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AP Exam Preparation Webinar AP Human Geography : Strategies That Help Students Pass The AP Exam

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  1. AP Exam Preparation WebinarAP Human Geography: Strategies ThatHelp Students Pass The AP Exam

  2. This one hour webinar session will: 1.Share review and study strategies 2. Give participants insight to using study guides & test prep materials 3. Share how to read into multiple choice questions 4. Share how to best prepare for Stimulus Based Questions

  3. AP Human Geography Exam Date: May 13 Format: Multiple Choice (M/C) - 50% 75 questions/60 Minutes Free Response (Essay) 50% 3 questions/75 Minutes Units of Study & Weight: 5-10% Geography (least) 13-17% Population, Culture, Political Organization of Space, Industrialization & Econ. Dev., Cities & Urban Land Use

  4. Review Schedule Things to Consider Spring Break Know Your Students Work With Other AP Teachers & Coaches AP Saturday Academy Pacing Diagnostic Test Administration– 1-2 Session(s) Reviewing Diagnostic Test Results – 1 session Unit Practice Tests (7) Mock Exam Plan Structured Reviews & Create a Calendar 1. Share review and study strategies

  5. Study Strategies • Thoroughly study content • Practice, practice, practice answering questions similar to those on the test • Review, review, review the answers on practice tests, AND students should be able to explain why an answer is correct or incorrect

  6. Sample Calendar

  7. Get The Word Out! • Announcements • Fall Semester Students • Post Time/Dates of Reviews • Incentives • Notify Parents/Guardians • Get them on board!!! • $$$ College Tuition • Quality Points & GPA • Follow-up • Attendance • Results of Diagnostic test • Help with Saturday Academy • Snacks • Transportation • Furnish extra Test Prep Books • They are Teacher’s Too!! • Teach vocabulary • Watch Power of Place videos as a family—case studies • Time practice tests with No Distractions • Extra Credit • Homework/Assignments • Examine results of diagnostic test and target needs of individual students

  8. √ Share review and study strategies 2. Give participants insight to using study guides & test prep materials 3. Share how to read into multiple choice questions 4. Share how to best prepare for Stimulus Based Questions

  9. 2. Give participants insight to using study guides & test prep materials • Select Test Prep Book • Diagnostic test • Results driven • Review Content – Re-teach/Homework – 30 minute PPT reviews for each unit on website • Vocabulary • Models • Theories • Integration of Geographic Tools • Case studies (Examples) • Practice Tests • An Outline (of Content Areas)

  10. √ Share review and study strategies √ Give participants insight to using study guides & test prep materials 3. Share how to read into multiple choice questions 4. Share how to best prepare for Stimulus Based Questions

  11. 3. Share how to read into multiple choice questions • Format • 75 multiple-choice questions • Answer choices: A – E • Start with easy questions (why?) • Start with 5-10 questions (timed, 1.25 minutes) • Context clues • Word association • Eliminating answer choices • Scoring—guessing verses leaving blank • Narrow to 2 answer choices • First response • “Go with what you know”

  12. Sample Multiple Choice Questions Roman Catholics are clustered in the U.S. southwest mainly because of migration of • Roman Catholics from Latin America • Roman Catholics from Northeast United States • Roman Catholics from Ireland • Protestants to the North • Protestants to the East Answer: A Question Source: Rubenstein, 9e • What do you know about the SW? • What ethnic group is concentrated there? • Encourage students to write on the test/scrap paper Apply U.S. History or Civics & Economics: Colonial Period Encourage students to apply prior knowledge

  13. A minisystem is a society with • a single cultural base • a modern economy • an extensive physical infrastructure • extensive urbanization • all of the above What is the key word in the question? Simply by identifying the key word, which answer choices were eliminated? How did you eliminate “B”? What is the answer? Tips & Suggestions: 1. The answer is often in the question. 2. Assure students who do not know the answer immediately, that they have the skills to find the answer. 3. Eliminate similar answer choices Question Source: Knox/Marston, 8e

  14. Answer is less than 1.25 minutes The first phase of the internal geographic expansion and regional integration of core regions was based on this transportation technology a. railroads b. aircrafts c. tractors d. trucks e. canals

  15. Answer: E Why is “E” the correct answer? Suggestions & Tips • Allow time during study sessions to discuss correct answers • Encourage students to share how they “figured-out” the correct answer

  16. Retired practice test questions: • http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/repository/ap-human-geography-course-description.pdf • Practice exams, available to authorized AP teachers through their AP Course Audit accounts • Main page • http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/humangeo

  17. √ Share review and study strategies √ Give participants insight to using study guides & test prep materials √ Share how to read into multiple choice questions 4. Share how to best prepare for Stimulus Based Questions

  18. 4. Share how to best prepare for Stimulus Based Questions What are stimulus based questions? Read and interpret information contained on • Maps • Charts • Graphs • Models

  19. Free Response Go to: http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_questions/2004.html?type=print Select 2010: Free-Response Questions • Review the question • Review the rubric/scoring guide

  20. From the review of the retired test questions, should students • pace themselves and use the time wisely? • spend time “dissecting” the question? • spend time outlining responses? • define terms? • demonstrate mastery of concepts by using examples found in case studies? • draw from current events for examples and case studies? • ensure that they answer the question? 8. attempt to answer the question?

  21. √ Share review and study strategies √ Give participants insight to using study guides & test prep materials √ Share how to read into multiple choice questions √ Share how to best prepare for Stimulus Based Questions

  22. Open Discussion Questions • What strategies will you use to make sure that your students know that they will score a level 5? • How do you plan to get them to your reviews? • How do you plan to partner with parents? • How do you plan to partner with other AP teachers at your school?

  23. References • http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/humangeo • Human Geography in Action, Knox, Marston (8e) • Human Geography in Action, Rubenstein, 9e.

  24. Contact Information haithe@gcsnc.com rerh@aol.com Register for the AP Human Geography listserve via discussion board http://apentral.collegeboard.com/humangeo Apply to be an AP Reader - go to above address

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