Degrees and Certifications:
Degree: Bachelors from Baylor University Certification: 7-12 Social Studies Composite
Ms. Denise Wilson
Welcome to AP United States History or AP Psychology! I am very excited to have you in my class this year!
I attended Baylor University where I received my Bachelors. Not knowing exactly what I "wanted to be when I grew up," I worked in the business world for 5 years before I could no longer ignore the fact that I wanted to be a teacher. I have been working at Pearland High School since 2009.
APUSH Key to Success: Do not be discouraged if your grades seem low during the first nine weeks. This is a college-level class and not only are you learning new ways of thinking and notetaking, you are also learning new content, much of it on your own, which is a new process for most students. If you knew the material already, you wouldn't need this course. What you will learn in this class - the writing skills, thinking skills and study skills will benefit you in any classes in the future and are essential for college! If you work in this class, I promise you it will be worth the effort!
AP PSYCH Key to Success: Constant review of terms will be your best friend. This is a semester course, so if you have the class in the fall, constant review during the spring is imperative (you don't want to forget all those terms). There will be review sessions in the spring, but you will also be reviewing all other AP subjects. Don't wait until the last minute. You also MUST read the book, as we will not be able to cover all the material in class. But while this class is a lot of information, it is an interesting subject that will help you for the rest of your life!
If at anytime you need help, feel overwhelmed or just have questions, please come see me/contact me. If I know you are coming, I will make sure that I am available if at all possible. I want you to succeed and will do all that I can to help you!
Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2:40-3:10.
Also tutorials by appointment. Please set up a time with me and make sure I confirm it. If you make an appointment and will not be able to keep it, please contact me to let me know.
Students will receive a paper copy.
AP Classroom (class codes on syllabus in Canvas and APUSH or AP PSYCH page)
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