When a teacher tries to give you a homework assignment after the bell rings…
I’m not quite sure what the curriculum for regular calc is. :(
However, I have no doubts that AP calc would go a lot faster (and perhaps more in depth, depending on if you’re taking AB or BC exam). If you’re very good at math, then I don’t think it would be /too/ difficult. I would suggest getting the Calc for Dummies book and also the Barron’s Review book to prep for the exam. (:
when ur mom comes into ur room and u have to pretend that u are studying quick
Every week, we have a recap of questions that I didn’t get a chance to answer during the week. To avoid spamming your dashboard, we’ve compiled your questions into one. (: If your question wasn’t answered recently, you’ll probably find it here!
Don’t scream!! :( Maybe find a friend who can work with you on your physics, and maybe talk to the teacher too. I’ve never taken Physics 1 (I’m in Physics C E/M right now), but I’ve heard it’s not that bad of a class. You can try getting a review book or look for online resources as well, but I think you just need to believe in yourself and take it one step at a time! (:
I LOVE LANG <3
And of course I have advice!
1) Keep your language formal. Don’t use ‘you/yours’ in your essay.
2) Make sure you understand what you’re saying. Don’t use vocab words that you don’t know (and just hope you’re using right), and avoid purple prose and cliches.
3) Develop a decent thesis. That’s everything. Make sure your thesis is insightful, but not over 1-2 sentences.
4) Avoid three-pronged essays. Lang requires that you have higher level thinking and the ability to make one idea flow to another without relying on a three pronged thesis! It will not hurt to have a three pronged essay if that’s the best you can do, but you’ll rack up a lot more points if you avoid that.
5) When writing an analysis, it’s a good idea to go from the beginning to the end. Analyze how the author used tone/style/rhetoric in the opening, middle section, and closing. That doesn’t necessarily mean “in the first paragraph, the author…” “in the second paragraph,” and so on (though if you think it works, you can do that), but try to divide up the essay into sections and analyze it chronologically.
6) As for synthesis essays, make sure you are interpreting the prompt AND the individual passages. Simply sticking quotes into your essay won’t get you any points!!! Use the passages for support for your thesis, but make sure you add some commentary of your own as well.
7) The argument essay… try to be original and creative in your response, and make sure you support your thesis WELL.
I think that’s all I’ve got for now, but I hope this helps!
Oh hey another Lang question! Asides from the essay writing tips above, I’d also suggest keeping up with your readings (we read a lot of novels outside of class last year). Know how to annotate (http://theaplyfe.tumblr.com/post/95773555589/englitstudent-sorry-for-how-late-this-i) when reading, and READ WITH DETAIL.
I’ve always kept my agenda/planner up to date with my assignments and test dates. ;) It helps me!
Finally, for exams, get a decent review book. 500Qs you need to know before test day for AP Lang is perfect. It’s difficult, but that meant the AP test MC was *so* incredibly easy (and I recall many AP students complaining about that last year). Make sure you also practice for the writing (take a look at some of the old prompts and practice!) and get used to the style of essays you’re supposed to write!
I actually didn’t take AP Physics B. I’m taking AP Physics C E/M right now (as stated above!), but Katie took B last year. ;) She loves physics and doesn’t think it was too difficult, and everyone did pretty well in the class and the test!
History and English go hand in hand; I believe that’s why! I’m not quite sure what is exactly in the curriculum of art history, but I’m sure they cover things in there like the eras of art and what made them create the styles of art that they did (for example, events and ideas of people at that time led up to creating Renaissance art, and so on). If you think about, for example, Romantic literature, Gothic literature, etc etc, their authors were all inspired by the events and ideas of that period too.
Totally not sure if this was clear at all, but I hope that I did a decent job in explaining. (:
That’s it for this week! Hope you guys have a fantastic weekend.
depends on the college, but probably no.