AP Psychology Summer Assignment for Mr. Hache 2016-2017: No formal assignment this year, but I will recommend some readings throughout the summer.
Welcome to AP Psychology with Mr. Hache. Your summer recommended readings are optional, but are intended to help prepare students for the rigorous work that all Advanced Placement classes must complete throughout the year.
The first two or three chapters from the resource link below should help get you acclimated to the content. We will start the course work during the first week of class and you will notice that these reading are very similar to our first unit. We do jump around in the textbook at times, but this would be a good start.
Extra Help: Extra help is offered daily from 2:15-3:00 and at lunch by appointment (10:30-11:14). All students are strongly encouraged to stop in for a few minutes or the entire time period if they have any questions or concerns. This includes discussing individual grades, tips on improving their performance in the course, make-up work after being absent, minor questions about the present topic, or major points of confusion about the unit. Please keep in mind that I cannot re-teach an entire unit during an extra help session and that students cannot wait until the last minute to request assistance.
Grading Policy: Category Averages
(multiple choice sections are worth 100 points each) and large quizzes: 40% of
Authentic Assessments, Essays, and Projects: 30% of MP grade
(based on assigned readings) and homework assignments (occasionally assigned):
Classwork and participation: 10% of MP grade
Types of Grades: I use tests, papers, different types of written assignments, quizzes, homework, projects, class participation (see rubric), class work, and group work to evaluate students. Tests will always be given with advanced notice but other assignments may not be given with warning. Unprepared students and/or absent students are responsible for their own work and grade. Partial credit for missing homework assignments is given if it is turned in by the next day.
Larger assignments have clear expectations expressed in a rubric and it is imperative that you understand the requirements of all graded work. Make sure you read and understand the grading criteria and expectations well before the assignment is due
Google Calendar with Homework Assignments
Late Homework and Assignment Policy: absent students
1. Assignments for students who were absent the previous day will be reduced by 50% if they are not submitted on the original due date unless the excused late assignment form is submitted on the day of their return and an extension is granted by the teacher for a valid reason.
2. No assignment will be accepted beyond 2 days late, unless an extension has been granted by the teacher based on extended absence or extenuating circumstances.
3. Test, quizzes and projects are always given with advanced notice and are due on the original due date unless an extension (with the late assignment sheet filled out) is granted or in cases of long-term absence. Make-up tests and quizzes will be completed within 5 days of the original test date or the student will receive a zero on the assessment unless an extension has been granted by the teacher based on extended absence or extenuating circumstances.
Students are required to check the class website daily, but must be particularly conscientious when absent. Students MUST contact me via email, voicemail or in person before classes begin on the day of their return if they are having difficulty getting their work done or with some other aspect of the course.
I. AP Psychology:
AP Psychology course is designed to introduce students to the
systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of
human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the
psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated with each of
the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the ethics
and methods psychologists use in their science and practice.”
College Board, 2008, 2009 AP Psychology Course Description (New York: College Board, 2007), 3.
Psychology is a full-year, 5 credit course that is designed for both
junior and senior level students. AP Psychology is a highly structured
and very demanding course where students are required to thoroughly read
the college-level textbook and prepare Cornell style notes prior to the
designated class period. The materials used to teach the course as well
as the student-centered approach require that students who elect AP
Psychology should expect to deal with complex concepts, daily reading
assignments, active class participation, essay questions, and both
independent and group research projects. A daily schedule of study is
required to meet the expectations of this course which typically
involves one to two hours of preparation per class meeting.