Note: this article is not to be taken seriously, nor should it affect one’s decision whether to take an AP class or not. All of these sentences are taken by the viewpoints from someone who has experienced the classes; therefore, these are only the opinions of the writer and not how the AP classes are actually viewed.
In the hard-working years of high school, students are introduced to Advanced Placement courses, or AP for short. These are seen to be the hardest, most difficult classes for a pupil to take in their high school years, more difficult than honors. It does come with a long-run win of being able to use the courses as college credits and advance ahead, but, needless to say, it is still quite difficult to get a 4 or 5 on the AP Exam. Each AP class is different and requires a ton of studying to do well and obtain good grades, but are they all that they seem? Is AP Economics actually what you think of it, or is it something entirely different? Here are my accounts on the AP classes I have taken so far, and because I only took a few of them, I am not reviewing all of the classes. They are all great classes, and this is what they are in a nutshell:
AP Physics I:
Three words: BIG BRAIN TIME.
This is the only class where College-Board lists it as a history course, the textbook lists it as a science course, and the teacher educates the class like it’s a math course, and be prepared to draw a LOT of graphs.
AP English Literature Composition:
Yes, there is poetry and novels to annotate, but be sure to manage your time, otherwise, you will find yourself pulling ridiculous all-nighters.
AP Computer Science Principles:
When you learn about the Internet, think that you know how it works, and then take the tests and get absolutely destroyed by them.
AP US History:
By the end of the year, not only will you have learned all of the history pertaining to the United States, but you will also have gained a very sore and exhausted hand from writing a ton of FRQs.