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The words and images in this deck are meant to guide students as they prepare for the AP Biology Exam. The words were chosen based on their emphasis in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework and/or their history of appearing on previous exams. These words are especially important for determining how one should frame their answers to the free response questions. This work builds upon the contributions of many great science teachers. Attributions are listed at the end.

AP BIOLOGY EXAM POWER WORDS

Published on Nov 18, 2015

The words and images in this deck are meant to guide students as they prepare for the AP Biology Exam. The words were chosen based on their emphasis in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework and/or their history of appearing on previous exams. These words are especially important for determining how one should frame their answers to the free response questions. This work builds upon the contributions of many great science teachers. Attributions are listed at the end.

PRESENTATION OUTLINE

POWER WORDS!

FOR THE AP BIOLOGY EXAM
The words and images in this deck are meant to guide students as they prepare for the AP Biology Exam. The words were chosen based on their emphasis in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework and/or their history of appearing on previous exams. These words are especially important for determining how one should frame their answers to the free response questions. This work builds upon the contributions of many great science teachers. Attributions are listed at the end.
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WHY STUDY THESE WORDS?

CLAIM

STATE, ASSERT, OR MAINTAIN THAT SOMETHING IS TRUE
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EVIDENCE

DATA FROM SCIENTIFIC OBSERVATIONS OR INVESTIGATIONS

REASONING

JUSTIFICATION FOR HOW EVIDENCE SUPPORTS A CLAIM
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SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

ADDRESSES A QUESTION, INCLUDES A CLAIM, EVIDENCE, & REASONING

INQUIRY

EXAMINE, ANALYZE, EXPLORE, INVESTIGATE, THINK, ASK QUESTIONS
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MODEL

TOOLS FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE THINGS THEY ARE MEANT TO RESEMBLE
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REPRESENTATION

DIAGRAM, IMAGE, ILLUSTRATION; ALSO SEE "MODEL"
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DEFINE

GIVE A MEANING FOR A WORD OR PHRASE
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DESCRIBE

TO GIVE A PICTURE OF SOMETHING IN WORDS
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JUSTIFY

GIVE A GOOD REASON FOR SOMETHING, SHOW TO BE RIGHT
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PREDICT

SAY OR ESTIMATE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FUTURE
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EFFECT

A CONSEQUENCE THAT CAN BE POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE
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CREATE/DESIGN

GRAPH DATA, GENERATE AN EQUATION, AN EXPERIMENT OR MODEL
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SUPPORT

BACK UP YOUR ANSWERS WITH DATA OR EVIDENCE
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ANALYZE

BREAK INTO PARTS, TELL ABOUT THE PARTS
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EVALUATE

JUDGE IT, TELL THE GOOD AND THE BAD
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DIFFERENTIATE OR DISTINGUISH

SHOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 2 OR MORE THINGS

COMPARE

POINT OUT SIMILARITIES AND/OR DIFFERENCES

EXPLAIN

TELL HOW TO DO, GIVE THE MEANING OF, GIVE REASONS FOR

IDENTIFY

NAME, LIST, OR GIVE AN EXAMPLE
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CONTRAST

POINT OUT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN 2 OR MORE OBJECTS

SUMMARIZE

TELL THE MAIN IDEA, TELL THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE, & END

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Follow the link below for more information about preparing for the AP Biology Exam.

http://www.clearbiology.com/ap-biology-exam-review/