Homeschoolers are always looking for ways to save money. That includes saving money by seeking out scholarships. Another way to save money is for your student to earn college credits with AP test prep. The results of AP exams will be used by colleges and universities to determine if they will grant your student college credit or allow your student to skip the equivalent course. AP Test Prep helps with that!
Well, just how do homeschoolers prepare for AP exams? I wondered myself so I will share with you AP Test Prep for Homeschool with these resources from REA. These resources make it pretty easy.
The two resources we have been using are REA’s AP Chemistry All Access and AP U.S. Government and Politics Crash Course.
~ Don’t miss the giveaway at the end. We received these REA Test Prep resources in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are our own and we love the benefits and blessings we are continuing to see! Please see our disclosure policy.
What is Advanced Placement (AP) and How Does it Work for Homeschool?
That was my question! Yes, I remember taking the US History AP exam myself in high school. But I didn’t have test prep resources like these fantastic books. I have both a graduating senior and a junior. So the timing of these resources is perfect. With all our of Tapestry of Grace history studies over the years, our US Government course and my son’s Chemistry studies, we felt these subjects would be a great choice.
Advanced Placement exams are taken each May by students who have been in AP courses that year. So, having these resources now will be great prep for my students to take these exams.
ALL ACCESS™ A book that is more than just a book.
What is really great about AP Chemistry All Access? Three study tools at once! This, of course, speaks to learning styles. Plus my high schoolers can do their test prep anytime, anywhere with three study tools working together: book, web and mobile.
The All Access system gives you a targeted review of AP® topics, expert test-taking strategies, and an exclusive suite of online tools that will help you study smarter and score higher.
So, each book has a special code for the student to enter for online access to practice tests. For AP Chemistry, this includes:
- 8 quizzes
- 2 mini-tests
- 1 full-length exam
- 100 e-Flashcards
And for AP U.S. Government and Politics Crash Course, this includes a free, online practice exam.
Three Study Tools Working Together
- Book: Targeted review of the material you’ll be expected to know on the Chemistry exam, plus proven tips and strategies for answering every question type.
- Web: Diagnostic tools at the online REA Study Center help you pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses, so you know exactly where to focus your study.
- Mobile: Customizable e-flashcards mean personalized prep – practice where you need it most.
Late Start? Crash Course Helps
Got a late start? The Crash Course resources from REA are great answer for that! So, you can get a crash course test prep book this month and be set for the May test.
How Are We Using These AP Test Prep Resources?
We are using REA AP Test Prep resources in just the way described – book, mobile and web. Both my high schoolers have different learning styles. My eldest is very visual, while my son is an auditory learner. So we are finding the variety of learning material perfect to meet the different needs. Not only do we have the book, there are the web-based practice tests and the flashcards on their mobile devices.
The suggested course of study and the Test Day checklist are just what we need!
Have High Schoolers? You Might Also Be Interested In:
- AP U.S. History
- AP Calculus All Access
- AP Chemistry Crash Course
- and all the other AP resources from REA!
- Plus, our author, Cindy, shared a review of REA’s CLEP Test Prep resources.
At $22.95 for All Access Chemistry and $14.95 for AP U.S. Government Crash Course, I think the REA AP Test Prep books are well worth the money! But even better, you can save 20% through April 30, 2016! Use the code WEAO upon checkout.
Now for the GIVEAWAY!
One winner will receive the following from REA:
(1) AP Chemistry All Access
(1) AP U.S. Government and Politics Crash Course
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Homeschooling for over fifteen years now, Tricia faces a daily dose of chaos with five children and her eldest graduates this year! She shares a mixture of art lessons, recipes and helpful homeschool habits at Hodgepodge. She and her husband, Steve are owners of Curriculum Choice.