Final Exams

Many students ask me this question.

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AP Psychology Fall Mock Test


Fantastic work by these students on our Fall AP Psychology MOCK Exam. Class Average was a 65%, which is superb. Sixth period had a 67% and scored the highest overall by 3% points.

It is based on all Multiple Choice questions taken from former AP Tests. This was our best year EVER! Incredible job by all. I'm so enthusiastic heading into the spring semester. I can't tell you how excited it makes me. We have seen this program grow and grown and it has never been in better shape. Thank you all for your hard work.

To get a sense of how you would do on the AP Test, you can use the AP Test Calculator and play with that a bit. The AP Psychology Test Calculator is here:


Remember to adjust for the 2 Free Response Questions. You can see where the results so far could get you.

Also remember we'll be correcting all of the ones you missed on Friday, Monday, and Tuesday in class. Very exciting to be able to correct those, learn from your mistakes, and improve your grade as we get ready for the Final Exam.

Superb job everyone!

Agenda: Weeks of Dec. 4-8 & Dec. 11-15, 2017

Advanced Placement PSYCHOLOGY with Mr. Duez
Chapter 7 - Human Memory & Chapter 8 - Language & Thought
Week of Dec. 4 - Dec. 8, 2017
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: CH 8 Quiz; Quiz Review; Cognitive Process; "Thinking" & Problem Solving; Heuristics: Availability, Representative, & Base-Rate
TUE: TEST CH 7 & 8
WED: MOCK AP TEST First 50 questions
THU: MOCK AP TEST Second 50 questions
FRI: Collect Extra Credit; Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 8
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Week of Dec. 4 - Dec. 8, 2017
WEEK AT A GLANCE:
MON: Review for Final Exam; MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
TUE: Review for Final Exam; Collect: MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS
MOCK AP TEST CORRECTIONS DUE (sooner the better! that way I will be able to add it to your score and increase your chances of exempting if needed)
WED-FRI: FINAL EXAMS
Algorithms & Heuristics are almost always on the AP Test. Know them well. 
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Monday, December 4, 2017
Quote: “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.” ― Vince Lombardi Jr.

1. DO NOW: CH 8 QUIZ - Language & Thought
After the quiz...

2. Notes, Video, Discussion: Cognitive Process; "Thinking" & Problem Solving; Heuristics: Availability, Representative, & Base-Rate

3. Review 7 & 8 - Prep for Test on Tuesday 
EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 11
Availability Heuristic - "If you think of it, it must be important."
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Quote: "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." - Abraham Maslow

Agenda:
1. Test Chapter 7 & 8 -- Cognition: Human Memory, Language, & Thought

EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 11
For next time - prep for the 100 Question, 70 minute Mock AP Test. (We'll do it over both Wed. & Thu. since there is no late arrival & 5 7-pd classes this week.) Review the semester. 
Sadly, some students may want to start over from August. Or just ask me to repeat everything I said all semester.
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Quote: "You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs

1. FALL ONLY - MOCK AP TEST - 100 Questions, 70 minutes. Based off of released tests
(We will only have an hour, so we'll finish the remainder of the test Thursday, scan the results and begin corrections on Thursday)
Star Wars RETURNS next week Dec. 15th! 
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Thursday, December 7, 2017
Quote: 
"You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realize
You're the only one who can't forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense"
- Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam, Present Tense

Agenda:
1. FALL ONLY - MOCK AP TEST - 100 Questions, 70 minutes. Based off of released tests
(We'll finish the remainder of the test from Wed. today, scan the results and begin corrections)

2. Test Corrections. You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. We'll begin them next class period.

EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 11
Hopefully that is not how it will feel on the MOCK AP Test. If you know what I MEME?
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Friday, December 8, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. Extra Credit due at the beginning of this period. Will Collect today.

2. MOCK AP Test Corrections: We will continue these on Monday in class. 
You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

EXTRA CREDIT DUE ON FRIDAY, DEC. 11
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Monday, December 11, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

2. Mr. Duez will sign any exemption forms... although it is questionable as to why one would exempt the fall final (wouldn't the spring be much better, after the AP Test?).
You know you do this...
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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Quote: "A Freudian slip is when you say one thing but mean your mother." - Author Unknown

Agenda:
1. MOCK AP Test Corrections: You may not take these questions outside of the classroom. 

2. Mr. Duez will collect Test Corrections near the end of the period.

3. Final Exam Review & a look back at a great semester
What you might say if given a 1 in a million chance of passing a final exam. Thanks Lloyd Christmas!
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FINAL EXAMS: 
December 13 - December 15, 2017
Quote: "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
FULL FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE
Best of Luck on Your Finals!

Have a fantastic holiday & see you in January