UTC: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Online AP Chemistry Review Courses 2017

In the Spring of 2017 I will be offering the inaugural, Online AP Chemistry Review Courses for AP Chemistry STUDENTS. For many years I have offered the very popular Online AP Chemistry Summer Workshops for teachers, and now it’s time to boost AP scores from a student point of view. I will offer two, independent, six […]

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2017 Online: Once again this summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I’d love to have you join me. These courses will be the 7th and 8th respectively, that I have offered online. Below you will find details of the workshops but, if after reading this post […]

AP Chemistry 2016 Exam debrief from BCCE 2016

Here’s my take on the 2016 AP chemistry exam debrief, offered by members of the College Board, that occurred at the 2016 BCCE meeting on the morning of Wednesday, August 3rd. As ever, these notes are made quickly at the time, and no recording is allowed. I mention that since if anyone finds anything that […]

2016 AP Chemistry scores

Here’s my take on the 2016 AP Chemistry Scores. Actually, it’s more a repetition of what I have said about the re-distribution of scores that we have seen on new exam, and a re-examination of the 2015 scores. Bear with me! Something just doesn’t make sense about the AP chemistry scores on the new exam. […]

AP Chemistry State of the Union – April 2016

When Paul Price speaks about AP Chemistry, you’d better listen. Why? Because he is the co-chair of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee (TDC), and as such, his words carry more weight in this matter than just about anybody on the planet. He’s the closet thing that we have to the AP Chemistry Czar that […]

Another ∆G° mystery

We’ve lived through the nonsense of the inclusion of PES in the new AP Chemistry curriculum. Many think the exclusion of quantum numbers, stinks. Some people HATE the removal of colligative properties from the course. For me, these (and other things) provoke varying degrees of outrage that range from complete indifference to utter incredulity. Then […]

What do I need to score on the MCQ’s in order to get a 5?

I get this question a lot; “What do I need to score on the MCQ’s in order to get a 5?” It’s a question that doesn’t really have an entirely straightforward answer, but nevertheless the answer is fairly simple to understand. Here it is. Firstly, you really need to consider the exam as a whole. […]

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2016 Online

AP Chemistry Summer Workshops 2016 Online: Once again this summer, I plan to offer two, AP Chemistry Teacher Workshops, and I’d love to have you join me. These courses will be the 5th and 6th respectively, that I have offered online. Below you will find details of the workshops but, if after reading this post […]

A word of warning to inexperienced #apchem teachers

So, you’re new #apchem teacher, or perhaps you’re a grizzled, old veteran who is coming back to teaching the new AP chemistry course after some time away from the AP classroom. Either way you’re probably looking for some guidance about the changes to the AP exam, and how you might tailor the content that you […]

Want #apchem success in 2016? Ironically, see 2013!

The College Board/AP Chemistry Test Development Committee (TDC) ‘cheated’ a bit. No, I’m not talking about the debacle of the 2015 scores, nor about my general dislike of many aspects of the new curriculum, but rather this gripe relates to a question that appeared on the 2013 exam, that is a really important one for […]