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Freud, Maslow, and Skinner! Oh My!
My students need 25 Barron's AP Psychology review books to help study for the May AP exam and possibly receive college credit.
You never know what you are going to learn about when you step into our classroom. Our students learn everything from the parts of the brain to terms that describe psychological disorders affecting people in the world. With so much packed into a semester long class our kids need help reviewing!
Our students strive to be the best they can be.
We have a competitive AP program that allows students the opportunity to get college credit for a variety of courses. An introductory course in Psychology is a class that many college freshman need. These review books could help to give students the extra push they need to score high enough to receive that credit. At our school, AP Psychology is a semester long course which means that I have students that completed the course in January 2014 but will not take the exam until May 2014! This down time between the class and the test could be detrimental to their scores! I believe these review books will be the "it" factor in determining whether or not my students from the fall can be competitive with my spring semester students. The fall semester students have been asking for some type of way for them to review and now my spring semester students are realizing the benefit that these books could have.
When we receive these books I will give first priority to the students from the fall semester with the remaining to be shared with the spring semester students. The books can be used to review general information with sections devoted to each major unit in psychology. They also contain a pre-test and post-tests for the students to take to give them an idea how much work they need to put in, and hopefully tell them how well they will do. One on of the most important parts of the AP exam is the free response section. I do a lot of practice on these in the classroom, but these books provide example prompts with annotated essay examples to show the students what a good essay looks like. That information is invaluable.
For some of my students, the cost of college is one of the biggest obstacles they will ever face.
Even the ability to eliminate one class from their long list of classes they have to take will make such a difference in their lives. Using these books, they will be able to walk into the AP testing session confident, prepared, and ready to beat that test! As any teacher can tell you, attitude can make all the difference in the world.
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