Product Review of AP Exam Review Flashcards
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, learners 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 learners can easily identify their strengths, weaknesses, and overall progress.
Flashcards cover material for 12 AP exams, so teachers may want to recommend them to parents or learners 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 learners 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.
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 learners 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.
Overall User Consensus About the App
Flashcard drill isn’t exciting, but the design makes it efficient. With review material for 12 tests, a wealth of information is available.
Curriculum and Instruction
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 learners can focus on specific areas as needed.