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AP Human Geography 8 th Grade Parent Meeting. April 7, 2014. Frequently Asked Questions . What is AP Human Geography? Connects Geography with Culture AP class designed for ninth grade Is AP Human Geography Hard? It is difficult---a lot of reading/vocabulary Between 30-60 minutes per night.

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frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is AP Human Geography?
    • Connects Geography with Culture
    • AP class designed for ninth grade
  • Is AP Human Geography Hard?
    • It is difficult---a lot of reading/vocabulary
    • Between 30-60 minutes per night
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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How can I be successful in AP Human Geography?
    • Study between 30-60 minutes per night
    • Ask teacher questions
    • Take notes on assigned reading
    • Be able to Infer answers using information from notes/reading
  • Know YOUR learning style &
  • what works for you!!!
gpa class rank
GPA/Class Rank
  • Grades in AP classes are weighted more heavily when calculating GPA and class rank
  • An 85 in an AP class is equivalent to a 93 in a CP class
  • An 80 in an AP class is equivalent to an 88
  • A 72 in an AP class is equivalent to an 80
  • A 95 in an AP class is like making a 103 in a CP class
getting ready for next year
Getting Ready for Next Year

Expect These Types of Assignments

  • Read Chapter 12 by next Thursday
    • Yes, it might be 80-100 pages
    • Don’t wait until next Wed. to read the chapter
    • You’ll be overwhelmed
  • You’ll have a Vocab Test in 4 weeks
    • Yes, it might be on 50-60 terms
    • Don’t simply memorize each definition
    • Be able to define them in your own words
    • That’s FOUR WEEKS…start getting ready as soon as they are assigned…don’t Procrastinate
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Getting Ready for Next Year
  • Check out Ms. Tierney and Mr. Clark’s website
  • Understand Importance of Staying Caught Up
  • Other Resources
    • Kaplan Book
    • Summer Reading
  • You Know How Busy You Are!!!!