In this course students will be challenged to develop skills necessary to investigate real-world topics from multiple perspectives, which are often different from one another. Through the use of in depth inquiry and analysis, students will be given the opportunity to explore a variety of texts and sources in order to identify, critique and synthesize arguments. The critical skills of clear and concise communication, collaborative teamwork as well as individual analysis and reflection will be fostered, honed and assessed throughout each of the courses units. The overarching aim of this course is to equip students with the skills required in order to effectively analyze and evaluate information in order to craft and communicate evidence-based arguments.

In AP Research, students will further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question/project goal. They will conduct research and implement a developed or chosen inquiry methodology to design, plan, and conduct an in-depth study or investigation of an area of personal interest, culminating in a paper of 4,000—5,000 words that includes the following elements:

  • Introduction

  • Method, Process, or Approach

  • Results, Product, or Findings

  • Discussion, Analysis, and/or Evaluation

  • Conclusion and Future Directions

  • Bibliography

This course is for seniors who will take the SAT test on 3rd October 2015.  It's objective is to provide students with the skills and techniques to answer questions on the SAT.