AP Psychology AB Course Update

March 31, 2014 - Mrs. Hall

Greetings Parents and Students,

Please read this bi-weekly newsletter for important information regarding your AP Psychology AB course.

If you missed my online Welcome Letter or would like to review any of the information provided click below.


Exam Remediation/Test Corrections

Mark Your Calendar

The AP Psychology Exam is May 5, 2014. That is only 5 weeks away! Now is the time to start reviewing material in preparation for the exam. I would strongly recommend using this time to make the most of Shmoop. Set up a plan to log in daily and practice drills and vocabulary. Many students also like to purchase flash cards and review books. Many of these items can also be found for free on the internet. Look for exam resources to appear in the course over the next several weeks.

After Spring Break I will begin hosting review sessions in my Adobe Office in preparation for the exam. Details about dates and times will be communicated very soon.

Please do not hesitate to contact me and ask any questions about the exam or for studying tips. I am here to help you succeed and want to see you make a 5 on the exam!


Some of you still have not taken advantage of Shmoop. This is your number one resource for everything AP Psychology. Need more information about the content? Try Shmoop! Need help preparing for multiple exams and FRQs? Try Shmoop! Need a place to go and review before the AP exam? Shmoop!

Follow the instructions below exactly to join: (email me if you have questions)

Visit: http://www.shmoop.com/signup/georgia-virtual

• Click “No” because you have never created a Shmoop Account

• Enter GaVS Magic Word: LANIER

• Create username and set password THEN JOIN A CLASS AND OUR CLASS CODE IS d54fb

• PRESTO! You can now visit “My Passes” to review all the Test Prep Passes available with Shmoop.

The more activities you complete, the more “Shmoop” points you get!! (And the more knowledge you gain!!)

Spring Break

The dates for GaVS Spring Break are April 7-11, 2014. No assignments will be due during this time. You may still work on and turn in assignments, but please note that teachers will also be off during this holiday and your work will not be graded until the following Monday 4/14/14. This would be a great opportunity to complete test corrections and to get started with Shmoop and AP exam review. I will check my email periodically throughout the week during this time.

Teacher Response Time (From the Student Handbook)

Email Response Time:

Teachers check their email daily, Monday through Friday, and will respond to you within one school day.

Do not expect your teacher to respond during the weekend or on listed Georgia Virtual School holidays. In the event that you do not receive a reply, please email him/her once more.

If you do not receive a response after two attempts and 48 hours, call your teacher.

Phone Response Time:

Teachers check their phone voicemails daily, Monday through Friday, and will respond to you within one school day.

Do not expect your teacher to respond during the weekend or on listed Georgia Virtual School holidays.

If you do not receive a response, please phone your teacher once more. The teacher’s contact information can be found in the Teacher Information widget on the course homepage or the course syllabus. If no phone response within 48 hours, please contact your facilitator immediately.

Grade Response Time:

Please allow a turnaround time of three school days after submitting an assignment during fall and spring semesters and one school day during summer semester; although you will often receive your grade sooner. For major projects, teachers may indicate a longer turnaround time for grading. Teachers will notify students when additional time is required to assess assignments such as projects.

You are encouraged to work ahead in your course. If you do so, your teacher will still grade your assignments within three school days.

Keep the turnaround time in mind when planning your schedule so that you can turn in assignments and still allow time for feedback.

Four More Weeks of Class!

There are only four more weeks until final exams. GaVS final exams are scheduled for May 7-8, 2014. Our last benchmark due date is May 2, 2014. All remediation will be due at this time. More information on exams and the end of the semester will be coming soon.

Contact Information:

My contact information can be found below and also on the Teacher Information Box in the course homepage.

Hours of Availability:

Monday - Friday


*Emails and phone calls will be returned within a few hours during office hours. Any correspondence outside of these hours will be returned the next school day.