment 147
Chapter 32 Biosphere 151
Chapter 33 Population Dynamics 155
Chapter 34 Communities and Ecosystems 159
Chapter 35 Ecology-Behavior 165
Chapter 36 Ecology-Global Issues 167
Part V The Exam
Chapter 37 Major AP Biology Themes and Their Relationship to the Exam 171
Chapter 38 The 12 AP Biology Labs 175
Chapter 39 Essay Writing-Exemplars, Data Analysis/Graphing Techniques, Setting Up an Experiment 203