AP Quest for Success – Directed Studies

Welcome to Quest for Success

There are several essential skills that a student must learn to gain an edge in college and beyond. Quest for Success is designed to teach the college bound AP student these skills. The Quest for Success curriculum includes engaging activities covering the following topics:

  • Learning About Learning
  • Forming Collaborative Study Groups
  • The Essentials of Listening
  • Public Speaking
  • Life Skills
  • Cooperative Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Practicing Problem Solving
  • Group Presentations / Projects
  • Academic Integrity
  • Resume Writing and Interview Skills
  • College Admissions Essay Writing
  • Scholarships and Recommendations

Syllabus: QUEST Syllabus 2014

Other resources:

SAT Question of the Day:  http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day

ACT Question of the Day: http://www.act.org/qotd/

Barron’s QOTD: http://barronstestprep.com/blog/tag/question-of-the-day

Below are some additional resources to improve your study skills: The resources will include tips for improving concentration, reading skills, note taking skills, writing skills and more.

NOTE: If some of the forms do not open you need to either save them or click the message a few times then it will open.

Complete the study skills checklist:Study Skills Checklist


Time Scheduling Tips:


Pomodoro Reflections

Concentration and Memory Tips:


Concentration tips



Listening and Notetaking Tips:




Cornell notetaking

Note Taking


Testing and Exam Tips:


Writing tips:

Getting Started writing a paper

Color coded writing strategy for Essays

Reading Tips:

Reading Comprehension Strategies

Reading Strategies for test taking

Metacognition- An Overview

What Is Metacognition

Metacognition Reflection

Motivation Tips:




Conversation skills:

Do you make these 10 mistakes in conversation

Good Conversation topics

Conversation Starters

Polite Conversation Enders

College and Scholarship Searches:

College application checklist

College Admissions Essay Secrets