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1 Today’s objectives: Get Acquainted Find out what to expect Homework: Read and sign contracts Complete survey Gather supplies – pay $30 lab fee View website and read PP 1 a, b, c, d Looking ahead: Read and take Cornell notes due Friday, 8/29 Today’s Handouts: Syllabus, Survey, Academic Contract, Flinn Safety contract, Parent letter, Cornell note taking template, periodic table Welcome to Honors Chemistry! 8/20/13

2 Married to Keith Baldessari for 28 years 2 children: Sarah (Senior at Cornell University) Matt (Freshman at Westmont College, Santa Barbara CA) Golden Retriever: Sandy Here are a few facts about me...

3 Education: Hudson High School, Denison University Hofstra University, Cleveland State University (BS-Chemistry, MBA-Finance, MA-Ed.) I play the harp. I enjoy attending all of my children's sports events, music recitals, and other activities. I love entertaining and decorating our home for the holidays. I love to travel and enjoy boating, and snow skiing. I love the beach!!! And, I am an avid shark tooth collector.

4 What is Honors Chemistry? Lab based college preparatory class Prepares students for AP Chemistry 4

5 What does taking the AP exam and doing well mean to me? Financial Benefit At Miami University* in Oxford Ohio:  Acceptable score 3 to 5  Score of 3 earns credit for CHM 111 including lab (4 hours). Worth $ for an in-state studentCHM 111  Score of 4 or 5 earns credit for CHM 141, 142, 144, and 145 (10 hours). Worth $2,113.50CHM 141 *Similar benefits but different pricing at other state schools.

6 What does taking the AP exam and doing well mean to me? Benefit at Ivy League and other private schools: Make your freshman year easier Level the playing field (your peers will have all taken lots of AP courses) Acceptable scores 4 or 5 Impress College Admission Counselors Develop College-Level Academic Skills Save Money/Time – graduate sooner Choose a Major Sooner/register earlier Take More Elective Classes in College Add a Minor or Second Major More Easily

7 Next, Lets look at our handouts Syllabus Safety and academic contract Cornell notes template Parent letter Student survey Periodic table


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