Oceanography A: Week 17 Update

18/16/14/12 week Fall 2019

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This Week's Focus: Final Exam

We will take the Final Exam this week. As a reminder, you MUST take your final at some point between 12:01 AM Wednesday, December 4 and 11:59 PM Thursday, December 5. You are allotted 90 minutes for the exam and it will count for 20% of your TOTAL COURSE GRADE!


Please see below for detailed information about the final exam and AP Exam.


As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me:



Emily Kroutil

Emily.Kroutil@gavirtualschool.org

470-238-8663 (call or text; please do not call after 8 PM)

Final Exam FAQ

1. When is the final exam?

The final exam window opens 12:00 am December 4 (12/4) and closes at 11:59 pm December 5 (12/5). Students must complete the exam during this window.


2. How long in the final exam?

The exam is 90 minutes. You must complete the exam in 1 sitting. No starting, pausing and returning later.


3. Where do I take the final exam?

The exam is online in our course under Quizzes. It will become active and be the last quiz link on 12/4. Some schools require the final exam be completed at school with a teacher present; others do not. You should check with your facilitator about your traditional school's policy on when the exam should be completed during the 12/4-12/5 window of availability. If your school does not require the exam be completed during the regular school day, it is recommended that you plan for a quiet, uninterrupted time to complete the exam during the 12/4-12/5 window.


4. What is the final exam worth?

The final exam is worth 20% of your course average.


5. Are we allowed to exempt the final exam?

No, GaVS does not allow for exam exemptions. All students must take the final exam.


6. What is on the exam?

The exam is comprehensive. It will cover all modules from our course.


7. How should I study for the final exam?

Attend the Jigsaw final exam reviews. Go through every test and quiz you've taken this semester and hand write the question, the correct answer, and why the correct answer is correct for EVERY question you've missed. This will result in a review that is specifically tailored to your weaknesses. If you notice that you struggled with a certain concept, go back and watch the synchronous session that covered that concept or explore the resources in the Module's Course Resources Newsletter.

Final Exam Breakdown

  • 20% of your entire grade
  • You have 90 minutes to take the exam


  • The test has 50 Multiple Choice questions. The exam will be 50 questions pulled randomly from the test bank. So, one student might have more questions from Chemical Oceanography and none from Moving Waters. Another student might have more questions from Moving Water and none from Chemical Oceanography.


  • The exam is ALL multiple choice - not short answer or matching.

Want an individualized way to prepare for the final exam?

STEP 1: Go to EACH quiz and test you've taken this semester.

STEP 2: For each question that you missed, HANDWRITE the question, the CORRECT answer, and why the CORRECT answer is CORRECT (If you do this for tests, you can submit it as test corrections and earn +5 points back on your test)


Ta-da! You're reviewing for the final and focusing on the concepts YOU'VE had the most trouble with this semester!


PS - This is also the procedure for test corrections. If you want your corrections to count towards your pre-final grade, they MUST be turned in by 11:59PM on December 3 No exceptions!

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Synchronous Help Session

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd, 8-9pm

This is an online event.

Final Exam Review Session- I will be reviewing for the final exam. Click this LINK to join the session.


In general....

APES topics will be covered from 8:00-8:30

Oceanography topics will be covered from 8:30-9:00