• AP Exams and Standardized Testing
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[B]What are AP Exams?[/B] AP, or Advanced Placement, is a program by College Board where classes taken in high school (US + Canada only) can qualify you for credit-hours in colleges. These classes are much more rigorous than regular high school classes. To qualify for credit-hours, you must take the AP exam and get a certain grade on it (ranges from 1-5, 1 being the lowest). Qualifying for credit-hours depends on the college you're applying to. College Board also does the SAT, which is offered throughout the year. As well as a test similar to the ACT, they offer subject tests that test your knowledge of specific subjects. Some colleges require that you have some subject tests before applying with your main SAT composite score. [IMG]http://puu.sh/8ro2c.png[/IMG] What AP exams are you taking? I'll be taking AP Spanish Language, AP Calculus AB, and AP English Lit.
AP Physics C: Mechanics here. Let the cramming begin.
Really not looking foward to the World History exam... 60% of all testers got 0/9 on one of the open responses last year.
Oh hey I remember those [img]http://puu.sh/8rw51.png[/img]
lit, Bio, and Java God help us all
I live in the north east so my AP US History exam was pushed back a week from snow. My school is providing pizza too.
[QUOTE=Amaurus;44670073]AP Physics C: Mechanics here. Let the cramming begin.[/QUOTE] If you have questions feel free to post in the phyiscs thread, it's kind of dead.
I got a 5 on the APUS exam and didn't even study for it. Also fuck standardized testing
[QUOTE=WastedJamacan;44671010]Oh hey I remember those [img]http://puu.sh/8rw51.png[/img][/QUOTE] I wouldn't be surprised if I also got a 1 on my AP spanish exam
English language and comp, computer science, and chemistry... I'm fucked on English :v:
AP Physics C: Mechanics AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism AP Calculus BC AP US Government AP Microeconomics ...hm btw they're ridiculously expensive too, at $95 a pop!
[QUOTE=elitehakor;44671820]I wouldn't be surprised if I also got a 1 on my AP spanish exam[/QUOTE] I actually did a practice exam with my teacher, and got something comparable to a 4. The shitty thing about Spanish and English AP tests is that they can be subjective. Perhaps the person grading my exam was critical of the way I enunciated, or maybe they didn't like my sentence structure. All you can really do is try your best. I honestly thought coming out of Spanish I was getting a 3 and a 2 on English. [editline]28th April 2014[/editline] [QUOTE=Chinook249;44672117]AP Physics C: Mechanics AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism AP Calculus BC AP US Government AP Microeconomics ...hm btw they're ridiculously expensive too, at $95 a pop![/QUOTE] Not expensive at all. Considering that tuition for [i]South Dakota Residents attending a state college[/i] is ~$250 [I]per credit hour[/I] (which is on the cheap end of cheap), you save hundreds by taking the exam and not having to take a course at your college. I saved about $2750 by doing this, including the cost of the exams.
I'm just taking AP US Gov here. I got a 4 on the US history test last year, but taking gov is a little... different. My history teacher from last year said to not worry about and he's confident I'll get a least a 4 (I'm aiming to get a 5 since it's one of the easier AP class). I got a 52 out of 60 on the prep test, but it just was an easy test. I love to take one of the AP Physics classes, but my school only offers ones that requires you take Calculus the same year. I also have a few friends taking AP Biology (godspeed).
I'm taking AP US History. My teacher is a complete hack though, he's terrible at teaching, overloads us with busy work stuff that he doesn't even take for a grade, and to top it off, he's a hardcore Southern Baptist and believes that the moon landing was a hoax. I also took the ACT in February and got a 33 on it (7 on the writing, I can't write worth anything). We also just took it as the whole junior class at my school last week, so I'm awaiting results on that.
Last year: 3 on Language Composition, 4 on US History. This year: Chemistry and English Literature That feeling when you have the very first exam in the building. On a Monday morning. :suicide:
Where my AP Stats motherfuckers at, you ready to sit back and let the calculator do everything?
[QUOTE=WastedJamacan;44672937]I actually did a practice exam with my teacher, and got something comparable to a 4. The shitty thing about Spanish and English AP tests is that they can be subjective. Perhaps the person grading my exam was critical of the way I enunciated, or maybe they didn't like my sentence structure. All you can really do is try your best. I honestly thought coming out of Spanish I was getting a 3 and a 2 on English. [editline]28th April 2014[/editline] Not expensive at all. Considering that tuition for [i]South Dakota Residents attending a state college[/i] is [b]~$250 [I]per credit hour[/I][/b] (which is on the cheap end of cheap), you save hundreds by taking the exam and not having to take a course at your college. I saved about $2750 by doing this, including the cost of the exams.[/QUOTE] Fuck that's cheap.
Ah I remember the exams. Apparently on the AP spanish exam if you fool the tape you talk into appearing damaged they only grade the written part. I got a 5 on that. :v:
AP Computer Science here. I should probably start studying by now... :v:
AP psych. I actually think I'm okay for the most part. If I don't study I'll still get at least a 4
Calc BC and Physics B. I've got a super solid/nearly perfect 5 in the bag for Calc, and I'll probably do fine on Physics I got 2020 on the SAT, and a 33 on the ACT Although I got like, a 5 or 6 on the ACT Essay section so I have to take a fucking 2 hour, 1000 word essay test on May 10th to prove to the UC system that I can, in fact, speak english, or else even more stupid shit happens Isn't being unable to write quickly, legibly, or within any short timeframe just so much fun??
By the way, do you guys have any tips for the FRQs? We have practice ones in our class but I always suck at them.
[QUOTE=Falubii;44673395]Fuck that's cheap.[/QUOTE] Like I said, cheap end of cheap.
Good luck guys. I took one class last semester and took this semester off and I'm already halfway to my associate's thanks to my AP credits.
US History, English Language + Comp, and Chemistry. I can't wait for the trainwreck that'll be the chemistry exam next Monday, my class is entirely unprepared for it.
AP English, and Psychology here. I'm expecting a 4 on English and a 3-4 on Psychology (I hate studying for that class in all actuality)
AP English and AP Euro here. Not expecting to do well. On the other hand, I got both for $15 total. Yay.
AP US History over here. [sp]help[/sp]
[QUOTE=Bumrang;44673686]AP Computer Science here. I should probably start studying by now... :v:[/QUOTE] All I have to say about AP comp sci is, fuck everything about GridWorld.
[QUOTE=SNNS-SEAN;44682198]All I have to say about AP comp sci is, fuck everything about GridWorld.[/QUOTE] This, it's so unnecessary.
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