Advanced Placement Research

AP Research, the second course in the AP Capstone experience, allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, issue, or idea of individual interest. Students design, plan, and implement a yearlong investigation to address a research question. Through this inquiry, they further the skills they acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning research methodology, employing ethical research practices, and accessing, analyzing, and synthesizing information. Students reflect on their skill development, document their processes, and curate the artifacts of their scholarly work through a process and reflection portfolio. The course culminates in an academic paper of approximately 4,000-5,000 words (accompanied by a performance, exhibit, or product where applicable) and a presentation with an oral defense. (Course will be offered Fall 2017-2018).

Course Subject
Course Number
MS510A-MS510B
Grade Level
12
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Credit
1 AP Weighted Credit
Prerequisite
AP Seminar and a score of 3 or better on AP Seminar Exam
Course Fee
None