Your performance on multiple-choice questions will affect two-thirds of your test grade.
The multiple-choice section of the test will be taken first.
You will be given 70 minutes to answer the 100 questions.
The questions are difficult to answer.
Don't be alarmed if you have more trouble answering the questions that appear later on the exam; that's just the way it should be.
We hope the strategies below will help you with the exam.
You don't need to look at the answer choices in order to answer many of the questions on the test once you've prepared for it.
It's a good test-taking strategy to try to answer multiple-choice questions before looking at the choices.
You have a good sense of what you are looking for when you look at the answer choices.
Tiger is very concerned about doing the right thing.
He feels guilty when he thinks about doing something immoral.
If you're familiar with Freud's theory of personality, you could guess that the answer would be "superego" without checking the answer choices.
The answer is slightly less obvious in this case.
It will have to do with concepts such as genetics, nature, and/or neurochemicals.
Selecting the answer is fairly simple once you identify the potential answers.
The correct answer is B because hormones and neurotransmitters are examples of the kind of neurosciences the psychologists believe influence thought and behavior.
Before you make your final choice, read all the answer choices.
Even though it is helpful to imagine what the answer might be without reading the answer choices, it is important that you read and consider all the choices presented.
One of the answer choices will be appealing, but another answer is better.
You are supposed to identify the best answer on a multiple-choice test.
You won't be able to identify the correct answer on the exam if it's more difficult than the examples above.
The multiple-choice format is beautiful.
You should always read the answer choices carefully.
Cross it out and eliminate it from consideration when you decide a choice is incorrect.
You will be able to use this method a lot.
Past versions of the AP Psychology exam included a guessing penalty to discourage students from guessing.
The score for the multiple-choice section of the AP test is based on the number of questions answered correctly, and no points are deducted for questions answered wrong or blank.
If you feel like you are guessing, you should answer each multiple-choice question.
Do not spend a lot of time on a difficult question.
After you read a question and look at the answer choices, make your best guess.
If you have time at the end of the section to think about it, mark the question in your test booklet.
Don't let the thought of missing a question affect your performance on subsequent questions.
If you want to avoid negative thoughts about a few difficult questions, focus on the information you already know.
A few other suggestions about how to make good guesses on multiple-choice tests may help you if you are trying to eliminate incorrect choices.
Use your commonsense.
Don't forget to use your common sense when you think about what you've learned.
If you know that there is no correlation between the variables and that the relationship is a perfect one, your common sense can help you choose the answer.
The correlation between these variables is likely to be positive, so you should choose between choices C, D, and E. Some of the variation in how people do on the test is related to factors other than time spent studying, for example, prior knowledge, how rested they are, and test anxiety.
Common sense tells us that.62 is the best choice.
You can use your knowledge of psychology.
Language used in the question's stem can give you a clue about the answer.
The correct answer will often use language from the perspective indicated in the question.
You know you're looking for an answer that uses behaviorist terms and concepts when the stem of the question tells you that the correct answer must be one that a behaviorist would agree with.
The options use cognitive psychological terms.
Psychoanalysis language is used in option C and bio-psychological language is used in option D. Only option B uses terms from the behavioral perspective, so it must be the right answer.
Choices that contain words like all or never are not always correct.
You are looking for the best answer.
If some of the choices are so similar that one cannot be better than the other, neither can be the correct answer.
The multiple-choice section of the exam is enough time for most students, but they should not spend too much time on any of the questions.
Make sure to wear a watch to the exam and note when the section begins and ends.
You have just over two-thirds of a minute for each question since you have 70 minutes to answer them.
Use the techniques we have suggested.
If you find yourself confused, skip the question and come back to it once you have completed the section.
If you are debating among several answer choices, mark the question so that you remember to review it once you have finished the other questions.
There are different exams.
If you cram for the same amount of time before the exam, you'll miss out on studying time.
It's important to study, but so is sleep.
A moderate level of arousal will help you perform well on the test.
You will want to "psych" yourself up for the test, even if you don't want to be so anxious that you can't focus.