Written responses Students are encouraged to complete a full practice run through of the written Diploma.
Topic Covered Class 1 During the first part of the Social prep course we will focus on review of the main course and curricular concepts that are essential for success on both the written and multiple choice components of the Diploma Exam. As we work our way through the curriculum, special attention will be given to source analysis, with key skills and strategies being provided.
Working with sources during the course review will give students important skills in concept synthesis and source analysis, both of which are essential on the diploma exam. As we progress though the course, we will work on and discuss many multiple choice exam questions. This will enable students to build important skills and strategies to hone their multiple choice skills and tailor them directly towards the ways in which Social Studies questions are frequently written.
Throughout the review we will look at the historical development of liberalism and its viability as an economic ideology. We will also review the connection between liberalism and political ideologies.
We will conclude the review by examining the different types of sources that are now being used on the new "dash 1" Diploma Exam. Class 2 Class 2 is a continuation from Class 1. See above description Class 3 This session of the course will focus directly on the two writing assignments.
As both writing assignments use sources as prompts, we will review the student expectations for each task. We will practice the skills of interpreting sources as well as identifying the relationships that exist between them.
For assignment II, we will practice the skill of identifying an ideological perspective and making this analysis the foundation of the argumentative essay.
We will do a general review of political and economic liberalism as students need to connect their writings to this ideology. We will also do an in-depth examination of the categories on the scoring guides and we will take a critical look at some pieces of writing in order to determine what constitutes excellent and not so excellent diploma exam writing.
I have been very involved with the development, implementation and evaluation of the new Social Studies curriculum. I have also been with the Standards Confirmation group for the Part A writing response of the Social 30 Diploma exam for the last 12years.
I am confident that I can more than adequately prepare you for the Social 30 Diploma Exam. As Social 30 has been his major focus for the last four years, he has developed a highly effective program and instructional style.
He has marked Social 30 diploma exams for the last five years, and attended multiple Alberta Education conferences on the Social 30 program, and has gathered many valuable insights into both parts of the diploma exam.
Mark's students continually benefit from his enthusiastic, informed, and effective teaching style. His students consistently achieve diploma exam results significantly higher than the provincial average.
He is currently completing his Master's in Educational Leadership and Administration through the University of Gonzaga.Grade 12 Tests.
The following practice exams are available for Grade 12 students in Alberta. To practice an exam, click on the "Start Test" button to the left of the exam that you wish to write, in the tables below.
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Social LINKS: Here are some links to online information to help you prepare for the tests and diploma exam in Social For "teacher" type info, the Alberta Education "Examples of Standards of Writing" are the best to look at.
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Alberta Education Assessment Sector 6th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard Street NW Edmonton, Alberta T5J 5E6 We would be pleased to hear from you. 1 Introduction The written responses in this document are examples of Social Studies 30–1 diploma examination writing that received scores of Satisfactory (S), Proficient (Pf), and Excellent (E).
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