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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 02:21 PM
Any other high school students on here taking them? They started today and go through next week. I personally have four, calculus, chemistry, biology, and government. It is extremely stressful and is requiring huge amounts of studying/work to prepare, but the prospect of earning college credits is rather appealing. Just wondering if anyone else is going through it right now?
 
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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 02:24 PM
Ched, my daughter has/is taken/taking some AP classes. AP Lit liked to kick her ass, but she seems to have a handle on the rest of the AP classes. She's going to Wesleyan College in Macon in fall. We'll see if the AP classes prepped her for some REAL studying.

 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 02:40 PM
I can PM you my library card number if you'd like access to comprehensive online practice tests for Advanced Placement.

 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 02:54 PM
I went through all of that last year and the year before. I ended up getting 28 hours of college credit through the exams (2 hours short of being a sophomore) and got all of the non-major-specific classes out of my way, so now I just need to concentrate on my major. I thought it was a great deal.

Don't get too stressed out, and just remember that they're curved a lot. As long as you do average or slightly above, that should be enough to get credit in most subjects at most colleges.

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 02:57 PM
I found college to be much easier than high school, but I guess it depends on what you major in.

 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 04:40 PM
I was gonna take the AP Calc test, but I just got too lazy and decided I didn't want to spend the time preparing for it during my senior year baseball season. I took some last year and they sucked. Good luck to you.
 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 07:26 PM
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I can PM you my library card number if you'd like access to comprehensive online practice tests for Advanced Placement.


Thanks, but my teachers have given me enough study and review material to last me forever...

Thanks to everyone else too, and good luck to those taking exams and to your kids if they are

 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 08:36 PM
I am taking AP calculus and European history.

Im not bad for calc, but why did I ever decide to take european history? There's like 50 Louis's and ferdinands

 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 08:50 PM
I'm taking AP U.S. History on friday. Im not too worried about it though because I'm almost certain I wont pass it. But the class does look good for colleges.
 

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  posted on 5/1/2006 at 10:25 PM
Don't forget the regents!!!!
 

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 08:47 AM
My daughter has four AP tests this week. Fantastic if you can manage a 4. Her college of choice, University of Denver, takes only 4's and 5's. I took the practice US history multiple choice last year for grins - it was brutal> at least for someone that has been out of school for 22 years. All the answers were possible - very few throw away choices.

Good luck to all the students takting these exams!

 

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 11:11 AM
yeah i went through that crap a couple of years back. I took calculus, chemistry, physics, us history, and lit, and psych. the only thing there good for I think is getting out of college a little faster. By the time my second semester was over i was a "junior", technically speaking. the thing is, for whatever major you go into not all your AP classes will help you. So all in all they basically just help you get into college. And save you a little time in the end. I definitely wouldn't stress about them very much.
 

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 11:21 AM
when i was in school bout the only thing i passed was recess and dinner, and recess was borderline since it required more thinkin than dinner did.

 

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 12:04 PM
I took AP Calc and AP Physics.........10 years ago

 

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 06:06 PM
Back in the '70s we incoming college freshmen were offered only one "proficiency exam," for placement in English, and that was directly through the university, not a statewide program or anything.

One thing I wish I had done more of while a college student was take further proficiency exams that were sometimes offered by some departments. I took one in urban planning that I saw a flyer for; it sounded interesting, but I had never taken an urban planning or architecture course of any kind. I was just taking the test as a lark. In fact, I didn't even look at the study materials at all until the evening before the morning test.

Nevertheless, out of the 20-some test takers, most of whom were probably urban planning majors, I was the only one who got a semester's credit: 3 hours of urban planning! (Patting self on back.) Conclusion: If you're a good crammer and test taker, it would be worthwhile to explore such options offered by your college.

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 06:49 PM
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when i was in school bout the only thing i passed was recess and dinner, and recess was borderline since it required more thinkin than dinner did.


About the only thing I passed was a joint...needless to say 6 majors and 5 colleges later I finally graduated.

Not sure I understand why someone would want to graduate early. Arent those supposed to be the best 4 years???

 

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  posted on 5/2/2006 at 07:29 PM
Hell, I dropped out of high school when I was 16, didn't study for my GED two years later, and didn't study for any of my placement tests or the GRE. Got my BA from UF and my master's from FSU with high honors. Your best education comes from life, and a curious mind. IMO.

I think kids are pushed way too hard academically way too early. Now, middle schoolers can get on a career "track."

 

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