|Major Task||Sub task||Details
|Learn to read carefully||Reflect on what "reading super carefully" currently means to you||
- Print SAPW.pdf.
- Read the sample passage in this handout in whatever way it is that you think of as "reading super carefully."
- Use the space provided for any note-taking/drawing that is part of your process of reading super carefully.
|Compare with with David Liao's example of "reading super carefully"||
- Watch the video where David Liao demonstrates what "reading super carefully" means to him:
- Write a comment to yourself comparing and contrasting what you thought "reading super carefully" meant to you and what "reading super carefully" apparently means to David Liao.
|Learn to read reasonably carefully||
- Watch the first 5 minutes and 42 seconds of a video where David Liao demonstrates what "reading reasonably carefully" looks like:
- Order a copy of Knight et al., College Physics, 3rd ed. Inexpensive, used copies are available
- Order a copy of Etkina et al., College Physics, 1st ed. Inexpensive, used copies are available
- Order a copy of Jacobs, 5-steps-to-a-5: AP Physics 1, Algebra Based, ELITE Student Edition, (doesn't really matter what year) Get a fresh copy if you want to write in the book
|Bookmark review materials||
- Bookmark the College Board AP Physics 1 Full-year video review series
- Bookmark David Liao's AP Physics 1 handouts
- Save a copy of the College Board AP Physics 1 Course and Exam Description.
- Print the Course at a Glance overview on pp. 20-22 (pp. 27-29 in print settings)
- Assuming that there are a total of roughly 120 class periods of instructions, use proportional reasoning to estimate the amount of time to spend on each unit. For example, Unit 1: Kinematics, is assigned approximately 19-22 class periods. Out of a total of about 120 class periods, 19-22 class periods corresponds to about 16%-18% of instructional time. Say you want to cover the AP Physics 1 curriculum in 5 months. Sixteen to eighteen percent of 5 months is about 0.8 to 0.9 or so months.
- On your printed copy of the Course at a Glance, write down the estimated numbers of months (and/or weeks) each unit should take.
|The "actual" studying: For each chapter, use these steps:
- Read the Knight textbook:
- For most of the body text, use the reasonably careful reading style shown in the first 5 minutes 42 seconds of the problem-solving steps video.
- For each equation, law, or other "important" point surrounded by one of those "this is important" boxes, read the box contents using the excruciatingly tedious method shown in the 1 hr video.
|Take and edit notes||
- While using the Knight textbook, take notes summarizing the key features of the chapter. Organize your notes in a three-column format with columns for Words, Pictures of scenarios and mathematical quantities, and Mathematical/algebraic notation (or, more succinctly, make a "Words-Pictures-Algebra" table). You can print a premade template if you like.
- Use the corresponding end-of-chapter pictorial summary in the Etkina textbook to critique your three-column summary notes. Make edits as needed.
|Practice applying concepts to solve problems||
- Read the corresponding example problems in the Etkina textbook to see how work is organized using multiple representations.
- Do practice problems from the corresponding section of the Jacobs' 5-steps book. Use the method demonstrated in
(actually watch the full 16.5-minute video for the full discussion of problem-solving steps).
- Watch the corresponding review video from the College Board AP Physics 1 review videos playlist.
Browse the corresponding AP Physics 1 handouts from David Liao.