Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It is incredible how relevant and relatable this course is to the real world, as students have the chance to learn about the human environmental impact as well as see hope for a cleaner future.
I learned about earth history, chemical cycles, environmental disasters, food pyramids, k-selection, r-selection, survivorship curves, ecosystems, human advancements towards cleaner energy, and much more!
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Advice for students:
Complete all of your workbook pages, and while you are reading make sure you highlight important information, vocabulary that you may not know, and take notes in the margins. Also, make sure you mark the questions in the workbook which confused you so that you can remember to check that answer and potentially go over the question in class. For the vocabulary in the workbook, I would recommend making Quizlets and studying those. Furthermore, for the Open Ended Response questions, it is essential to time yourself, as that is very helpful for the timing of the AP exam. Also, for the AP exam I found it very helpful to sit myself down and just take a full set multiple choice questions, while timed, because that helped me both review material and work with timing. While doing this, it is helpful to circle the questions that you are not sure about so when you are done and grade yourself, you can go back and review the circled material. Moreover, in class make sure you take notes on the concept map for every single Bozeman video. Rewatching those videos at home can also be helpful when studying for unit tests. Finally, remember that every lab you do and every field trip you take is learning experience that helps solidify the concepts you learn about in class. Paying attention during trips and labs is crucial, because during a test it is easier to recall a fun lab or field trip than your textbook.