Tuesday, May 22, 2012


1. Post the following information to your blog:

  • What you've done so far;
  • What you still need to accomplish in the two weeks we have left;
  • How your work will benefit you and others.
So far I have established a blog for UCSB. It is pretty bare right now. I need to add more information on the college and get more pictures posted. I also need to link things such as the college app and housing guides so that it is easy for students interested in UCSB to have direct access from my blog. This work will benefit any student interested in UCSB and the college periscope as whole will benefit any student interested in pursuing college.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

College blog

My plan is to do a college blog based on UCSB. I want to make it primarily photo based so I have photos I took of the campus and of all my registration packets and such.
My plan is to
1. Collect photos
2. Collect college info
3. Blog my experiences with applying to college and applying for housing
4. Connect my blog to the main college blog to the main college blog portal we plan to make
I want it to be like people viewing my blog are taking the journey with me.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Ap update

Today in class we had a study group and I realized how little we really know our lit. terms. Sure, we are all great at reviewing the 30 the night before the quiz in order to get an A, but we are not really learning the words. So I personally realized that I need a new study system for my literary terms. I'm going to actually start applying the terms in class and other studies. That is the only way I will truly learn these terms.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ap Practice

I decided to start with the 2004 exam at the top of the page. The exam was reading entries and answering multiple. I was surprised to find how difficult multiple choice questions can be. All the questions that related to vocabulary and lit. terms were easy because of our extensive amount of vocab quizzes and recent lit. term quizzes. The questions pertaining to the text were the ones the I found difficult. This is because these questions were abstract with multiple answers that sounded right. So, I guess I need to learn how to decipher which answer is the best. Otherwise I feel like this test wasn't too intimidating.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Macbeth Essay Questions

1.1979 Choose a complex and important character in a novel or a play of
recognizedliterary merit who might, on the basis of the character’s actions alone,
beconsidered evil or immoral. In a well-organized essay, explain both how and
whythe full presentation of the character in the work makes us react more
sympathetically than we otherwise might. Avoid plot summary.

This would be a great question since Macbeth is entirely based around Macbeth letting his evil side take over his decision making.

2. 1972 In retrospect the reader often discovers that the first chapter of a novel
or the opening scene of a drama introduces some of the major themes of the
work. Write an essay about the opening scene of a drama or the first
chapter of a novel in which you explain how it functions in this way. In
your essay do not merely summarize the plot of the work you are
3.1983 From a novel or play of literary merit, select an important character who
is avillain. Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze the nature of the character s
villainy and show how it enhances meaning in the work. Do not summarize plot.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Study Plan

I am more of an independent studier. Therefore, I plan to do the practice exams that are available on the blog over the next couple of weeks. I would however, like to form a small group in class with which I can review my answers. So for me, it will be test at home then review in class, up until the day of the ap test.

Here are some more practice tests and tips I've found