App review by Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Education | Updated August 2014
AP Exam Review Flashcards
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AP Exam Review Flashcards

Comprehensive, straightforward, self-scored study aid for 12 AP exams

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Pros: Stat reports break down specific areas of study, allowing students to focus their efforts.

Cons: Flashcard prep is pretty dry, and students self-score.

Bottom Line: Exhaustive, easy-to-use flashcards provide excellent review for a dozen AP exams.

Flashcards cover material for 12 AP exams, so teachers may want to recommend them to parents or students as a resource, especially for families with kids taking multiple tests. The bang-for-the-buck comes from the mutliple tests provided. Teachers for specific AP courses may find the review for a single test best meets their needs, especially in classrooms with just a few iPads. For in-class or at-home review, teachers could ask students to work through a quick study of ten cards daily, and then have them review their stats and focus on areas of weakness in a final homestretch before the test, choosing specific topics that need more practice.

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Twelve AP exam reviews are included -- World History, European History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Psychology, Statistics, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Environmental Science. For each exam, students choose study mode, flip through the flashcards, score their responses using a green check or a red x, and then decide which cards they need to review again. They can narrow card categories to focus on specific topics or do a quick 10-card blitz. A stats report shows each category with results arranged by "got it," "needs work," or "not yet viewed," so students can easily identify their strengths, weaknesses, and overall progress.

Students are in charge of their own learning with these flashcards, and stats make reflecting on their strengths and weaknesses really easy. The interface is sleek and easy to navigate, with no distractions or bells and whistles: just the facts and stats. Some cards include a one-word topic, with the flip side filling the screen with specific dates and details. A lot of reading is involved, but students should have encountered the material in their courses, so these cards should be for review only. With 12 of the most popular AP tests included, this is truly a gold mine of information.

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Flashcard drill isn't exciting, but the design makes it efficient. With review material for 12 tests, a wealth of information is available.


Explanations of answers are pretty thorough -- some are even rather lengthy for a flashcard -- and present the information in straightforward (very dry) text.


Scoring is self-reported: Students decide if they answered correctly. Detailed stats break down each test into categories and subcategories, so students can focus on specific areas as needed.

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