With the AP Statistics exam less than a month away, you’re probably starting to freak out a little bit. That’s totally normal! But rest assured, you are not alone. In addition to your classmates who are going through the same thing as you, there is a whole community of former AP Stats students out there who want to help. Check out a few exam tips from former AP Stats students!

**TIP #1: **"**I used Princeton Review for my review this year, and was really really prepared for the FRQ. Like, some of the practice FRQ were eerily similar to the actual FRQ.** Khan Academy has some great statistics videos, and Learnerator has a comprehensive set of review questions from every part of the exam that I liked going over (I like Learnerator in general, YMMV)." *- evelync*

**TIP #2:** "Something important to know:**1. Small concepts like "why can't you use this kind of survey?", or "what's type two error and how to calculate it?" are important, don't ignore them.**

2. Master your calculator. This'll save to sooo much time.

3. Keep your mind clear when learning all kinds of hypothesis tests. **Know WHY to use WHAT formula, try explaining it to yourself or others till it really makes sense.** (Our school offered an online class, so during the semester I was kinda confused by the two p-tests, but thankfully I figured it out yesterday, right before the exam. If you guys don't wanna be freaking out the night before, figure it out while you learn it).

4. Do a bunch of practice problems before the exam, **do released MC questions, they WILL be helpful.**" *- tina23*

**TIP #3: **"I thought I killed the M/C portion but there's a lot of tricky answers and stuff so **learning all the small stuff is really important.** I didn't self study but if you do i would suggest either barons or kaplans. I had barons but I really only used kaplans because it simplified a lot of concepts. Next year **if you study and understand hypothesis testing and probability you'll do fine.**" *- CCSenioritis*

**TIP #4:** "I have to warn you all that this is a whole new different world of math. This is not the typical "there's only one right answer" type of subject; statistics is more how you word things. **You need to get your concepts down. Every single one of them. Know them, understand them, explore them in context.** To me, the easiest portion of this course was the significance tests just because significance tests are very organized and step-oriented. **tbh I hate the 4 step system. Use this 9 step system: 1. Define your parameters 2. State null hypothesis 3. State alternative hypothesis 4. State your significance level (WITH JUSTIFICATION**, like "given in context of problem" or "standard accepted level") **5. State the test you will use and calculate your sample statistics 6. State whether your test meets the condition**s (MOST IMPORTANT STEP) 7. Calculate your z, t, X^2, etc. & p-value (make sure you also STATE the formula for finding each one, and THEN do your calculations using your actual numbers) **8. DRAW A GRAPH!!! 9. i) State the inequality of p-value compared to your significance level ii) say "Reject" or "Do not reject" null hypothesis iii) There is evidence to support that blah blah blah."** *- Dorfdude8*

**TIP #5: **"AP Statistics is not a hard course, given that you excel in Math. By excel in math, if you are in an upper-level math course (AP Calculus) and getting good grades, you will do similar or better in Statistics. **The concepts are not obscure; most are simple concepts with new variables, which can get a little confusing. The AP exam this year was a breeze (in my opinion) but you do need some logic and reasoning skills."** *- MrWiggles*

**TIP #6: **"This class is not too bad, but I did have an outstanding teacher. The exam was much easier than all of the practice we did. **I agree with those above about getting Barron's--it is useful. **However, I mainly used my notes for the AP exam, but my notes will not be the same as your notes. My teacher did a great job with his notes, so it prepared me more than anything. **You'll be just fine if you do your homework and keep up with everything!"** *- PhilipL*

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