Free Resource for AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and AP Physics 1

The Etch Team
Posted on
August 25, 2022

Get free access to the best way to review for AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and/or AP Physics 1 for students starting school in Fall 2022. Fill out this form to receive access to content review that will help to both improve your grades in class and maintain your knowledge throughout the year so that you can score a 5.

What is Etch?

Etch is a new EdTech platform built on the efficiency of spaced repetition learning (SRL). With Etch, you can maintain long-term learning reviews from all of your classes in one centralized, easy-to-use platform. 

With Etch you only have to learn things once, instead of learning, forgetting, and cramming before your tests.

Etch is a new platform and is beginning an open beta this fall with content for high school, undergraduate, and medical students.

Link: What is Spaced Repetition Learning?

What content is included in the Etch pilot program?

Students participating in the pilot program will receive access to Etch’s spaced repetition learning platform and content review cards with fact review, practice questions, and video guides.

Etch will be rolling out AP Chemistry, AP Biology, and AP Physics 1 content throughout the 2022-2023 academic year. Pilot participation will be absolutely free and students will be able to keep the content they study during the school year indefinitely.

During the pilot, review content will be released in chunks throughout the year. 

Cards built with OpenStax content

The content in the review cards is sourced by the books created by our friends at OpenStax. OpenStax is an educational initiative that publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed and openly licensed college textbooks that are free online and low cost in print. OpenStax textbooks are currently used by 9,000,000 students at over 7,000 schools. Etch is on track to be the only SRL-focused OpenStax Ally by January 2023. 

Content review cards contain text, images, and practice questions that check your knowledge and reinforce difficult concepts.

Link: What’s the difference between Quizlet and Etch?

Video explanations from experts

Struggling with a concept or practice problem? Cards will include video explanations from content experts, so you’ll never have to waste time looking through YouTube or Google for expert help again. During the pilot, video access will be free.

This means that students who attend college to further their science education will be able to easily maintain what they learn in their AP classes, setting them up for college success. 

How do I use Etch within my school's curriculum?

We understand that Etch is new and that your school probably hasn’t plugged Etch into their curriculum yet, and that’s why we work hard to make it easy for you to integrate SRL into your study routine. The process is like this:

  1. Sign-up for our pilot for AP Chemistry, AP Bio, and/or AP Physics 1
  2. Answer questions about your study routine
  3. Enter your exam dates into Etch
  4. After you study a subject in class, unlock the corresponding section in Etch and begin reviewing
  5. As you study, Etch will schedule future content reviews based on your level of content mastery, study routines, and upcoming exams
  6. After the school year, you’ll retain lifetime access to Etch. You’ll be able to maintain knowledge with just minutes of review each month, preparing you for future careers, coursework, and standardized tests.

What features will Etch have during the pilot? What features will Etch be rolling out in the future?

Etch is a new platform that doesn’t yet have all the features it will eventually have. Despite that, we know that the combined efficiency of spaced repetition learning and high quality content will make studying easier even if it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles built in yet. 

Features Etch already has:

  • A review scheduling learning algorithm that considers your study routine, content mastery, and exam dates
  • Video content reviews
  • A platform that allows you maintain high quality content reviews from all your textbooks

Features on the upcoming Etch roadmap:

  • A polished mobile experience
  • Social threads that allow for peer-to-peer learning and meme sharing (let’s be honest, memes are the best teacher)
  • SRL content for all AP Exams 
  • Actionable insight on your progress towards mastering content on your AP exam
  • Homework integration so that your homework brings you closer to content mastery instead of just helping you to cram

I want to use Etch to study for my exams, but I’d rather use content from my textbook or online course than OpenStax - what should I do?

During the pilot, we will only be offering content based on OpenStax content. We’re currently working with other publishers to add long-term learning content to Etch so that you can maintain knowledge you learn from any source on one, easy-to-use platform. 

Our goal is to make it easy to integrate Etch + OpenStax content to your current course, regardless of the primary textbook used in your course. Because OpenStax books are peer reviewed and written by leading academics, you can be sure that the OpenStax content will closely mirror the content included in your course.

Participation in the pilot is free. 

How many people can participate in the pilot?

The pilot is currently open, but we reserve the right to close access in order to make sure we can provide the ebay possible experience to individuals enrolled in the program. 

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