... during classtime
Listen. Be on time. Participate. Take careful notes. Come prepared. Ask the questions you have from the reading. Speak up if you have concerns. Do every activity with energy and enthusiasm.
... at home
Do the reading. Note any questions you have. Work with friends. Use the resources on the Web site. Practice FRQ and DBQ questions. Don't get behind. Communicate with me.
... as a reader / listener
Do the reading. Do the reading when you are not half-asleep and without TV or music. Do the reading in small, managable chunks between other activities. Read with a highlighter, pen and paper to make notes for class and for future reference.
... doing Multiple Choice answers
Practice. Know the material. Make corrections - and learn the right answers - to any past test. Keep past tests safe. And guessing is GOOD!
... doing FRQ answers
Practice. Plan. Practice. Argue a point. Don't panic... we'll talk in detail about FRQ strategies.
... doing DBQ answers
Know the scoring rubric and write with that at the forefront of your mind... we'll talk in detail about DBQ strategies.