- I strongly suggest building in review time. I like to have 4 weeks, you may feel that you need less, or perhaps even want less, but for me this is crucial to my success
- STICK TO the schedule. NEVER, EVER, EVER let the students dictate the pace of the class. EVER. It is impossible to emphasize this enough. If the kids think the pace is too fast then they are in the WRONG class. Do NOT change the class to meet them, they need to rise to the external standard that IS AP chemistry
- Whilst fulfilling my audited syllabus to the best of my ability, I always de-emphasize labs since I don’t believe that they add value in terms of preparing kids to get high scores on the AP exam, which is my only goal
Here are three sequences with approx. timings that may help to guide you. None are necessarily philosophy driven, rather they are driven by necessity, and the individual circumstances mentioned above, and those found locally.
Private, highly selective school, where AP chemistry was taught almost exclusively to sophomores with ZERO prior chemistry course.