AP Human Geography is harder than AP US History
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Hello, and thank you for the debate. I will be arguing the point that AP Human Geography is not harder than AP US History. As further clarification, I will NOT be arguing the point that AP US History is harder than AP Human Geography, but that there are so many factors involved in difficulty that you can not objectively state that one is more challenging than the other.
I look forward to your first actual argument in Round 2.
My first piece of evidence on my part is as follows,
In AP Human Geography, you will be assigned map tests on each continent and be asked to be able to label every country accurately (depending on your teacher, but most will.) You must also study various topics pertaining to regions around the world. There will be folk culture talking about regions on the other side of the world that preserve traditions while they will also include the whole world in popular culture.
My second piece of evidence is as follows,
In AP US History, The name is explaining itself. The study of US History is just learning about the US History and with some occasional ties to other countries because they were tied into the US History. AP US History will explain about past battles, presidents and ther speeches, the constitution and the amendments and so on.
I would like to take a moment and thank my opponent for his quick response.
Although my opponent presented two pieces of evidence, he did not draw a conclusion based upon them. He merely provided a description of the course of AP Human Geography (hereafter referred to as APHG) and a description of the course of AP United States History (hereafter referred to as APUSH). I will assume my opponent is using these descriptions as evidence that one curriculum is more difficult than the other. This is a faulty claim; no course can be objectively defined as more challenging because of the many factors and variables in determining a student's success in the course. I will define many of the factors invovled and explain how they can vary from student to student in terms of their success.
Different students have different learning methods. Teachers are often much harder than other teachers; for example, one teacher may give lots of extra credit while another is strict in their grading. Thus, a very lenient teacher for APHG may allow for an easy course, while a very strict, serious teacher of APUSH may cause a lazy student to fail the course. The effectiveness of the course depends on the teacher's style.
What one student may find an easy course that takes no work, another student may find challenging. So, although the teacher may have a great style that really captures the students' attention, his/her coursework may also affect the student's success in that course. Again, if a student excels in APHG with little to no coursework, the student may feel extremely stressed with lots of APUSH homework, not even taking into account the teacher.
Work ethic, responsibility, intelligence, efficiency, etc., are all factors that the student himself can alter. Again, using the example of APHG and APUSH, one student may pass both courses with ease and laziness, whereas one student may fail both courses with good work ethic and responsibility.
You cannot objectively state that one course is easier or harder than another, because of all the variables involved in a learning environment. The teacher, the amount of coursework, and the student's abilities are all factors invovled in success at a course.
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