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AP Biology Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

AP Biology Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

AP Biology Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

AP Biology Crash Course, Book + Online: Get a Higher Score in Less Time

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AP® Biology Crash Course® - updated for today's exam

A Higher Score in Less Time!

At REA, we invented the quick-review study guide for AP® exams. A decade later, REA’s Crash Course® remains the top choice for AP® students who want to make the most of their study time and earn a high score.

Here’s why more AP® teachers and students turn to REA’s AP® Biology Crash Course®:

Targeted Review - Study Only What You Need to Know. REA’s all-new 3rd edition addresses all the latest test revisions. Our Crash Course® is based on an in-depth analysis of the revised AP® Biology course description outline and sample AP® test questions. We cover only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.

Expert Test-taking Strategies and Advice. Written by a veteran AP® Biology teacher and test development expert, the book gives you the topics and critical context that will matter most on exam day. Crash Course® relies on the author’s extensive analysis of the test’s structure and content. By following her advice, you can boost your score.

Practice questions – a mini-test in the book, a full-length exam online. Are you ready for your exam? Try our focused practice set inside the book. Then go online to take our full-length practice exam. You’ll get the benefits of timed testing, detailed answers, and automatic scoring that pinpoints your performance based on the official AP® exam topics – so you'll be confident on test day.

Whether you’re cramming for the exam or looking to recap and reinforce your teacher’s lessons, Crash Course® is the study guide every AP® student needs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738612683
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Series: Advanced Placement (AP) Crash Course
Edition description: Third Edition, Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 117,586
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

About Our 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. In 2004, he earned his Executive Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University.

Mr. D’Alessio has had an extensive career teaching all levels of mathematics and science, including AP Biology, chemistry, physics, algebra and geometry. Most of Mr. D’Alessio’s AP Biology students received scores of 4 or 5 on the AP Biology exam.

Currently, Mr. D’Alessio serves as the Supervisor of the Mathematics and Business Department at Watchung Hills Regional High School in Warren, New Jersey, overseeing a department of 30 teachers.

About our Revisions Editor
Christina Palffy earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and an M.S. in biology from Northeastern Illinois University. During 8 of her 24 year teaching career, Ms. Palffy taught botany, general biology, environmental biology and genetics at Harper College and the College of Lake County. For 16 years she has taught high school biology, including 12 years teaching AP® Biology. Ms. Palffy currently serves on the board of the Illinois Junior Academy of Science and currently teaches at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois.

Table of Contents

About Our Book v

About Our Authors vi

Foreword vii

About REA viii

Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Keys for Success on the AP® Biology Exam 3

Part II Content Review

Unit 1 Chemistry Of Life

Chapter 2 Matter 15

Unit 2 Cell Structure And Function

Chapter 3 Cellular Structure 27

Chapter 4 Membranes and Transport 31

Unit 3 Cellular Energetics

Chapter 5 Energy 37

Chapter 6 Photosynthesis 43

Chapter 7 Fermentation and Cellular Respiration 49

Unit 4 Cell Communication And The Cell Cycle

Chapter 8 Homeostasis 57

Chapter 9 Cell Cycle and Mitosis 61

Chapter 10 Cell Communication 67

Unit 5 Heredity

Chapter 11 Meiosis 73

Chapter 12 Structure and Inheritance of Chromosomes 77

Unit 6 Gene Expression And Regulation

Chapter 13 DNA Structure and Replication 93

Chapter 14 RNA Structure and Gene Expression 101

Chapter 15 Nucleic Acid Technology and Applications 105

Chapter 16 Regulation of Gene Expression 111

Chapter 17 Genetic Variation 117

Unit 7 Natural Selection

Chapter 18 Natural Selection and Evolution 127

Chapter 19 Evolution: An Ongoing Process 131

Chapter 20 Common Descent 139

Chapter 21 Origin of Life 143

Unit 8 Ecology

Chapter 22 Population Dynamics 149

Chapter 23 Community Dynamics 157

Chapter 24 Ecosystem Dynamics 163

Part III Test-Taking Strategies And Practice Questions

Chapter 25 Practice Multiple-Choice Questions 173

Chapter 26 Science Practices and Essay Writing 199

Part IV AP® Biology Labs

Chapter 27 The AP® Biology Labs 205

AP® Biology Equations and Formulas 236

Practice Exam

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