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ooh apush i feel your pain. unlike the english exam, having a fancy vocabulary won't get you above a four on the essays if you don't know anything and that's what really scares me about history exams >_<
Posted 5/12/14
Ya'll make AP exams sound so stressful. It isn't even that bad. O.o Don't over think or stress about it. It will just heighten your nerves and make you go downhill.
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ping pong animation is where its at fags that show makes me sooo horny am shitting on my chest right now
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Posted 5/13/14

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Besides you, where the hell are the STEM people who take or have taken AP Physics C (not the easy algebraic alternative known as B), or AP Calculus BC or hell even AB. Also why isn't anyone taking foreign language APs like Spanish or Chinese? Everyone is talking about silly APUSH and Art History lol. Most colleges don't accept that liberal arts stuff as credit I don't know why you only just take that stuff.

Glad to see at least a few people here are taking stat tho, also someone actually self-studied for AP Compsci...lol damn. But still, more of you should be considering calc, bio, chem, foreign language and physics C :P. (I won't actually recommend AP Compsci unless you really want to know something about programming in hs, the fact that the course relies on Java hinders its applicability to college and rl considerably, but if you want to learn about some programming paradigms I say go for it)


Only non-liberal arts AP I ever took was Statistics. Hated every minute of it. While I thoroughly enjoyed my English Lit, Euro History, and Human Geography. Took 9 APs in high school, only one was non-arts, and all were accepted by my college of choice (except the Art History one, since I failed it). I've never heard of APs being rejected because of subject.

I pondered continuing my Chinese classes beyond the third year, but the Chinese teacher at my high school sucked so bad, I figured I wouldn't get anything out of it. I just took the recommended amount of foreign language and stopped there. It wasn't something I enjoyed as much as other classes.

AP sciences scared the bejeezus out of me because I have always disliked science and heard horrid things about the AP science teachers at my school. AP math beyond Stat was also out of the question. If there's one thing I hate in life, it is calculus. Hell, I took Stat just to avoid having to take pre-calc.

I did try to take AP Environmental Science, but everyone in my school took it as a joke, the teacher was horrible, so I dropped it within a week. It just looked like a waste of time. I do genuinely like environmental science, though, and am rather happy I didn't take it as an AP, because I ended up taking it in college and I loved the professor and learned a lot more than I probably would have in the high school course.

I suggest everyone take whatever classes appeal to them and enjoy high school while you can. Best of luck, AP testers~
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Posted 5/13/14
Just finished my finals at university. A real odd thing, since I've never ended school in the Spring.

Some of my friends' siblings get exemptions from finals, which I find truly odd. They say it's because high school seniors get lazy, so finals would hurt their self-esteem if they do poorly. I don't see how that's a valid reason since they don't have their grades posted for the entire class to see, and laziness isn't an excuse to not pay attention in class. Even at the top high schools, you can get at least a 65 by just paying attention in class and not studying or doing homework.
At my old high school, we were forced to take our exams and failing meant taking them again along with supplemental work and/or lessons lol.
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Ap Psych and Ap Gov exams are finally over. Ladies and gents its time I just kick back and relax until my senior year ends now.
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Posted 5/13/14
AP was way easier than regular courses.. they just let me do whatever i wanted, then you ace the easy test and you're done.. the other classes had homework and busy stuff like that wasting my time. AP was more of a waste though, probably.
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Posted 5/14/14

Aokidanza wrote:


Jsybird2532 wrote:

Besides you, where the hell are the STEM people who take or have taken AP Physics C (not the easy algebraic alternative known as B), or AP Calculus BC or hell even AB. Also why isn't anyone taking foreign language APs like Spanish or Chinese? Everyone is talking about silly APUSH and Art History lol. Most colleges don't accept that liberal arts stuff as credit I don't know why you only just take that stuff.

Glad to see at least a few people here are taking stat tho, also someone actually self-studied for AP Compsci...lol damn. But still, more of you should be considering calc, bio, chem, foreign language and physics C :P. (I won't actually recommend AP Compsci unless you really want to know something about programming in hs, the fact that the course relies on Java hinders its applicability to college and rl considerably, but if you want to learn about some programming paradigms I say go for it)


Only non-liberal arts AP I ever took was Statistics. Hated every minute of it. While I thoroughly enjoyed my English Lit, Euro History, and Human Geography. Took 9 APs in high school, only one was non-arts, and all were accepted by my college of choice (except the Art History one, since I failed it). I've never heard of APs being rejected because of subject.

I pondered continuing my Chinese classes beyond the third year, but the Chinese teacher at my high school sucked so bad, I figured I wouldn't get anything out of it. I just took the recommended amount of foreign language and stopped there. It wasn't something I enjoyed as much as other classes.

AP sciences scared the bejeezus out of me because I have always disliked science and heard horrid things about the AP science teachers at my school. AP math beyond Stat was also out of the question. If there's one thing I hate in life, it is calculus. Hell, I took Stat just to avoid having to take pre-calc.

I did try to take AP Environmental Science, but everyone in my school took it as a joke, the teacher was horrible, so I dropped it within a week. It just looked like a waste of time. I do genuinely like environmental science, though, and am rather happy I didn't take it as an AP, because I ended up taking it in college and I loved the professor and learned a lot more than I probably would have in the high school course.

I suggest everyone take whatever classes appeal to them and enjoy high school while you can. Best of luck, AP testers~


It depends on the school, but generally liberal arts APs aren't accepted as often as the school wants you to learn the material "their way". There isn't as much leeway with STEM stuff :P.

In the end though, you're right, people should take what they want. But you're also wrong at the same time, lol. STEM stuff is what's most likely to get you a good job nowadays, it's just how the economy is; I wouldn't ignore it (and yet to STEM only people, don't ignore your English and Foreign Language skills either :P).
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Hey guys,

Dont worry about AP. I got a 1 on my AP CS test back in 2002. 12 years later and I'm a professional software engineer at a multibillion$ company. Goes to show how much they really are tests of your aptitude...

Just my 2 cents.
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Posted 5/14/14
What's an AP and why does it sound like something either hideously boring and/or genitalia related?
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What's an AP and why does it sound like something either hideously boring and/or genitalia related?


Not too far from the truth.

This test inserts certain genitalia into a blender and presses the switch. Even if you didn't have those particular genitalia, it creates them, and puts them into said blender for its own amusement...
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Posted 5/14/14

CABarrett wrote:


BLACKOUTMK2 wrote:

What's an AP and why does it sound like something either hideously boring and/or genitalia related?


Not too far from the truth.

This test inserts certain genitalia into a blender and presses the switch. Even if you didn't have those particular genitalia, it creates them, and puts them into said blender for its own amusement...


We have something similar to that over here, except the tests are replaced with women.
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Posted 5/14/14
I don't have any APs as a freshman now, but taking AP Chem, Geometry Honors, English Honors, and Globals Honors next year kill me now xD
Even tho there's no AP exams this year, there's finals and regents and common core exams and MAPS testing ("perks of living in New York" lol no)
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