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Chapter 24: Strategies for Success on the End-of-Course Exam
The AP Computer Science Principles End-of-Course Exam consists of 74 multiple-choice questions.
There will be questions about abstraction, data and information, programming, the internet, and global impact.
Most of the exam is about the first four topics.
The Internet and Global Impact make up less than 25 percent of the exam.
The number of questions you answer correctly will determine the score you get on the multiple-choice section of the exam.
There are four options for each question.
There will be one correct answer in most of the questions.
At the end of the exam, about eight of the 74 questions will have two correct answers.
There are no penalties for incorrect answers or unanswered questions.
You should have plenty of time to understand and make an educated guess.
There may be more than one question related to that prompt.
Do not ignore these questions.
If you skip questions, you will have to read the prompt again, which will take time away from answering other questions.
Cross out as many of the wrong answer choices as possible with your subject knowledge.
Be prepared to apply your skills.
The multiple-choice questions are not about vocabulary or remembering details of how a computer works.
The questions are about showing your understanding and practicing the skills you have learned.
If you spend more than 2 minutes on a question, make an educated guess and move on.
When you have time left, review your responses.
If you don't know what the questions are, make a guess.
Incorrect answers and unanswered questions are not deducted for points.
It's in your best interest to answer all of the questions.
You might not see the important commands if you read the question quickly.
The logic of the question is important.
Make sure you enter your answers correctly on the bubble sheet.
You need to fill in the bubble for question 4 if you're working on it.
Before you read the answer choices, think of your answer.
This can help you pick the best choice, instead of being distracted by wrong answer choices.
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