Introducing AP/CU Succeed
A P/CU Succeed Biology
College level course in a high school
College level text
College credit available for tuition savings
Fundamental to expanding biological
Experienced instructor (17 years +
About Mrs. D
Education: CU Boulder- BA in MCDB and MA+ (Sec. Science
Instruction and Biology); + over 30 hours….
Research Experience: Hazardous Waste/ Ecosystems TVA (Oak
Ridge Nat’l Lab); Reverse Transcriptase/Protein Crystallization (CU
Chem Eng./NASA); Cancer Genetics (Batelle Pacific Nat’l Lab);
Bacteria and Renewable Energies (NREL and at CU Biochem);
Nanotechnology (CU Physics/NIST); RNAi (currently-CU Bio)
CDC Science Advisor (2008)
Science Instructor for 17 years
Science Research Seminar Coordinator and Instructor (12 years)
Science Curriculum Coordinator (3 years)
Hobbies: reading, movies, music, technology (vodcasting, games, 3D,
clickers…), scuba, volleyball, soccer, my son Ben
Which students should take AP Biology?
want to save on college tuition
want to get out of college early-finish reqs
will be majoring in a science field
will be entering a medical or health
Weighted High School Credit
(5.0 for both classes)
CU Credit (UCD) Credit through AP
Lecture: 3 hours per exam (usually 4 & 5)
semester for $225 Exam: May
Laboratory: 1 hour per Multiple Choice &
semester for $75 Free Response
8 hours at CU worth Cost: about $86
$10,696 (2009) Scoring: 1- 5 (high)
Check your college for with 3 being passing
transfer ability Check your college
Caution: earn a C- or for grade needed
Preparing for AP test
Attend review The test covers a broad range of
material which can’t ALL be
sessions…you won’t do covered in class! (Biochemistry,
well if you don’t Molecular Biology, Cytology,
Make it a priority…if you Evolution, Ecology, Anatomy and
are too involved with Physiology (human and
other activities, you won’t comparative), Taxonomy, Zoology
and Marine Biology, Botany)
According to past two years data,
Use Resources wisely and only 40% passed with a 3,4, or 5
start studying on day 1! out of over 160,000 exams
given…I have had around a 70%
Buy a study guide! pass rate
Use Study Guide (s) Use link on Mrs. Ds
– Store bought and on- web site… Mr.
line textbook Thomas’ study tips for
Use past tests mc
Use on-line practice tests
from both textbook and
AP college Board past
In class clicker Qs
Free Response (AP test Prep)
A question that checks for understanding of
important ideas by requiring a written response
accompanied by illustrations.
Strives to be complete with definitions and
explanations that provide full support of
Learn to be specific! (Vocab, Define, examples in
Guide to help write a Free Response is available.
Practice Questions on class web site (Georgia),
Textbook web site, & AP College Board
Get Organized !
Use the web site!
Keep track of assigned calendar dates!
Keep track of calendar dates.
Keep track of holidays
No Classes & special schedules.
Staff Development Day Stay aware of UCD
Registration, grades and transcripts can be
requested directly online through UCD.
AP/CU Succeed Biology Tests
Friday Aug. 27th!
Quiz #1: Basic
Check Class Calendar for
Assignments and Due Dates!
Tests are 40% of grade; Lab 30%;
Homework 10%; Final Exam is
worth 20% of grade!
Labs & Activities
Aug. 30th- The Class Labs and
Lab #1: Identification of Formative work (30% of
Macromolecules; Guided overall grade) will count for
UCD lab credit (1 hour).
http://bvsd.org/schools/Mon All other assignments
archHigh/teachers/kdonley/ will count as UCD
lecture credit (3 hours).
Lab report format on web site!
Report form varies depending on the lab
Data may be collected by groups, but
reports must be done INDIVIDUALLY
unless otherwise indicated
AP test: Includes a Lab Based Free
Point value: see rubric on grading scale
Be sure to come in
First Unit: Chapters
1-5 (Little time spent for help!
on Ch 1-3)
Study Guide ($20); use Campbell web site
Keep up on reading; do study guides and
vocab. lists; on-line activities/quizzes!
Use on-line and CD-ROM resources!
Terms & Concepts & Outlines
List of important terms & concepts to be
mastered for success on AP Exam & Tests
Study Guide Book helps!
Are time consuming, so they can be
completed in study groups!
Are submitted via email to the teacher and
other members of the study group. Some
outlines are posted on class web site!
Skim, Question, Read, (W)rite, Review
(SQ3R); Cornell Notes; Outlines on class
Keep track of your grades.
Grades are posted on-line!
We are using Infinite Campus…
Logins/Passwords are given out in main
office! If you forget…see me or Mr.
Become techno savvy!
Use Email, Class website, text website, discussion board, 3D,
Multiple Choice of Unit Tests are on-line!
The website/CD that comes with your text is outstanding!
Register for UCD college credit online!
All that you need is on the AP/CU Biology Web page!
Study Guides-Import graphics to jazz up those Terms & Concepts!
Collect, record, & graph data with Word & Excel!
Links to some outrageous, helpful, and fun science websites!
Get a Study Group going….
Attend review sessions and tutor times and make apts. w/ Mrs. D