It’s a month before the exam and you’re freaking out. You're trying to think about what you need to review with your students, what you should ask them to do, and how you can best support them. Not to mention those things, you’re feeling angsty about only making it through six of the course and exam design units and you just know that what they need to do well is in unit seven.  


What do you do? How do you set them up for success? How can you encourage them to review what they have done while still pushing them to get better? 


These sessions will focus on a few ways to support students in the final push to the exam without over-stressing them or yourself. We will explore strategies for the multiple-choice and for each essay type while also getting to have a little fun while we explore some texts and prompts.


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Dr. Brandon Abdon has 20 plus years in education including 12 years as a high school English teacher, eight as a professor of English and Education, and eight as a curriculum developer and instructional coach. He also has more than 10 years of experience as a consultant and formerly worked as the lead director for the international Advanced Placement® program at the College Board. A fellow of the National Writing Project, Brandon believes in the power of writing daily in the classroom. He also knows that all students have a path to literacy when engaged and challenged suitably. He is the senior author of two textbooks: AP® Language and Composition (2020) and AP® Literature and Composition  (2021) coursebooks, both by AMSCO®. He is also a collaborator on a number of projects to support English teachers and their classrooms, including the Mosaic Slow-Conference project and The Garden of English. He holds advanced degrees in both English and Education—including a Doctorate in English —and certification as both a teacher and an administrator. During his full-time work in high school classrooms, he was recognized with the National Council of Teachers of English “High School Teacher of Excellence” award in 2010. He has taught courses at the University of Kentucky and Georgia State University, teaching courses including English Composition 1, Introduction to Literature, Literature for Teachers, Composition for Teachers, and others. He likes to read and play sports, but does both of them slowly and only one of them well. He has been married to his brilliant wife, Angela, since 2008 and has two sons, Hilton and Dorian.