This is a tough question. The AP Chemistry Exam is very difficult and covers a wide range of material that students are expected to learn about. The questions are elaborate and challenging. Students will be stretched beyond what they know in Chemistry, so it is very important that preparation begins NOW!
All students have been given an AP Chemistry workbook that is designed to unwrap the exam and prepare students for the topics that are covered. The workbook includes explanations about topics followed by practice test questions. By Spring, it will be expected that students have spent time working through the AP Exam booklet and covering the topics as best as they can. We just will not be able to cover it all in the year, so students much commit to spending time outside of class learning, especially the topics that we may not cover, but also reinforcing topics that we have covered in the past.
SPEND TIME STUDYING OUTSIDE OF CLASS! Students will not succeed if they are not willing to become independent and lead themselves to the resources that have been given to them as well as those available to them. Everything that they need to know is available in the booklet, textbook, and yes... even on YouTube!
YOUTUBE Chemistry - Students are encouraged to spend time listening to teacher explanations and lectures, or sample problems on YouTube. While this site is often used for goofy, funny, or interesting videos, it contains a wealth of educational videos that can be a real advantage for students who are visual learners. Or maybe it is just good to hear a different voice give a different spin on a topic. Spend some time on YouTube. Start by typing in "Electrochemistry" or "Kinetics"... GO!