Sunday, August 30, 2009

Start of School Year

Welcome AP Psychology Students. I just finished reading your essays and boy do we have a lot of work to do between now and May 12th - the date of your AP Exam!

Hints and reminders:
you have EVERY DAY!!!!!outlined for you. You come to class prepared having done the readings and prepared to participate in classroom discussions about the readings.

September 8th we will have a quiz on chapter 1, you will turn in your SQ3R notes to me at that time.
I will be passing out an article with questions Monday 8/30. Answer the questions based on the article with clear, well thought out answers. This is due on Thursday 9/3, typed.
email me questions

Ms. T

Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday Memorial Day -Holiday

Tuesday we will head into the computer lab to get you going on your psychology project.

You will also need to take this survey from this link - while in the lab

This will help me reflect on my teaching from the last year and help make the course a better one!



Saturday, May 23, 2009

Your Final Project

AP Psychology Final Project Final Exam

I would like everyone to creat a multimedia type project that reflects two concept that we have learned in psychology this year.

This project can be an imovie format - see this link for tutorial

You can also use this format for making an iphoto booth

This project will be assessed in the following ways:

Next Thursday May 28th you will need to present to me where you are in your project. This can be reflected as a storyboard, outline, script or two page synopsis. Please email these to me at FYI you will be graded on this part of the project at 70% of your final grade. WHY ? I feel that the process is the most important part of the project as it reflects your thought process, your organizational skill set, ideas, and content mastery.

Sources – Keep track of all of your sources. Proper citations please. 10 points

15 Points What is the Main Idea or Theme?

15 points List three continuations of the main idea or theme in depth thinking.

15 Points How long will it be? How are you going to do this? What type of media are you going to use?

15 points List your script or order of events, use a story board, outline or summary.

If you would like to see the PBWorks page that I made including my imovie on existentialism click here

DUE DATE Your final is due on June 3rd at 8 am NO EXCUSES NO EXCEPTIONS

Sunday, May 17, 2009

May 18th

Today we will be having scientists from UCSF come to our classroom to help us in brain dissections. Show up to class on time with questions and your enthusiastic self.
I will expect a report similar to a lab report detailing what you observed during the dissections.

Final Project
Your final project will be your final exam. Each of you (either in groups of 2 or 4) are required to create and present your final. Your final project is on a topic in psychology that you have discussed with me. The format must be a multimedia presentation. We will be heading to the computer lab this thursday and i will show you how to use the imovie and iphoto program . The format can also be a powerpoint presentation. You will be required to present it during finals week to the class. The idea would be that I would be able to use your presentation in my psychology class in the following years.
See Me for More Details.

Monday, April 27, 2009

AP Review

Hey Folks -

Since this week is STAR testing your classes are limited. Make good use of your time by reviewing for your final exam. CLick here for the notes

I highly advise you to finish your SQ3R notes for Chapter 17 as we will begin the final chapter next week.

Start your AP review by looking over the review sheets and finding out what you are not familiar with and list these as priorities . Begin to study from these lists and your text book.
If you haven't turned in your "Choosing a Psychotherapist " article or Chapter 17 notes do so now.


Friday, April 17, 2009

AP Review

Now is the time to start your review for the AP Exam. Some things that I would do NOW:

a) Purchase a review book from a book store (some are available online and USED).
b) Begin a review of the text book using the worksheet that I have prepared.

Click here for the worksheet.

This is the website for AP Central. AP Central has lots of great resources for helpful hints for the AP exam.

Homework Due: Read Article " Choosing a Psychotherapist" and answer the assigned questions.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Monday April 13th

Yes- there is school and it's a normal day. This week we will be finishing up psychopathology. Finish reading any part of chapter 16 and begin to prepare for a quiz this Thursday.

Your homework over break was to make/construct a crossword puzzle from chapter 16 - Psychological Disorders.

For Thursday:
Study for the quiz on chapter 16
Turn in all SQ3R notes on Chapter 16 as well as any missing or old work - The grading period ends this Friday so BE RESPONSIBLE


You will find all sorts of helpful study aids here at the student pages.