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The first quarter exam will be Monday October 14 10:15-11:45 In room 108. The average of the two quarter exams is worth 20% of your grade. The first quarter exam is a cumulative exam that covers the summer assignment, Kael the Robot, and chapters 3 through 7 of the textbook. There will be multiple choice and free response questions.
On the actual AP Exam, the multiple choice question pace is 2 minutes, 15 seconds each, and the free response questions pace is about 15 minutes each. The AP Exam will be at noon, Friday May 8, 2020.
If you log in at https://apclassroom.collegeboard.org/ there is “Qtr 1 MC Practice 1” with some multiple choice questions.
It is a good idea to review your homework, labs, and the powerpoint slides (in Google Classroom). Last year's quiz questions were posted at PlusPortals. The file is called “Qtr 1 Quiz Review Chapters 1-6”. Password for the PDF of the questions is the Franciscan virtue Fall 2018! (Hint: it starts with an upper case C). Note that the final will not explicitly use questions from chapter 1 or 2. To check your work, go to https://quizizz.com/join and enter game code 024682
It is also a good idea to practice writing code. Don't forget if you are away from your computer, you can still practice writing code on your phone or iPad at https://codingbat.com/java. "Warm up" and "logic" are good categories to practice. You also may wish to try these practice free response quizzes from the past.
Things to watch out for:
private, to encapsulate)
elsebelongs to the previous
System.out.printwhen no printing is requested (This can be a 1 or 2 point Extraneous code that causes side effect penalty on the AP Exam)
returnin a constructor
returnsomething of the same type as a method's header.
returnsomething when writing a
voidmethod ( a method that isn't supposed to return something (This too has a AP scoring penalty)
Finally, please remember to get a good night's rest and a healthy breakfast! Good Luck!