AP Microeconomics

Bi-weekly Course Update 3/17/15

Check Grades

Grades have been updated to reflect the most current average for the benchmark period ending Friday, March 13th. Please log in to review scores and feedback left for assignments. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me as soon as possible. We are at the approximate halfway mark in the semester. Submit work on time (or early) to avoid the late penalties which adversely impact your average. Also, be on the lookout for an extra credit opportunity to present itself in a course news announcement prior to the start of GaVS Spring Break!

GaVS Spring Break Policy

Keep in mind...

  • GaVS Spring Break dates are April 6-10. Friday, March 27 is an assignment due date.

  • The late policy will be applied the week of March 30-April 3.

  • Students should keep up with their schedules and be back on pace once we return from Spring break on April 13th.

  • Students who have a different Spring Break should work ahead if they do not intend to work on their GaVS courses during their break.

AP Test Prep

  • Students should have registered for Shmoop using the information provided in the previous newsletter. If you have not done so, please register for this site. Sometimes extra learning opportunities will be provided via Shmoop.
  • AP Test Prep resources can be found on the TEST PREP tab on the Shmoop homepage. Shmoop provides review topics, drills, and practice exams.
  • A key component of test prep is to provide information about the format of the test. An explanation of each AP test format can be found in “Review Topics”. Overview is the first topic in “Review Topics”.
  • The web address for AP Test Prep is: http://www.shmoop.com/ap-exams/

Upcoming Material

As we progress deeper into Microeconomics, we explore the cost and revenue functions for firms operating in various market structures. The analysis of information (numerical and graphic) becomes increasingly technical. Please keep up to date with the readings and visit the weekly chats. Before long we will leave product markets and begin analyzing factor markets as we wrap up the course. The two are inextricably linked and we need to be able to seamlessly move between these markets. Continue to communicate frequently with me as you complete the material and encounter questions.