JOURNAL TOPIC: [today's tunes: "Test for Echo" by Rush; "Until the End" by Breaking Benjamin)
(Today's topic is a "Twofer"-- please answer both parts.)
You (should) have written a lot this week; is there anything left for
practice/improve over the weekend? Do you need to practice more
multiple choice? Essays? Double-check your knowledge of literature
analyses? Rehearse the timing of pre-write/draft/proofread? Take
inventory-- one last time-- and describe how you
will address any areas where you feel less than 100% confident.
Three days before the first AP exam of the season. Do you feel like
you're getting revved up to be at your best? Why/why not? We can't
change the weather but we can change ourselves-- what do you need to do
to optimize your frame of mind?
2. Learners' Choice: essay prompts, multiple choice questions, masterpiece previews
You are in the final stages of preparing for an endurance sport.
1. Get >6 hours of sleep each night (and take a 15-minute afternoon catnap if you can.)
2. No (more) caffeine.
3. Eat balanced meals of lean protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs.
Audit your performance-- with your partners/colleagues-- and do what
you need to do this weekend to build your confidence. If you need
additional resources or real-time feedback, please let me know; I am
your on-call tutor this weekend.