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News from the Advanced Placement Program®
July 1, 2012
LOCAL EDUCATOR SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM READING
NEW YORK – Heather Severson was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in English Language and Composition. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams.
AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the finest academic institutions in the world. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is both fostered and encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and College Readiness at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Heather Severson.”
The Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies – with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both – while still in high school. Through AP courses in 34 subjects, each culminating in a rigorous exam, students learn to think critically, construct solid arguments, and see many sides of an issue – skills that prepare them for college and beyond. Research indicates that students who score a 3 or higher on an AP Exam typically experience greater academic success in college and are more likely to earn a college degree than non-AP students.
In 2011, more than 11,000 AP Readers evaluated more than 3.4 million AP Exams.
StudioGraphia Launches Blog: The Mercenary Writer's Guide to the Universe
On April 1st, StudioGraphia launched the blog, The Mercenary Writer's Guide to the Universe. Please stop by and check it out. Ask questions, offer feedback, tell your freelance friends about it!
The Arizona Chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association and StudioGraphia announce the second annual FREE workshop for freelance creative professionals
The Mercenary Writer’s Guide to Setting Fees: How to Bid a Project in 5 Minutes or Less
TUCSON, ARIZONA – "How much should I charge?" That is one of the top questions asked by new and even experienced freelance writers and editors. We're here to help them answer that question.
The Arizona Chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association and StudioGraphia presents the second annual Discussion Forum: The Mercenary Writer's Guide to Setting Rates: How to Bid a Project in 5 Minutes or Less. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 5:15-7:15 p.m., at The Historic Y Conference Room. 300 E. University Blvd./738 N. 5th Ave.The workshop is free, and open to anyone interested in freelancing in the creative fields: writers, editors, designers, and consultants.
This will be a working meeting, so come prepared with a notebook and pen and/or laptop computer, a calculator, a list of all business expenses, and goals for financial prosperity. We will create reference charts so we will never again spend hours calculating project bids. We will address pragmatic concerns involved in supporting ourselves as professional writers and editors in the freelance market.
Heather Severson, Mercenary Writer & Gypsy Scholar, will facilitate the workshop. Heather is the owner StudioGraphia, LLC, a freelance writers’ cooperative that provides services in writing, editing, instruction, research and design. In 2010, she managed a team of 25 writers for a project that brought in nearly six figures.
The Editorial Freelancers Association includes editors, writers, indexers, proofreaders, researchers, desktop publishers, translators, and others who offer a broad range of skills and specialties. EFA is a national not-for-profit —501(c)6— organization, headquartered in New York City, run almost entirely by volunteers. Its members, experienced in a wide range of professional skills, live and work in the United States and a variety of other countries.
News from the Advanced Placement Program®: Local Educator Selected to Participate in Advanced Placement Program Reading
June 23, 2011 – Heather Severson was selected to participate in the annual Reading and scoring of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Examinations this June in English Language.
The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP®) gives more than 1.8 million capable high school students an opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses and examinations. Based on their exam performance, successful students can receive credit and/or advanced placement when they enter college.
This year, more than 3.2 million examinations from more than 30 AP Courses were evaluated by over 10,000 AP Readers from universities and high schools. Representing many of the finest academic institutions in the world, AP Readers are made up of professional educators from the United States, Canada and abroad. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between high school and college educators is fostered and strongly encouraged.
“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, vice president of the Advanced Placement Program at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Heather Severson."