Struggling with the living mass of information that is AP Biology? Trying to remember how ATP is catalyzed through PDK, producing NADH? Love Punnett Squares but confused by rough endoplasmic reticulum? Tokyo Academics is holding supplementary review and problem sessions for students looking to get a hydrophilic heads up on this challenging course and exam.
Review concepts from the week’s lessons
Practice synthesizing concepts to better understand the interconnectivity of biological systems
Improve effectiveness and efficiency of data analysis and lab report writing
Learn new methods for solving the most difficult problems
Develop fundamental skills: note-taking, efficient review, and conceptual discussion
Focused Review: Students will leave each class able to discuss concepts with their peers. Before the AP test, the class will shift to student-led review, emphasizing efficient study and review techniques that will prepare the students for college-level science.
Note-taking and Organization Techniques: Much of AP Biology requires mastery of specific terminology, not just in terms of their definition, but their functions within a larger biosystem. Students will evaluate and determine best practices for note taking, as well as the organization of their materials.
Lab Discussion/Editing: Students will perform 12 labs over the course of AP Biology. When necessary, a portion of the class will be dedicated to peer/teacher review of lab reports, evaluation of hypotheses and overall proofreading.
Problem Session: Students will be provided with a set of problems or a range of topics related to the lesson to work on independently. They will then discuss/present with one other person to compare answers and clarify their approach. Students will be asked to put up their worked out answers on the board in preparation for discussion.
Q&A Session: Students will have the opportunity to ask questions about homework or clarify more difficult concepts from class.