AP Chemistry All Access

AP Chemistry All Access

by Kevin Reel, Derrick C. Wood, Scott A. Best
     
 

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All Access for the AP® Chemistry Exam - Completely Revised for the 2014 Exam!
Book + Web + Mobile

Everything you need to prepare for the Advanced Placement® exam, in a study system built around you!

There are many different ways to prepare for an Advanced Placement® exam. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to

Overview

All Access for the AP® Chemistry Exam - Completely Revised for the 2014 Exam!
Book + Web + Mobile

Everything you need to prepare for the Advanced Placement® exam, in a study system built around you!

There are many different ways to prepare for an Advanced Placement® exam. What's best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. To score your highest, you need a system that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge.

This book, and the online tools that come with it, will help you personalize your AP® Chemistry prep by testing your understanding, pinpointing your weaknesses, and delivering flashcard study materials unique to you.

The REA AP® All Access system allows you to create a personalized study plan through three simple steps: targeted review of exam content, assessment of your knowledge, and focused study in the topics where you need the most help.

Here's how it works:

Review the Book:
Study the Big Ideas tested on the AP® Chemistry exam and learn proven AP® strategies that will help you tackle any question you may see on test day.

Test Yourself and Get Feedback:
As you review the book, test yourself with 7 end-of-chapter quizzes, plus two mini-tests. Score reports from your free online tests and quizzes give you a fast way to pinpoint what you really know and what you should spend more time studying.

Improve Your Score:
Armed with your score reports, you can personalize your study plan. Review the parts of the book where you are weakest, and use the REA Study Center to create your own unique AP® Chemistry e-flashcards, adding to the 100 free cards included with this book.

Visit The REA Study Center for a suite of online tools:
The best way to personalize your study plan is to get frequent feedback on what you know and what you don't. At the online REA Study Center, you can access three types of assessment: topic-level quizzes, mini-tests, and a full-length practice test. Each of these tools provides true-to-format questions and delivers a detailed score report that follows the topics set by the College Board®.

Topic-Level Quizzes
Short, 15-minute online quizzes are available throughout the review and are designed to test your immediate grasp of the topics just covered.

Mini-Tests
Two online mini-tests cover what you've studied in each half of the book. These tests are like the actual AP® Chemistry exam, only shorter, and will help you evaluate your overall understanding of the subject.

Full-Length Practice Test
After you've finished reviewing the book, take our full-length AP® Chemistry exam to practice under test-day conditions. Available both in the book and online, this test gives you the most complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. We strongly recommend that you take the online version of the exam for the added benefits of timed testing, automatic scoring, and a detailed score report.

Improving Your Score: e-Flashcards
With your score reports from the quizzes and tests, you'll be able to see exactly which AP® Chemistry topics you need to review. Use this information to create your own flashcards for the areas where you are weak. And, because you will create these flashcards through the REA Study Center, you'll be able to access them from any computer or smartphone. Not quite sure what to put on your flashcards? Start with the 100 free cards included when you buy this book.

This complete test prep package comes with a customized study schedule and expert test-taking strategies and tips.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738611532
Publisher:
Research & Education Association
Publication date:
02/15/2014
Series:
Advanced Placement (AP) All Access
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
740,763
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

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Welcome to REA’s All Access for AP Chemistry

A new, more effective way to prepare for your 2014 AP exam

There are many different ways to prepare for an AP exam. What’s best for you depends on how much time you have to study and how comfortable you are with the subject matter. To score your highest, you need a system that can be customized to fit you: your schedule, your learning style, and your current level of knowledge.

This book, and the free online tools that come with it, will help you personalize your AP prep by testing your understanding, pinpointing your weaknesses, and delivering flashcard study materials unique to you.

Let’s get started and see how this system works.

How to Use REA’s AP All Access
The REA AP All Access system allows you to create a personalized study plan through three simple steps: targeted review of exam content, assessment of your knowledge, and focused study in the topics where you need the most help.

Here’s how it works:

Review the Book: Study the topics tested on the AP exam and learn proven strategies that will help you tackle any question you may see on test day.

Test Yourself & Get Feedback: As you review the book, test yourself. Score reports from your free online tests and quizzes give you a fast way to pinpoint what you really know and what you should spend more time studying.

Improve Your Score: Armed with your score reports, you can personalize your study plan. Review the parts of the book where you are weakest, and use the REA Study Center to create your own unique e-flashcards, adding to the 100 free cards included with this book.

Finding Your Weaknesses: The REA Study Center
The best way to personalize your study plan is to get frequent feedback on what you know and what you don’t. At the online REA Study Center, you can access three types of assessment: topic-level quizzes, mini-tests, and a full-length practice test. Each of these tools provides true-to-format questions and delivers a detailed score report that follows the topics set by the College Board.

Topic-Level Quizzes: Short online quizzes are available throughout the review and are designed to test your immediate grasp of the topics just covered.

Mini-Tests: Two online mini-tests cover what you’ve studied in each half of the book. These tests are like the actual AP exam, only shorter, and will help you evaluate your overall understanding of the subject.

Full-Length Practice Test: After you’ve finished reviewing the book, take our full-length exam to practice under test-day conditions. Available both in this book and online, this test gives you the most complete picture of your strengths and weaknesses. We strongly recommend that you take the online version of the exam for the added benefits of timed testing, automatic scoring, and a detailed score report.

Improving Your Score: e-Flashcards: With your score reports from our online quizzes and practice test, you’ll be able to see exactly which topics you need to review. Use this information to create your own flashcards for the areas where you are weak. And, because you will create these flashcards through the REA Study Center, you’ll be able to access them from any computer or smartphone.

Not quite sure what to put on your flashcards? Start with the 100 free cards included when you buy this book.

After the Full-Length Practice Test: Crash Course
After finishing this book and taking our full-length practice exam, pick up REA’s Crash Course for AP Chemistry. Use your most recent score reports to identify any areas where you are still weak, and turn to the Crash Course for a rapid review presented in a concise outline style.

Meet the Author

Kevin R. Reel has been involved in science education and school leadership for 30 years. He has served as the science department head at Thacher School, high school principal at The Westminster Schools, and headmaster at The Colorado Springs School. Mr. Reel is also a LEED accredited professional for sustainable development and earned the William Pressley Award for research in education for his work in environmental sustainability in schools. In 2004, Mr. Reel was awarded the U.S. Department of Education Presidential Teacher Award. Mr. Reel earned his B.A. in Human Biology and his M.S. in Biology from Stanford University.

Derrick C. Wood teaches AP® Chemistry at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Drew University, Madison, New Jersey, and, in 2007, he earned a Masters of Chemistry Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Wood has given numerous presentations at both the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the American Chemical Society’s national conventions. He is the 2010 recipient of the Christopher Columbus Foundation Life Science Educator Award.

Scott A. Best, Ph.D., is currently the Science Department Chair at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, where he teaches all levels of chemistry. He has taught AP® Chemistry for twelve years. Dr. Best received his B.S. in Chemistry from Wheeling Jesuit University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University. He has published and presented multiple papers at American Chemical Society meetings.

Rita Gava received her Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education-Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, and earned a Masters of Science degree in Science Education from the State University of New York, New Paltz. She holds certification in both AP® Chemistry and IB Chemistry curriculums. Mrs. Gava is currently teaching for the Albany City School District at Albany High School, Albany, New York.

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