Success in AP Biology

The successful AP Biology student:
  • Realizes this is a fast-paced course so they have excellent attendance.
  • Shows up to class on time, ready to learn.
  • Always has needed supplies: binder, notes, pens, pencils, lab notebook and learning log.
  • Prepares for class each day by watching assigned lectures, reading assigned labs and taking notes.
  • Reads assigned chapters, takes summary notes in their learning log and writes clarifying questions about content they don't understand.
  • Recognizes when they need help with learning a difficult concept or topic and comes in and asks for assistance.
  • Uses the textbook as a learning tool, and remembers to read it each night.
  • Sets learning goals and uses study skills and strategies to meet those goals.
  • Lets the teacher know ahead of time when they will miss class for any reason.
  • Completes and turns in assignments on time.
  • Schedules tests & labs to be made up after school when they return from an absence.
  • Keeps track of their grade using Skyward Student Access.
  • Always reads every lab before that lab day and any assigned pre-lab exercises.
  • Organizes a binder just for AP Bio things with handouts, returned labs, returned quizzes and returned free response questions so that studying for tests and the AP exam is much, much easier!
  • Studies and reads class notes and text a little each day, rather than waiting until the last minute.
  • Does not let personal technology distract them from learning, whether they are in class or at home.
  • Appropriately uses personal technology as a learning tool in class.
  • Keeps neat & accurate lab data to be organized in lab reports.
  • Follows instructions for all labs and activities assigned.
  • Participates as an active learner in class each day.