What to do after the AP Exam?

Final Course Requirements!

AP Practice MC Test #3 - Last Day!

Today (April 30) is the last day this REQUIRED test will be open. Remember - you MUST complete TWO of these MC Tests. If you complete the third, I will drop the LOWEST of the three test scores.

INFORM: Final Project Opens Next Tuesday!

Rather than taking a Final Exam in your course, you will complete a Final Project - which has multiple steps and multiple items to submit! Remember, however, that the grade you earn on this Project counts 25% of your ENTIRE grade for the course. It is a great opportunity to pull up your grade.

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 next Tuesday - because between now and the AP Exam, your focus should be on Exam Prep!

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INSTRUCT: Last Minute Reminders for your AP Exam on Monday

  • The following are some tips for the AP Exam on Monday - not all are mine, but come from other sources as well:
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. ESSAY: No points are ever given for an introduction, preface, summary, or conclusion.
  7. ESSAY: No points are ever given for a list, a diagram, or an outline. You must use sentences and paragraphs.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. ESSAY: Focus on T.D.A. Use proper scientific psychology Terms. Define your terms (Show you know). Apply to the problem in the question.
  11. 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.



Students who attended the LIVE AP Review Sessions will have their extra credit applied during the next week.

Students who:

  • Attend 3 full sessions: extra 100 assignment grade
  • Attend 5 full sessions: extra 100 assignment grade AND drop lowest quiz
  • Attend 7+ full sessions: extra 100 assignment grade, drop lowest quiz, AND 5 points on lowest test grade.
These extra credit options apply to 4th quarter ONLY and were only awarded for attending the LIVE sessions. (We cannot go back and change previously reported grades)