Monday, April 29, 2013

Motivation and Emotion Study Helps

This unit may have gone by quickly, but don't be fooled! There is a lot of terminology and theory to master when studying motivation and emotion. I've linked up below a number of video clips that you may find useful in reviewing  major unit concepts. You'll find the two flashcard sets for this unit embedded below as well.

Happy studying! 

Sunday, April 28, 2013

One Week To Go!

Next Monday students will take the AP Psychology exam! It is hard to believe the year has gone by so quickly, but this means the next week will be devoted to some pretty important preparations.

Some reminders:
  • Your Motivation & Emotion test is Tuesday, April 30th. Finish strong on your LAST unit test! No study session the evening prior, as Mr. Leahy tells me there was little interest.
  • You will review in class Wednesday - Friday.
  • On Sunday, from 1-5 PM, I'll host your FINAL review session for AP Psych!
Since that last review is a pretty extensive one, I've created a guide for you to use in planning how you wish to spend that time. As always, you are invited to stay for as much of the session as you can, but are free to arrive and leave when you need to, for any reason.

Later this week I will be composing a post with a bunch of online review tools for students. There will be a computer lab available during the study session for students who wish to use them. Of course, by posting them early I also hope to let students use them at home over the course of the week, as needed.

Good luck this week! Hope to see you all soon!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

We're in the Home Stretch!

Having just wrapped up a weekend review session focused on Developmental Psych and Learning Theory, I can really feel that exam prep is "in the air" in the AP Psych room. However, with prom dominating most people's schedule's next weekend, our next major review session outside of class will be May 5th (1-5 PM)- only ONE DAY before the exam! I'm super excited to be planning this final practice session, and I promise there will be something for everyone (including cake?).

However, you've got some things coming up on your schedules before that, including some important events this week:
  • On Tuesday (4/23) during 2nd Hour, you'll complete your pre-registration paperwork for AP Testing. You'll also get all the info about testing locations, when to arrive, how to get there, etc.
  • On Wednesday (4/24), you'll take your LAST quiz, on Chapter 13 (Emotion). Hooray!
  • On Friday (4/26) your Emotion Theory Posters are due.
  • Your TEST for Motivation & Emotion (& Stress) is Tuesday, April 30.
Students complete practice AP Psych exams on 4/14/13. What a crew!
Now, there's no need to panic. You'll be doing some in-class review on May 1-3, and we may even be able to squeeze in a review session on Motivation & Emotion prior to your test (depends on my schedule at my internship site). You'll also continue to work on your 40 Day Packets and 200 Analogies Packets on your own.

Keep up the good work as you continue your preparations for the AP Psych exam! We're now only two short weeks away!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Study Resources for Your Social Psychology Test

Monday you will be taking your unit test on Social Psychology, so I hope you'll be planning on engaging in some review between now and test day. Especially given that we had a long and luxurious break in the middle of this unit, some refreshing of your memory will undoubtedly be necessary if you are hoping for an optimal performance.

But, NEVER FEAR! I'm including some review tools in this post for your convenience, and I also hope you'll take advantage of the review session scheduled for 5-7 PM on Sunday, April 7. You already received a study guide for this unit's test, but if you're looking for more....

Good luck, everyone!