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

 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.

Reading Strategies









Week 1-2 Notetaking systems


Assume you were a college student in a Neurobiology listening to an oral lecture. Read and evaluate  the five note taking systems listed in this article. Describe the two systems that would be most beneficial for helping you learn the material for your test. Remember, you should write and revise your notes prior to your test.

 Time Management Strategy: Pomodoro Technique

Week 3-4