APES Study Plan • Even if you do not have assigned homework every night, you should still study every night. • Start by making a plan of your time incorporating your other responsibilities including time to meet with your study group. • Don’t leave this all until the day before the exam, it will not work. • Make a notebook for APES containing these tabs for each exam. Use the syllabus to organize the year. • Chapter Objectives/Concepts • Chapter Outlines • Study Guides • Review Questions • Vocabulary and Crossword Puzzles • Labs and Activities • PowerPoint Notes/Lecture Notes • FRQ’s What you should do to prepare for major exams…
Vocabulary • Make flash cards based on the study guide and learn all of the vocabulary definitions • Play “6 degrees of separation.” You need to be able to relate the terms to each other. • Practice using the vocabulary when working on your labs and predicting the FRQs.
Notes • Recopy your lecture notes and powerpoint notes. Relate the examples and make connections to the main concepts in the chapters. • Highlight words or concepts that I make “subtle hints” about in class. • Make a list of questions to ask during class if there is anything unclear. • Please! Ask questions about concepts that you are unsure of.
Labs and Activities • Make a list of the labs and activities from each chapter. • Be sure you understand the purpose of the labs/activities and can explain how these labs relate to understanding the concepts in the chapters. • Imagine what kind of questions I may ask about these labs on the test.
Main Concepts • Use your Chapter Objectives to nail down the main concepts in the chapters. • Find these same main concepts in the lecture notes or powerpoint notes and any more that may not be in the book. • Predict the FRQs and make rubrics. • Form a study group and meet to compare your results.
Enjoy Learning! • Take breaks. • Sleep well. • Eat well. • Reward yourself. • Make studying fun, do it with friends in a study group. • Be proud of yourself for knowing so much!