AP BIOLOGY will hold tutorial sessions after school in room 407 from 3:15 - 4:30 on Wednesday and Thursday each week. The weekly session topics are listed below. We will be using Barron's AP Biology notes .
AP BIOLOGY SESSIONS
This plan is devised to help you study, as effectively as possible for each of the AP tutorials I will present. It will require concentrated studying for each of those weeks, in addition, to the weekly AP sessions, for success on the exam. We will be using Barron’s AP Biology ; fourth edition for these sessions. This book of notes is optional but it will definitely help the student who is serious about getting the most out of these sessions. I will be taking orders for these at the first AP session. They will cost $20. It is best if you read through the chapter of the week and come prepared to discuss the topics in order to get a deeper understanding. This will also enhance the AP session. In each session I will enhance your understanding of the topic and delve into questions and related topics so that you will become more comfortable with the greater depth and expectations required for university. During Late March and April we will focus honing study skills and how to answer questions for those wanting to take the AP Exam. Whether you take the exam or not AP biology will enrich your understanding and give you greater success in University Biology. You will get out of it what you put into it!
The following is a guideline of what will be covered in the weeks ahead. This may vary somewhat depending on interest.
WEEK 1 Intro and Chapter 9 (Classification) ( how do you want me to run it)
WEEK 2 Chapter 10 (Evolution)
WEEK 3 Chapter 3 (Cells and cell division)
WEEK 4 Chapter 4 and 6 (Cell Respiration)
WEEK 5/6 Chapter 12 (Animal Physiology)
WEEK 7 Chapter 13 (Immune System)
WEEK 8 Chapter 14 (Reproduction and Development)
WEEK 9 Chapter 11 (Plants)
WEEK 10 Chapter 5 (Photosynthesis)
WEEK 11 Chapter 7 (Heredity)
WEEK 12 Chapter 8 (Molecular Genetics)
WEEK 13 Chapter 15 (Ecology)
WEEK 14 Chapter 16 (Animal Behaviour)
WEEK15 Overall review
WEEK 16 + AP EXAM PRACTICE SESSIONS
NOTE not all chapters of the book are covered in the above sessions but you should read them over on your own.
Here is the online edition of Barons AP Biology