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Completing the AP Biology Summer Assignment
First, join the Remind for AP Biology by texting @yhsapbio to 81010.
Second, join the AP Biology Summer Assignment Schoology Class (join code: ).
It is IMPERATIVE that you come to AP Biology prepared. To get you accustomed to this, part of your summer assignment will be to start obtaining your supplies and set up your Biology Interactive Learning Log and your Free Response Question (FRQ) notebook.
To set up your "BILL", you will need TWO graph composition notebooks, packing tape, and duct tape. You will also need materials to decorate the covers of your "BILL" such as magazine pages, pictures, fun stickers, washi tape, clear packing tape (for protecting your cover), etc. You will decorate your "BILL" at home before the first day of school. If you pay attention to the office supply store (Staples, Office Depot, Office Max) ads throughout the summer, you can find these as cheap as $0.50.
To set up your FRQ Notebook, you simply need a regular composition notebook, a sharpie, and blue or black ink pens.
In addition to preparing your notebooks, you should consider obtaining all of your supplies for this course as part of your summer assignment - this includes an AP Biology Study Guide. While there is a recommended study guide listed above, you may choose one that best fits your learning style. A study guide will be an important part of this course and instrumental in your personal studies.
The AP Biology Summer Assignment is designed to help you prepare for the course by engaging in different note taking methods, practicing with science-based analysis that will be expected in AP Biology, and reviewing content you should already be familiar with. Not only will this be good practice and review, but it will allow your teacher to assess your learning methods, evaluate your current writing skills for completing Free Response Questions, and get to know you better before school starts.
You will find everything you need to complete the summer assignment in the AP Biology Summer Assignment Schoology Class. All work for the summer assignment is due by 11:59 on Sunday, August 1st. No portions of the summer assignment will be accepted late without a valid reason and a formal conference with the teacher, parent, and student present, if appropriate.