This has been sitting in my rss feeds forever and I've been meaning to comment on it.
Yes, Alfred, I agree. In computer science, at least, knowing the information is more important than passing tests. And I've always found that cramming doesn't work in any event.
I think for the APCS, the most important thing, is working hard ALL year, and then relaxing during exam week. Now if I could only convince the teachers in my building who insist on lockdowns for their students, ALL day, the day before.
Quoted from http://blogs.msdn.com/alfredth/archive/2008/02/26/how-to-study-for-a-computer-science-exam.aspx: