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A question of integrity

As in '20, I will NOT report my '21 #apchem scores publicly. As in '20, the '21 scores are illegitimate since ALL exams taken at home were subject to ZERO security in relation to having helpers...

Thoughts on the 2021 AP Chemistry Released FRQs

Thoughts on the 2021 AP Chemistry Released FRQs

Here are some initial thoughts on the AP Chemistry 2021 released FRQs. I will publish my draft answers later. Firstly, don't forget that if you take the in-person, paper and pencil test, you are...

Sequence and timing for AP chemistry

Sequence and timing for AP chemistry

I've written about sequence and timing here in the past, but here's a little extension that might be useful to AP Chemistry teachers. On the page referenced above, you'll see a general disclaimer...

Organic Course 1 or Course 2

Organic Course 1 or Course 2

Currently (March 2021) this is a moot point, since only Course 1 is available, however, toward the end of the 2020-21 academic year, a second version of the organic course (Course 2) will begin to...

Definitions – they’re important!

Definitions – they’re important!

On old A Level and IB exams there were commonly questions that straight-up asked for definitions. Literally, "Define ... X". Common examples of X were things such as "Enthalpy of Formation", or...

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