AP CAPSTONE


AP Research

Inquiry Proposal Form (IPF) Project Guidelines

Student Sample IPF - Thank You Melissa

Sampling Survey Example: Attitudes Towards the LGBT Community Survey - Thanks to Melissa 


Likert Scale Discussion

A Study of Aesthetics and Hedonics in Photography   By Bria Rosenberg, 17’ (See Methods Section)

Sampling Survey Vocabulary - Mr. Nelson’s List


Presentation Schedule

Wednesday (October 25 - 3% bonus) - Ethan, Melissa, Sasha, Dana

Thursday (October 26 - 2% bonus) - Lauren S., Timothy, Matt, John

Friday (October 27 - 1% bonus) - Success, Fatima, Aaminah, Cambria

Monday (October 30 - no bonus) - Jessica, Alexis, Angelica, Daniel, Madina, Nasredene

Tuesday (Ocotber 31 - no bonus) - Madeline, Saira, Tyler, Lauren E, Tanvi 


Foundational Source Inquiry Proposal Form Exercise

CLASSWORK AP RESEARCH September 24.xlsx





FIRST BIG DUE DATE - This assessment will be the major influence on your six-week progress grade. 

NOTE CARDS (4 FOR EACH SOURCE) & EXCEL WORKSHEET

All Twenty Sources Due Friday September 15, 2017 

If you are absent on Friday’s due date, you must submit your work via email by 7:30am Friday morning.  If you are short of twenty sources, think quality over quantity but know both are considered in this assessment of your preliminary research.  You will have an opportunity to earn back most points, but there will be a penalty for no submission.  This guideline is established to avoid students missing Friday to avaoid the deadline. 


AP Research CONTINUING YOUR CAPSTONE JOURNEY



AP Research Advice From Our Capstone Class of 2017

AP Research Seniors Give Advice To Seminar Juniors


Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Paper: Purpose of Guide

USC Research Guide - Set of articles that guide first-time students through the research process.


What Librarians Use To Create Research Pathfinders,  Much Thanks To LE Spears  August 2017

Academic Research Databases 



August 22 SAMPLE LITERATURE: IMPROVING IN-KENNEL PRESENTATION OF SHELTER DOGS THROUGH RESPONSE-DEPENDENT AND RESPONSE-INDEPENDENT TREAT DELIVERY

SAMPLE LITERATURE #2

SAMPLE LITERATURE #3


Experimental Design Materials

Against All Odds Video - Begin At 4:00 Mark

Khan Academy Video - Finance Guy Introduces Experimental Design

Khan Academy Video  - Matched Pairs Experimental Design

What is An Experiment? - Stat Trek

Advanced Experimental Design Topics - Excellent Resource For Intermediate & Advanced Design Topics

Experimental Design Terms - Yale

Experimental Design Terminology Hand-out - Penn St.


Institutional Review Board

Decision Tree: Do I need an IRB?

Sample High School IRB



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Course Introduction Materials

2016 AP Research Student Workbook 

2016 AP Research Course & Exam Description

Moving From Preliminary Research To Literature Review

Research Notecard Template (Google Doc)

Mr. Nelson’s Opening Comments




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Bibliography & Literature Review Materials

Writing A Literature Review (Thank you University of the Fraser Valley)

Academic Writing Template

Annotated Bibliography Video

Purdue OWL Annotated Bibliographies

Academic Literature Review Presentation Checklist



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Library of Congress Subject Headings (LOCSH) 

LCSH - Link To Alphabetical PDF Files 

LCSH - On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC)

 Using the LOCSH Headings To Begin The QUEST!!



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OWL Purdue On-Line Writing Lab:  

MLA Formatting & Style Guide

(Good source for proper MLA citation.)

owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/1/

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Paraphrasing Lesson Materials 

Learn Paraphrase Writing - Basic presentation of six strategies commonly employed in paraphrasing text.  Courtesy of eslwriting.org 

That’s Plagiarism?: Teaching Paraphrase Skills to Pre-university Students -  Strategies for paraphrasing. Courtesy busyteacher.org 

How to Avoid Plagiarism: Paraphrasing and Summarizing Short interactive lesson that provides feedback on students’ assessment of whether a paraphrase is acceptable or would be plagiarism.  May have issues on school’s servers.  Courtesy busyteacher.org 

Stop, Thief! Avoiding Plagiarism by Paraphrasing Video connects plagiarism and the need to learn how to paraphrase.  Emphasizes two steps of paraphrasing - summarizing the main idea of a source, and using a 1/3 to 2/3 rule.  Courtesy Emily Nimsakont


Powerpoint: Being An Effective Communicator 

Powerpoint TED Talk Video 

FIVE RECOMMENDATIONS (Must be present in your five slides due week of October 23-27).  Students should use dark backgrounds as recommneded in the TED Talk.

#1 - One Message Per Slide

#2 - Avoid sentences

#3 - Use Size To Draw Attention of Audience* 

#4 Control Focus Using Contrast** 

#5 - Never more than six objects

(*Moving objects and red, yellow and orange also draw attention of audience.)

(**Use Built in Contrast Feature of Powerpoint)


Powerpoint Advice: Funny Video On What Not To Do


Having Fun With Quizlets 

Official Capstone Vocabulary 

Logical Fallacies

Rhetorical/Language Devices


Deep Reading Strategies

Adler's Four Reading Strategies  (As presented by artofmanliness.com)

Adler On Why So Long To Read A Book

Adler On How To Speak And Listen

Adler On Picking A Book Above Your Head


Contact An “Expert” or Foundational Source Author!!

Sasha did it successfully, and it really made her life easier.

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Statistics Materials

Nice Visual for Empirical Rule


(Fall 2016 Assignments, Data Descriptions & Text Resources: Wordle, Methods Section, Inference Forms, Inference Outline)


Ivan’s Monday Class Example

Bria’s Monday Class Example

Statistical Findings Worksheet


Inference Instruction - Excel Spreadsheet

Test of Significance Mean Form

Test of Significance Proportion Form

Confidence Interval Mean Form

Confidence Interval Proportion Form

Chi Square Form


FINAL 100


Deborah’s Data

Ruby’s Data

Ruby’s Foundational Sources

Changing Attitudes About Being A Bystander To Violence

Methods (Methods, Procedures, Measures Pages 167-170)

Tables (Pages 174; 176-178) 

Challenge and Opportunity in Evaluating a Diffusion-Based Active Bystanding Prevention Program: Green Dot in High Schools 

(Data Collection Strategy (Page 1187-1188)




eHow: How to Use the Likert Scale in Statistical Analysis

How To Use Data, Artificial Scales (e.g. Likert)

Jamie’s Survey

Diane’s Survey

Methods Outline Assignment

Processing & Organizing Your Data In Excel Worksheets

Chi Square Tests Example Excel

Solid Khan Video On Chi Suqare Test May Help Some



Survey Outline Example

Example: Final Results

Word Format Outline of Methods Section

2017 Candidates DO NOT USE FORM BELOW - USE THE ONE AT TOP OF PAGE

GUIDELINES FOR INQUIRY PROPSAL FORM PRESENTATION





















Draft Academnic Paper Due March 17 - This draft must be 5,000 words, and must include all of these elements fully composed - Introduction, Academic Literature Review, Methods Section, Findings, and Conclusion.  It is not your “first” or "second draft, but rather a draft near the final submission. It must be suitable for meaningful peer editing - clunky writing for a paragraph or two is OK, but nothing more than that.  


Final Paper Due March 31 - Produce Final Versions In Word (Mr. Wolf and Mr. Nelson highly recommend)

Sample Histogram For Findings Section Better than verbally describing data distributions.

Updated Notes From My Weekend Reading


Mr. Wolf’s Checklists By Report Section

Introduction Checklist

Methods Checklist

Findings, Analysis, Results Checklist

Conclusion Checklist


Presentations Begin First Week of April

Using First Person In An Academic Essay - When Is It OK?    - One-page overview on when it’s OK to use I, my.

AP Capstone Exit Survey

pdfmerge.com


AP SEMINAR

Presentation Tips

Six Great Videos On Teaching Critical Thinking

TEAM REPORT SOCRATIVE RUBRIC

TEAM PRESENTATION SOCRATIVE RUBRIC


AP Capstone Digital Portfolio Account Set-up

account.collegeboard.org/login/login

apcapstoneportfolio.collegeboard.org

 Student Account Set-up Instructions

media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-capstone/ap-capstone-digital-portfolio-student-user-guide.pdf


SAMPLE Individual Research Reports (IWA)

Performance Task Two


SAMPLE Individual Research Reports (IRR)

IRR #1 Health problems & Classroom Technologies (4,6)

IRR #2 Nuclear Energy (4)

IRR #4 Politics & Overpopulation Highlighted (4,6)

IRR#5 Ecoterrorism (6) 

IRR #6 Economic Implications of Media Bias (4,6)

IRR #7 Mishandling of Sexual Assault Cases (4,6)


SAMPLE Written Team Research Reports (WTR)

WTR#1 Legalizing Theft In America (6)

WTR #2 Genetic Engineering (4)

WTR #4 Sir Veilance (6)

WTR #5 Genetically Modified Food (4)

WTR #7 Ticking Time Bomb Ocean Acidification (6,4)

WTR#8 College Admissions Highlighted (4,

© Andrew Nelson 2012