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Introduction to AP US History

Introducing Parents and Students to AP US History
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Matt Moore

on 28 August 2013

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Transcript of Introduction to AP US History

Introduction to AP US History
-Mr. Moore-

Objectives for Meeting
Overall Goals of AP Course
Review necessary supplies
Overview of Typical Unit
Challenges of AP
Benefits of AP
Resources for Help
Question & Answers
Resource for Questions/help
Overall Goals for AP US History
Scholarship Applications:
Prepare for
Success in
College
Become
Comfortable
With
High-Stakes
Exams
Challenges of AP US History
More Homework
Than Other Classes
Harder Tests
Than Other Classes
Lots of Reading
Longer Writing ASsignments
& Timed Writing Assignments
Dedication Required: If you want
to do well on the AP Exam
5 Hours of Homework/week
Sacrifice: Hard to Text and
Read at the Same Time
May Calendar: Prom, Track/Golf, Spring BB, Spring VB, Band, Speech, Debate
Extra-Curriculars:
Trying to Find the
Right Balance
Delayed Gratification
Benefits of AP US History
Improve Reading & Writing: Key to Success in College
H.S. will be easier
from here on out
Prep for ACT: Writing Portion is Timed & Similar to DBQ (Thesis and Supporting paragraphs)
Smooth Transition into College
Exposure to AP curriculum is a much better predictor of college success than a high school GPA or test scores
Improve Reading Skills
Improve
Writing
Skills
Analyze
evidence
and
construct
arguments
Typical Unit: 2 Weeks
Four
Chapter
Quizzes
Read Four
Chapters
Objective
Reading
Journals
Brief
chapter
reviews
Primary
Source
History
Labs
Multiple
Choice
Exam
Essay
Exam
Importance of
delayed gratification
(50-60 pages/week)
small group discussions
Remember to bring
proper supplies
Weighted Grade
Extra Credit
Opportunities
Constantly Ask about how you've challenged yourself, or risen above challenges
Not to mention that you're writing is being judged in applications
Keys to Success
Build
Confidence
And
Character
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