Hello! My name is Kristen Carpio and this year I will be a Junior at Notre Dame High School! I am really looking forward to taking AP Biology for the 2019-2020 school year, and this site will serve as a place to hold all of my blog posts throughout the year. I hope you enjoy!

About Me

Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Kristen Carpio and I am extremely excited to start AP Biology this fall! To learn a little more about me, watch the video below.

My Overall Website Experience

Just like that, the second semester is wrapping up, and so is this site. 😦 I really enjoyed posting all of the different blogs and investigations on this website, and it has been really fun to look back to see my writing style when I first started last August. This was such a fun opportunity, and even though it was very daunting to start an entire blog in the beginning of the year, I am glad to say I have overcome this challenge. I hope to continue a new blog in the future, possibly in college just to have as a keepsake of the things I learn and my experiences.

If you’re interested in starting a blog or you will be taking up this challenge next year in AP Biology, check out my tips below!!

What I learned from managing a website:

  1. Writing is easier when you’re passionate about what you have to say
    1. Try to find something you’re interested about in everything you have to blog! It’s much easier to write based on what is unique to you so find your passion!
  2. Visuals and multimedia add so much to a blog
    1. Everyone loves looking through videos and pictures! Multimedia adds another level of information to your blog and it’s another way to share others’ knowledge!
  3. Avoid long paragraphs of text
    1. I personally think it’s hard to sit and read a paragraph that takes up an entire page, so try spacing things out!

Top tips for developing your own website

  1. Become accustomed to the software
    1. Play around with the settings when you first set up the site, and Google videos on how to use all of the features! This will help in the future when you become efficient in posting/uploading blogs.
  2. Publicize your writing
    1. Use other forms of social media like Twitter or YouTube to share and post about your blog! There’s so many ways for you to share your knowledge.
  3. Find your style
    1. Change the format and colors of your blog to your own aesthetics! Finding a common color scheme is always a good idea to make your blog look uniform.

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them down below or email me at kcarpio21@ndhsb.org

Dear Future AP Bio

I can’t believe that the year has gone by so quickly!! To the Team 2020-2021 AP Bio students, check out the video below to see some of my tips on what I wish people told me about this amazing class 🙂


Check out my LinkedIn Profile attached HERE. I would love to connect and learn more about you!

My Twitter also has lots of cool posts by me, so check it out below!

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10 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi Kristen! I love this website!! It was super easy to navigate and I love the diversity of your blogs. I like how there’s so many variations between photos, videos, and texts. Reading through all the topics about the plastic in our ocean makes me sad but still further encourages me to be mindful of my actions. Thank you for providing information on this!

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  2. I can see that you worked really hard on this website. There is a lot of information about what you did or learned in AP Bio which I think will be very helpful for students taking this class in the following years. I also took AP Bio this year and I can see the similar things we did/learned which is cool. Great Job!

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  3. The website layout is awesome and super clean! It was really interesting to read your thoughts on genetic testing – I’ve never thought about all of those dangers before. Your blog is definitely super well kept and informative!

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  4. Hey! This looks amazing! I really like the theme that you chose and how all of it fits together. I also love how dedicated you were to this. You can clearly see that you put all the effort into this website. I could go on and on about this website, honestly. I definitely learned more about bio, lol.

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  5. Hi Kristen! I loved watching this video. I am going to be in this class in the upcoming school year and I found your video very helpful and fun to watch. I love how you have a positive and excited attitude about this class and it makes me excited to begin my AP Bio journey! 🙂

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  6. Hi Kristen! I love this website so much! I wish I came across this website earlier in the school year! Your website and content would’ve been SO helpful for me in AP Bio! You’ve reminded me of all the great memories and lessons that AP Bio comes with and you inspire me to go deeper into the sciences!

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  7. Great job on this site, Kristen! All your blog posts are super informative. I also love the creativity and detail you put in to each post. I can tell you are so passionate about biology and I know the future students will appreciate your knowledge. Congrats on finishing up your junior year!

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  8. Kristen!

    This is so cool! Your love for Biology and science really shines through this blog! You have always been so creative and organized and it has allowed you to achieve so much! Our world NEEDS students like you to push the limits of science and the passion to help rid the world of diseases or find ways where we can live a much happier life. Keep up the amazing work. So proud!


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  9. Hi Kristen!

    You have truly created an amazing and engaging website that demonstrates your immense passion for science! I really like the design and organization, and I think having dates on your blog titles is a fantastic idea. I appreciate that you always included a visual aid in your blogs, be it a video or a picture. It shows that you put effort into all of your work and you really care about engaging your readers in science. My favorite blog is Botany of Desire because it is so detailed, visually appealing, and really interesting. Having a page dedicated to interesting science videos is really smart because it interests your readers and encourages them to stay curious about science. Finally, I would like to give a quick shoutout to your amazing body systems newsletter! I love the choices you made in presenting it, and it is so comprehensive that I might even refer back to it in college.

    ~ Abiya Baqai

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  10. Kristen, I love how your website reflection includes tips to encourage others to create a site. You are so right with tip #1! Your passion shines through in all that you write and do. Thank you for taking on the challenge of AP Bio and being an absolutely invaluable teammate. Your friendly, encouraging personality and warm smile (as can be seen at the top of this page) always brighten my day. I know I can rely on you to put forth your best effort and to be a cheerleader for others. Remember to be gentle with yourself too 🙂 Thank you for trusting me. I will cherish the memory of our Zoom time right before the AP exam. We were both feeling overwhelmed and being able to share that with you made me feel a bit better. Your choice page with the science videos is awesome! Norah and I have decided to watch them together. I am looking forward to staying connected next year as we work together on your college application process. Congratulations, SENIOR, on a stellar year. There were ups and downs and SO many things to do, but you surmounted each challenge and made a positive impact all along the way. I am so proud of you!

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