Tuesday, January 17, 2017

1st Semester Final Study Tools

[Note: these are also posted in Canvas for you, along with a 16-item practice quiz that you can take multiple times.]

Here some resources to help you dominate your 1st Semester final:
  • First, you want to know what you are up against. You will get a copy of this in class. It describes what the final will look like, and has some basic tips for study.
  • As the above handout suggests, you'll want to systematically review each unit/chapter. Here's a handy list of terms/concepts from first semester (which should help speed creation of concept maps or outlines). I will also make copies of this available in class. 
  • You will also receive a copy of the Who Am I? Exercise for reviewing famous people. HERE are the ANSWERS so you can check your work.
  • If you want to review the Which One Doesn't Belong Exercise that we completed in class on 1/13, HERE are the ANSWERS to that.
  • Want to test out your mastery of Semester 1 content AND impress your friends? I've got a competitive review game up and running in Quizizz. It has 50 questions and will be available until Jan 19.
    See if you can get your name to the top of the leaderboard! To play:
    1. Open https://join.quizizz.com (Links to an external site.) in your browser
    2. Enter the 6-digit game code 628156 , and click "Proceed"
    3. Now enter your name and click "Join Game!"
    4. You will get an avatar, and then see a "Start Game" button. Click it to begin!
  • Check out the Study Resources page for lots of general review resources. Including this Learnerator site for AP Psychology with practice multiple choice items (some require paid access, but many you can try for free). 
Since we weren't able to run the scheduled study session on Monday evening, I've posted the slide below (and in Canvas). In addition to some review prompts, there are several interactive practice question sets (in Quizizz) for you to try out.

I've also created a Quizlet flashcard set that combines all of the flashcards from 1st Semester this year. It's a whopper, but if you want to brush up on your vocabulary there is no better tool. Use the settings to shuffle & randomize terms (or better yet, complete the "Learn" mode) for a recall challenge.

Also, many students find reviewing the important "names" in psychology to be a helpful study approach. Below, I've embedded the Famous Psychologists quizlet. Please note that it contains the big names from the WHOLE year, so there are folks in here you may not be familiar with. But many will be familiar, so study away!

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