Self Studying for AP's





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By Jblackboy05 (Jblackboy05) on Monday, June 07, 2004 - 11:39 pm: Edit

Right now for next year im enrolled in:
AP English Lit and Comp
AP Calculus AB
AP American Government and Politics
AP Physics B
Maybe AP Spanish Language
Senior Seminar(Stupid Class our hs district makes us take)

But since all my slots are full I was thinking of possibly self studying for:
AP Art History
AP European History
AP Comparitive Government(Not included in American Gov't and Politcs class)
AP Economics-Macro or Micro

Which ones do you think?

By Number9 (Number9) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 02:26 am: Edit

I'm going to be self-studying AP Euro, too! It should be fun. I've heard Government isnt bad if you keep up on current events. Macro and Micro are popular among self-studies because they are only .5 year courses.

By Jblackboy05 (Jblackboy05) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 05:05 pm: Edit

Yeah, I though I social science class wouldn't be hard because its so information based. This year I took APUSH and Ap Psych and they were not that hard of classes

By Ndbisme5 (Ndbisme5) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 05:51 pm: Edit

What do you wanna major in?

I would definitely self-study for AP Comparative because
a) You pay $80 to take both tests, why waste $40?
b) It's easy
c) It's easy
d) It's easy
e) It's easy
f) a, b, c, d, e

Unless you are super dedicated and consider yourself to be a genius, I heard that AP Euro is pretty hard, that is, teacher and course included. Economics is pretty easy too (grab a McConnel Brue book). Art History I also heard is tough...something about memorizing thousands of pictures, etc.

By Succor101 (Succor101) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 06:50 pm: Edit

I wouldn't do euro alone, however, if u do have the self-study will and ability, u should do calc BC instead of AB 'cause lots of colleges give NO CREDIT for AB but the credit for freshman calc for BC.

By Solario144 (Solario144) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:44 pm: Edit

How do you recommed self-studying for AP Computer Science and AP Physics C (I've taken B, and I have 2 years of calculus). Is there any good textbook for AP Comp Sci?

By Texas137 (Texas137) on Tuesday, June 08, 2004 - 10:48 pm: Edit

CS - if you already know how to program Java, just get a review book and work thru that. (If you don't know how to program, you'll need more.)


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