AP classes are very useful if you want to go to good college. Most 4-year colleges/universities look at your AP classes and what grades you got from those AP classes more than your SAT/ACT scores. These classes are college-level classes that were prepared for high school students to take while still in high school....
Best answer: AP classes are very useful if you want to go to good college. Most 4-year colleges/universities look at your AP classes and what grades you got from those AP classes more than your SAT/ACT scores. These classes are college-level classes that were prepared for high school students to take while still in high school. If you can score well on the AP exams each year, then you can earn college credits while still in high school. So when you go to college, you don't have to take those classes and can save you lots of money for college. When I was in high school, I took my first AP classes when I was in 10th grade. As a high school sophomore, I took AP World History, AP Chemistry. Next year, when I became a high school junior, I took AP Calculus AB, AP Biology and AP Language Literature. It was hard because the teachers/instructors were strict and always had given us lots of homework, because AP classes were not regular classes, they were considered to be super 'advanced' classes for outstanding students in my high school. I got a B in my AP World History class at the end of the year. That class was very hard, I studied a lot for that class. I think it's because I'm not a history person, history wasn't just my strong subject. So I guess it was difficult for me to really handle it. There were a few students in my APWH class who passed the AP exams at the end of the year. I was envious of them because I actually failed the exam. It was hard. Our teacher made us took lots of notes every single day, and we had to write several essays in some days. The textbook was hard to understand because everything was so difficult for me. Most people couldn't pass that AP exam, pretty much lots of people failed it. And AP Chemistry is probably the hardest AP class out of all AP classes. Because chemistry alone is already a hard subject, plus it's in college-level. So imagine how hard it would be. But I would highly recommend students to take some AP classes in high school, because it will look good on your transcripts when you apply to colleges. Plus, taking AP classes can also boost your GPA a lot if you can get good grades in them. Getting a B in an AP class is equivalent to getting an A in a regular class in high school. Just be ready to study really hard and take lots of notes. Remember, these classes are college-level classes. So you need to be prepared and learn how to study them in the right way. Talk to your school counselor about taking AP classes. It really depends on what you're good at and what your academic interest really is. For example, if you want to be a math major in college, then consider taking AP Calculus. If you want to major in physics at college, then consider taking AP Physics. If you want to study biology later on, then consider taking AP Biology. There are many different types of AP classes. If you're good at Spanish, then consider taking AP Spanish. Why not take an advantage of that? It's a good way to prove that you know a foreign language to the colleges. When you're taking an AP exam, remember that the score ranges from 1-5, with 5 being the highest score that you can get on any AP exam and 1 is the lowest score that you can get on any AP exam. Getting at least a score of 3 can make you pass an AP exam since 3 is the passing score for AP exams. Go to your local library and get some AP prep books and just practice them over and over again if you want to take AP classes. Or go to Barnes & Nobles to buy some AP prep books. They have many sources there.
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