AP Exam TODAY
Plus details on your Final Project...
INSTRUCT: Last Minute Reminders for your AP Exam on Monday
- The following are some tips for the AP Exam - not all are mine, but come from other sources as well:
- Don't worry too much. Just prepare wisely. To earn AP college credit, you have to perform like an average college freshman who earns a grade of C. They are not superheroes. Most of them are a lot like you, about one or two years older.
- ESSAY: Read both questions. Make small marks beside the words or phrases that are easy for you to define or explain. Analyze the question and answer ALL parts.
- ESSAY: Most of the 12 essay questions in the last 6 years have given you an example of a situation, and then asked you to use 4 or 5 specific psychological concepts to explain or predict what might happen. Break down each question into your own words, and see if the question is about defining and using these psychological concepts.
- Don't get upset. You don't need a perfect answer. In 1999 students who earned 5 of the 20 free-response points were very likely to earn college credit in psychology.
- ESSAY: Guessing can't hurt you. If you have some idea, say it. There is no subtraction of points for being wrong on the essay. Be calm, be precise, be swift, but use all the time allowed.
- ESSAY: No points are ever given for an introduction, preface, summary, or conclusion.
- ESSAY: No points are ever given for a list, a diagram, or an outline. You must use sentences and paragraphs.
- ESSAY: Answer first the parts you know best. There are no points given or taken away based on the order of your parts in the answer.
- ESSAY: Relax. You have 50 minutes. As you answer the parts you know best, other thoughts will come to mind. Jot them on the question sheet, and get back to them later.
- ESSAY: Focus on T.D.A. Use proper scientific psychology Terms. Define your terms (Show you know). Apply to the problem in the question.
- The "essay" portion of the exam is not testing essay writing. Rather it tests student’s ability to answer the question posed. Students do NOT need an introductory paragraph and a summary. They DO need to answer each part of the question clearly and succinctly. They DO NOT need to restate the question.
INFORM: Final Project Opens Tuesday!
Don't miss items or skip the assignments - because it can also impact your grade negatively, if you don't fulfill the requirements.
Instructions will open Tuesday - because between now and the AP Exam, your focus should be on Exam Prep!
Items to submit:
- Essential Question submission (assignment grade for 4th grading period)
- Outline and Works Cited (Essay test grade for 4th grading period)
- Discussion board post of PowerPoint presentation, plus comments on classmates' projects (assignment grade for 4th grading period)
- PowerPoint project (Final Exam grade - 25% of the grade for the ENTIRE COURSE!)