Week 7 (28 Nov – 2 Dec): Vocabulary Review

English: logo of quizlet

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Quizlet is a website that will make flashcards of words & definitions. It also has sets of flashcards that others have made for you to use. As you can imagine, you will need to study vocabulary for the test & this, I think, is a good source for that. This should compliment the flashcard set we have in class.

I’ve embedded a link to a set of their flashcards for levels of consciousness. I don’t know why the links look so weird. I used the embed code provided by the website, but I don’t know enough about HTML to straighten it out. Still, the links work. There are 36 flashcards on this set. Use them.

  1. Leave a comment with your reaction to the cards.
  2. Join quizlet & start posting them on your vocabulary page!
  3. See if you can use them in our Friday vocabulary games!

Week 1 (17 – 21 Oct): Blogging for the AP

Howdy y’all!

Blogging is a good way of casually & informally formulating & focusing your thoughts on a topic. Of course, the topic that concerns us all is the AP Psychology exam in May 2012. I will be blogging my thoughts on the topics that we are studying in class & those that are coming up.

Pig Brain Dissection

I love dissecting the brains. I’m always freaked out a little given the brain‘s central position in our functioning. I mean it is an animal’s brain! Not its heart, stomach, eyes, or lungs. But, it is fascinating, too. I love it because you can find so many of the structures that we study in class.

One of my favorite things to do is look at how closely the cerebellum & the brain stem, especially the Pons & the medulla, are connected. This is easily seen if your carefully and slowly separate the cerebellum from the rest of the brain. Also, the corpus callosum is amazingly big. The illustrations in the textbook don’t do it justice.

Other Stuff

Well, this is a good start. I’ll try & post some dissection pictures later in the week. I’ll also be putting up model vocabulary pages, too.

Looking forward to it!

Mr M.