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1 Lake County Schools Investing In Excellence! College and Career Readiness Academic Services April 2013

2 AP Seminar For Advanced Placement _______ WELCOME Academic Services April 2013

3 Community Builder: Just like me….. 1.One person begins introducing themselves to the group 2.When another person in the audience hears something the previous person shared that is “just like them” the chime in say “ that’s just like me” 3.The person that chimed in saying “ that’s just like me begins introducing themselves starting with the connection from the previous person. 4.Repeat step 2 and 3 until all members in the audience have introduced themselves.

4 Students will share with the class one strategy or tip they will use on exam day I DO Instructor will review the 21st Centry skills and AP success stats with students and make a conncetion to the AP Seminar Instructor will review specific content for AP course of study WE DO Instructor and students will utilize test taking strategies to answer multiple choice and free response answers YOU DO Students will utilize materials from the AP Seminar to study for AP exam April 6 & April Learning Goal : Learners will understand and implement effective test taking strategies for passing AP exams. Objective Learners will: utilize content knowledge learned in AP courses coupled with effective test taking strategies to increase pass rate by completing practice AP test questions Bellwork: Community Builder Strategic Plan Goal # 1 Increased Student Achievement NEXT STEPS: 1.Utilize new learning and implement on AP exam 2.Continue to study for AP exam Benchmarks: Exit Activity Essential Question: How do we revolutionize the way we teach, lead, and learn for 21 st century success? Common Language: Advanced Placement Effective Strategies

5 21 st Century Skills Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap 1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2. Collaboration and Leadership 3. Agility and Adaptability 4. Initiative and Entrepreneurialism 5. Effective Oral and Written Communication 6. Accessing and Analyzing Information 7. Curiosity and Imagination Academic Services

6 Positive Statistics Hurray Lake County Schools Lake County Schools…. –Named to the College Board District Honor Roll

7 Content Overview Brain Dump Activity for 14 time periods of US History Highlight anything you have questions on Thesis Drill (DBQ/FRQ topics) Answer questions

8 Strategies and Practice: Multiple Choice 80 Multiple Choice questions in 55 mins. Answer every question; skip it and come back to it if unsure; check every so often to make sure you are bubbling in the right number If time left over, review your answers; only change it if you read the question wrong; trust your 1 st choice otherwise

9 AP MC Grading Scale Raw Score AP Score (# of questions right) and below1

10 Strategies and Practice: Free Response 1 DBQ (document based question) + 2 FRQs (free response questions) 15 minutes: mandatory reading/planning/prewriting Hand out writing booklets Big chunk of time (115 mins.): 45 mins. to write DBQ, 5 mins. planning, 30 mins. write FRQ #1(choose 1 of 2 = B4 Civil War); 5 mins. planning, 30 mins. write FRQ #2 (choose 1 of 2 = After Civil War)

11 DBQ Helpful Tips Hook, background information, THESIS (take a stance) Minimum = use one more than ½ the documents (the more, the merrier) Group the documents; no laundry list MUST HAVE OUTSIDE INFORMATION! (info. not given to you in the documents, something you add from your brain)

12 DBQs Continued… Show analysis, not just description Paragraphs should be at least 3-5 sentences in length (not an entire page) Use the documents and cite them –Ex: “According to Cotton Mather (Doc. A), it is evident that…” Try to evaluate the usefulness of the document (strengths/weaknesses/bias)

13 DBQs continued… Answer the question provided (not the one you want to answer) Focus in on the dates provided in the question (they chose those particular dates for a reason) Adding info. from outside of the time period isn’t helpful unless it shows causation or impact

14 Exit Activity With a shoulder partner, turn and talk about one strategy you will utilize on your AP exam and why.

15 Lake County Schools Investing In Excellence! College and Career Readiness Academic Services April 2013


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