May 11-12, 2020 (Monday-Tuesday)

Prepping for the AP Exam on WEDNESDAY

Today you should receive your invitation to take the exam. I have no idea at what time, though. Keep checking in and let me know when you get your invite. CHECK THE EMAIL THAT YOU HAVE ASSOCIATED WITH COLLEGE BOARD. For at least half of you, it is NOT your school email, but a private email address.

Emails were sent out about 10:20 am Monday–you SHOULD have your invitation to take the exam by now! If you don’t see it, check your spam box, check your personal emails, check everything. Then let me know if you still don’t see it. (And if you don’t want to take the exam, just ignore it.)

I’m not giving you any homework or practice, because if you don’t know how to answer the prose question by now, nothing we try to cram right now will help. Just BREATHE, RELAX, get REST, and go into the exam on Wednesday ready and rested!

I hope you’ve tried the link I sent you to make sure you can get everything working properly with your technology:

I emailed each of you your AP ID to use in that demo link above. Check your school email for it and make sure you attempt that demo BEFORE Wednesday!

Another AP teacher made this graphics for everyone. Great reminders. FOLLOW ALL OF THIS!

1) This is a great way to break down your time:

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2) START RESTING MONDAY! Get to bed at decent hour MONDAY, then again on TUESDAY. Eat DECENT food. Do not pig out on junk food. Set yourself up for success.

3) Remember, our test time is 2pm.

Image may contain: possible text that says 'Get some rest before the exam. Not just one night before. Prepare your physical space. Communicate with family about testing, secure device, clean desk, gather handouts, pens, paper, etc. Prepare your mental space. Do some power poses before sitting down, take a couple of deep breaths, don't listen to music with words while testing.'

4) Get your CHEAT SHEET of literary devices that you created. Also print out the tone terms I gave you, just in case your question asks about tone. Also print out this below. YOU CAN HAVE THESE PAGES OF NOTES NEXT TO YOU! Gather any other “helps” and notes you want. Remember you won’t have a lot of time to sift through them, so I wouldn’t recommend more than these pages. They’ll be enough.

Image may contain: possible text that says 'WHAT do notice? (Insight, Claim) Shifts, Contrasts, Repetitions, Similarities, or anything else that that stands out HOW does the author communicate the message? (Evidence) Characterization Point of View Juxtaposition Dialogue Narrative Pace Paradox Setting Diction Symbolism Imagery Syntax Irony Selection of Detail Tone Figurative Language Point of View WHY is this important? (Analysis or Commentary) Answer the prompt, controlling or central idea, connect back to thesis'

5) Then WRITE! Keep watch on the TIME! Then be so incredibly glad it’s all over.

Image may contain: possible text that says 'Celebrate the hard work you have done this year by writing your heart out and showing what you know. You've got this!'

HOMEWORK: Nothing new. Just get yourself ready for the exam. Look at the comments I’ve made on your essays about what you should change or make sure what you should do.

If you’re not taking the exam, send positive, happy thoughts to your friends who are.

Tuesday’s Zoom Meeting will be going over last minute questions. There’s no more assignments until THURSDAY when we have our last Zoom meeting with our seniors. We’ll do a project all together during the Zoom meeting, so please come!


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