AP Humanities Best Practices--strategies to engage and support students who want a 5 Preparing for the AP test
Practice makes permanent • Format of test/Time constraints • Styles of Questions • The Unknown • Free Response Questions
Format of Test • World History • Human Geography • US Government • Students need to be comfortable with the time they have to answer questions • Practice makes Permanent
Styles of Multiple Choice Questions • Normal Question (5 answers) • Except or Not Questions • Multiple Answer Questions • Map Questions • Graphs • Short Paragraphs
The Unknown • It is impossible to cover all content on the test in the finite period of time we are given • Give students questions that there is little to no chance of answering correctly • They will freak out… Seriously • They need to learn how to be educated guessers
FRQ’s • Spend time with your students on this • Scores across the country are abysmal… This is where they can get a step ahead • Make them better • Give them questions that they will not be able to answer all the parts (the must learn to get all the points they can) • Spend a day grading other peoples work • Make your test essays released exam essays and grade them with a rubric • Find the positive about your FRQ and focus on that when you talk about it.