Remind students to spend lots of time carefully reading the free-response questions on the AP CS A exam to prepare them for this portion of the exam.

  • Students may not read the problem statement and provided code carefully, but an in-depth reading is essential to their success on these questions.
    • In fact, students often report having extra time left over after the free-response questions. This is because they did not read the questions thoroughly.
  • Practice reading free-response questions together in class so students know what they should pay special attention to when reading the problem statement and starter code.
    • For example, students should look at the object types and their components.

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Interview with Josh Pudaloff