You’ve learned much this school year and I encourage you to spend the balance of your time focusing on review of the topics you know best and carving out manageable time to tackle the topics that were a challenge perhaps as far back as September (perhaps forming peer-study groups or even retaining a tutor).
- If you have finished pre-calculus, take the MATHIIC exam. If you’re not a STEM focused student, Math IC is also a great option.
- If you are taking AP BIO or AP CHEM-you should be taking the SATII Subject test in BIO or Chem
- If you are taking AP World or US- you should be taking the SATII Subject test.in World or US
- If you are bi-lingual and can read and write in your native language-take the SATII language exam! Depending on the depth of your language proficiency, you may also consider taking the AP exam as well.
Reiterating: Cramming on your weaker topics is less effective than reinforcing the topics you know well.You can become easily frustrated and waste valuable time trying to learn something new.
Use the time towards maintenance of your confidence of how much you know.
- History exams – review your outlines for the finite number of anticipated short and long responses. (see grading rubrics below)
- Science and math exams- review application of important formulae
- If your teacher didn’t share AP rubrics, you can Google grading rubrics and see previously graded AP exams. This can be an eye-opener!
Here are a few of interest:
That said- these are rubrics for the traditional format- the 3-hour exam. Given the revisions in content and coverage- the exam isn’t “easier” –but different- and a wild unknown. And for that– no one will fault you if you don’t do as well as expected. Some students and people thrive in uncertainty and others do not. You’ve done your best and that is all that you can expect of yourself.
- Change your calculator batteries!
The display of bright vibrant digits is refreshing.
- Pack high energy protein snacks and
back-up pens and pencils to scribble on notepads for the exam — just as you would .under normal circumstances.
- IF YOU ARE ILL or your ALLERGIES are overwhelming on the day of your scheduled AP exam, do NOT take the exam. Illness includes “exhaustion”, headaches, stomach cramps– truly please don’t take AP exams if you don’t have your “game face” on the morning of exam day!!!
- YES there is even a set of make-up days in the odd world we are in – this year- it’s in JUNE!
- Summer Collegiate Programs: Congrats to all students accepted to in UF’s Summer Science Research Program, Miami Scholars, FAU H20, Northwestern, Cornell, Oxford, Johns Hopkins, WUSTL, Carnegie Mellon, UF RISE, Penn, Boston, Syracuse, George Washington, Georgetown, Tulane, Drexel!
While these were just a few of the amazing pre-COVID summer plans of my students — now many are redesigned as “online” learning opportunities. **** Please connect with the university to learn about the modality and instructional design BEFORE placing your deposit. If in doubt– let’s talk about the value of these programs?
- Some students were to have traveled abroad to study, conduct internships and volunteer in in Europe, Africa and Central America. While terribly disappointing- some settings are still possible to connect with the group of students who were going to join you.
- Finally, many campers were moving into leadership roles as counselors — a capstone experience after a decade as a camper. Will your camp help you design an experience to connect with campers remotely to continue within the community in a formal way?
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