I have been talking to everyone I know who certified in AYA science
last year to get advice on what to study and how. They all told me
essentially the same thing. Study your subject area at the AP level.
Borrow test and test study material from your AP teacher at school.
For the other subjects, study at the 8th-10th grade level or
introductory level of the subject. One of the teachers found a book
called The Sciences: An Integrated Approach by James Trefil and Robert
M. Hazen. This is a college text that is very readable. The edition
she used is the 2nd edition. ISBN # 0471161179. I found it used at
Barnes and Noble for $55.15. There is a newer edition of the book. Of
course, all the newer editions and nonused editions are a lot more
expensive. Even if I wasn't studying for the assessment center, this
is a book that I would want to have in my library. One of the teachers
said to pay particular attention to anything that could be considered a
cycle or chart in the subjects outside your subject area. Because we
are limited in notes, I decided to study and take notes as if I could
carry in anything I wanted and then restudy those notes closer to the
exam to figure out the stuff I was having a hard time remembering.
Those areas are what I plan on putting into the empty spaces in the two
booklets we can bring. Hopefully, all that writing will help. Good
luck to everyone. I hope your boxes arrived safely. Ruth-Chemistry