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Unit Onboarding with Course and Exam Descriptions


To create a resource that previews content and skills students will learn in the weeks ahead.


Providing a preview ensures students are not surprised by the demands of the course and can anticipate the increase in content and expectations that comes with AP classes.

Action Steps

  • Using AP Central’s Course and Exam Pages, find the course of interest.
  • Once you open the page for the course, download the Course and Exam description.
  • Use resources available (like the learning objectives and essential knowledge tables) to build a preview of the skills students will need to learn to complete.



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