Information Update 3/27

Hi Students,

Even though we are in 4th quarter, it is important to take time now to raise quarter 3 grades no matter what grade you currently have.  Everyone can participate in this! Please check StudentVue for the most updated Q3 grade.

What can you do?

1. Do any of the assignments that will help increase grade.  Check mrwaddell.com for assignments, if they are not there, email me.

2. Email me if you have a quiz/test grade you are unhappy with and I’ll be happy to help you earn more points to increase it!

We have until Friday, April 3rd for any missing/make-up work. Don’t wait till the last minute! 

There will be new for credit assignments starting Monday … along with lots and lots of AP Test prep activities! 
I will be holding office hours starting on Friday at 9:00 am and again at 1:00 pm.  I will also be using a variety of video apps  where we can chat screen to screen – standby for updates.

Hope you are all staying healthy and washing those hands! 

Mr. Waddell


Tips for Online Learning Success

Set up a dedicated work  space used only for school work                                                               

Create a schedule for yourself and try to stick to it.

Stay active! Get away from computer and stretch.  Check online for home exercise  tutorials.

Take breaks. You will perform better when you allow yourself some time away.

Banish distractions. Turn off your phone.  Unplug the TV.                                           

Ask for help.  Chances are you aren’t the only one with the same question.

Check with your local internet provider.  Many are offering free internet access for a limited time.

Take notes, whether digitally or traditionally, note taking helps you retain new information.

Jump in with both feet.   Interact and collaborate with other students and faculty early and often. 


Thank you to the Sun Devil Campus Stores for these tips.


Ch 21 Work

Ch 21 Lecture Notes

Read pages 478-492 of the textbook

If you do not want to sit down and read the 26 pages at one time, read 9 pages per night (Monday – Wednesday) this will get the reading done by Wednesday night. In time for the weekly reading quiz on Friday. Reading the book is IMPORTANT. Not reading the book will result in low quiz/test/homework grades and will make passing the AP exam more difficult.

Essential Questions Ch. 21

These questions are designed to help students gain comprehension while reading the chapter. Answers should be handwritten and put in their own words (not plagiarized – points will be deducted for answers that have been copied from other students/sources)

Ch 21 Flashcards

These flashcard terms are designed to help students study for essays/chapter tests/reading quizzes/flashcard quizzes.
Flashcards must be handwritten on 4×6 cards (they provide students more space than 3×5 cards). These flashcards will become useful study tools at the end of the class when preparing for the AP Exam in May.