The first semester exam will be in two parts on December 11 and 15, 2020. The average of the two quarter exams is worth 20% of your grade. The first semester exam is a cumulative exam that covers the summer assignment, Karel the Robot, chapters 3 through 11 of the textbook, and the related topics of these chapters that are part of coding bat and the apclassroom practice problems.
There will be multiple choice and short answer questions on Friday Dec 11, and 2 free response questions on Tuesday Dec 15. 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, Thursday May 6, 2021 (COVID-19 permitting).
It is a good idea to review your code from homework and the labs, the powerpoint slides, and notes from the textbook (in Google Classroom ), as well as Java2020-SFHS. Don't forget that you don't need a computer to practice writing code at https://codingbat.com/java. "Warm up" , "logic", String-1, String-2, String-3, Array-1, Array-2, Array-3, and AP-1 are good categories to practice.
To practice free response questions try
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!
PS: I have found other helpful free tutorial videos at LearnJavaOnline.com.