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Released AP Exams
« on: November 28, 2010, 02:33:05 pm »
Hello!

Over the past few days, I have been trying to find past AP exams released by the College Board.  Using this Google search, I have successful in finding all of the 2008 released AP exams.

Although only the 2008 exams will be helpful, I was wondering:  Is there any way I can acquire AP exams released before 2008.  I know there used to be a seller on eBay who sold a group of 73 past AP exams dating back to 1990, but that item ended. :(  For extra practice, especially in any possible things I might self-study, these exams would be very helpful.

Thank you for you help! :)


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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 02:45:20 pm »
Is that against school rules, though? Can this be considered as plagerism the same way it is when you download pre-made essays on french websites? Or are those AP exams just copies with questions? If it's the later it might be cool so you can learn a bit what they ask a lot and study harder on that stuff instead of the unnecessary stuff.

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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 02:54:04 pm »
Yes, these are just copies of old exams with past questions.  These are just like the ones that can be purchased in practice books at book stores, except these are past, official exams, making them better practice.  Every 4 years or so, the College Board releases the exam given that year to let teachers review it to make their classes more adaptive to the exam.  In the google serach in the OP, the pages are scans that some teachers made of these old exams.


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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 03:02:09 pm »
Ah ok that's cool then.

In Quebec, since a few years ago, there are students that cheat by going on sites from France that sells or give pre-made essays on specific topics and then submit those as their own work to their teachers and get good grades. It's a shame, really...

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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010, 06:22:02 pm »
No, the AP exams are different.  I didn't think you could scan them though. Oh well. I have to take an AP chem and AP cal one at the end of the year, so those would be helpful if you could send me the link, apcalc.

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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2010, 06:33:28 pm »
I wouldn't place much faith in finding exams that you haven't seen in class. Remember that the multiple choice questions on the AP exam are illegal to reproduce and everyone signs the contract.
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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2010, 07:08:00 pm »
Remember that the multiple choice questions on the AP exam are illegal to reproduce and everyone signs the contract.

Well, I am only looking for official released exams, so these multiple choice questions are not really that "illegal" to reproduce.  If they were from, say last years test, then, they would be illegal to reproduce, though.


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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2010, 04:33:21 pm »
I guess the choice questions are illegal because in some ways they contain answers, right?

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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2010, 04:34:53 pm »
if you're looking for the AP Computer Science one, i can definitely copy/paste you some questions my teacher gives as samples.


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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 04:44:25 pm »
I guess the choice questions are illegal because in some ways they contain answers, right?

It is illegal to distribute them because sometimes they reuse the questions from year to year.  Of course, they don't (I don't think) reuse the questions on the released exams. (Although I question that, as this year's PSATs were the same as the November 2007 SAT x.x)


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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 10:08:18 pm »
I guess the choice questions are illegal because in some ways they contain answers, right?

It is illegal to distribute them because sometimes they reuse the questions from year to year.  Of course, they don't (I don't think) reuse the questions on the released exams. (Although I question that, as this year's PSATs were the same as the November 2007 SAT x.x)
Really? How did you know that? So there is actually a way to obtain previous SAT exams?


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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2010, 04:16:59 am »
Over here they can re-use questions in exams it seems because I read old exams copies once and the new ones contained a bunch of questions from multiple previous years.

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Re: Released AP Exams
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2010, 07:29:03 pm »
I guess the choice questions are illegal because in some ways they contain answers, right?

It is illegal to distribute them because sometimes they reuse the questions from year to year.  Of course, they don't (I don't think) reuse the questions on the released exams. (Although I question that, as this year's PSATs were the same as the November 2007 SAT x.x)
Really? How did you know that? So there is actually a way to obtain previous SAT exams?

Here > http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/sat-act-tests-test-preparation/

There was a large discussion about this here (although it seems the topics have been pushed back several pages now)