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2024

March

+ SUMMER WORKSHOPS – Time to sign up for better scores

+ NEW BLOG POSTObservations about TOPIC and LO oddities in the CED

+ NEW BLOG POSTvan Arkel–Ketelaar allows for a more “definitive” classification of bonding type

+ NEW BLOG POST – Errors in the 2021 and 2022 AP Chemistry Chief Examiner’s Reports

+ NEW BLOG POST – The OVERuse and UNDERuse of formal charge (when the textbook fails)

+ MAPPED FRQ WORKSHEETS UPDATED – I’ve added references to the 2021, 2022 and 2023 released FRQs to the Mapped Worksheets

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF THE ELEMENTS’ – it’s here!

February

+ STOP GIVING YOUR TIME AWAY – teachers are their own worst enemies

+ NEW BLOG POST – a literal pnictogen

+ MY WRITING PORTFOLIO – a reminder about reading my work elsewhere

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF THE ELEMENTS’ – coming next month

January

+ NEW TIMING FOR THE BULLETIN – expect it later in the month

+ NEW BLOG POSTS – two new pieces for January

+ TUTORING – a reminder!

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – now available

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF THE ELEMENTS’ NOW ON PRE-ORDER – new book now on Amazon for pre-order prior to April 2024 release

2023

December

+ WINTER WORKSHOP – NOW is the time to sign up

+ “HIDDEN” RESOURCES – Useful stuff that you don’t even know about!

+ NEW RESOURCES – AP Notes tweaked; AP Quizzes added

+ AP MIDTERM EXAM – A reminder that the MIDTERM Exam is now available

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – now available

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF THE ELEMENTS’ NOW ON PRE-ORDER – new book now on Amazon for pre-order prior to April 2024 release

November

+ AP WINTER WORKSHOP – sign-ups open

+ AP WORKSHOPS AND AP COURSES PAGE – new page

+ AP DAILY PLANNERS – complete

+ SEMESTER 1 (midterm) AP MOCK EXAM – complete

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – now available

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF THE ELEMENTS’ NOW ON PRE-ORDER – new book now on Amazon for pre-order prior to April 2024 release

October

+ NEW BLOG POST – interpreting the CED

+ AP DAILY PLANNERS – updates

+ SEMESTER 1 (midterm) AP MOCK EXAM – an update 

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – now available

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF THE ELEMENTS’ NOW ON PRE-ORDER – new book now on Amazon for pre-order prior to April 2024 release

September

+ NEW! AP BREAKPOINT PAGE – the highest level of course organization

+ NEW! AP DAILY PLANNERS – the most granular view of AP course organization

+ NEW SEMESTER 1 (Midterm) MOCK EXAM COMING – available later this month

+ NEW! SUPPLEMENTAL Q for UNIT 0 TEST added – adding value for subscribers

+ 6 UNIT ORGANIZATION TO BE SUNSET – it’s leaving the site this month

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – now available

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF ELEMENTS’ NOW ON PRE-ORDER – new book now on Amazon for pre-order prior to April 2024 release

August

+ AP CHIEF EXAMINER’S RELEASED FRQ DE-BRIEF – the lowdown on the lowering of standards from ChemEd23

+ AP CHEMISTRY POWER WORDS & PHRASES – a new page on the website to help trigger FRQ points

+ PLANNING A WHOLE YEAR OF AP CHEMISTRY – tips on this VITAL skill for the new year

+ SIGNIFICANT FIGURES – stop wasting so much time!

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – now available

+ DK, ‘MY BOOK OF ELEMENTS’ NOW ON PRE-ORDER – new book now on Amazon for pre-order prior to April 2024 release

July

+ JULY 4th! – Planning ahead using AP ROADMAPS

+ LAST CHANCE! – Teacher Online AP Chemistry Workshops Summer 2023 start in July

+ AP ROADMAP – PDF UPDATE & FREE Preview

+ AP TEST – UNIT 0 UPDATE & FREE Preview

+ CHEMED 2023 – Almost here

+ PERIODIC TABLE EXPLORER – Now Available

June

+ College Board Workshops – Myths and the Truth

Online Summer Workshops 2023 for teachers

ChemEd 2023 – an update

+ Chemistry Core Concepts Book Re-launch with Brown Bear

+ Periodic Table Explorer book available this month

May

+ AP Labs – still irrelevant to AP scores

+ ChemEd 2023

+ New Features for the Website

+ Online Summer Workshops 2023 for teachers

April

+ Review Time!

+ Two books

+ ChemEd 2023

+ Online Spring Review Courses 2023 for students

+ Online Summer Workshops 2023 for teachers

March

+ Buffers – do not RESIST me!

+ Online Spring Review Courses 2023 for students

+ Online Summer Workshops 2023 for teachers

+ Website Speed Goes Up

+ Bug Me with Ideas for Blog Posts

February

+ Buffers wihtout buffers

+ Online Summer Workshops 2023 

January

+ Attitude and Mindset

+ A New Book

+ Lab Alley

2022

December

+ REDOX Simulation

+ Winter Workshop

November

+ Should I teach it?

+ Updated FAQ page

+ 2023 Inforgraphic

+ Crash Course Edits

October

+ Lewis Structures and FC

+ Winter Workshop

+ Mega Menus

+ Facebook group

+ MCQ Archive Update

September

+ Calculator use on AP MCQs

+ AP Roadmaps

+ AP Top Tips

+ Supplemental Test Questions