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Grape
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1/29/2011 9:07:03 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Anyone do them in high school? I did one as a sophomore and two as a junior. This is my last year of high school and I'm taking seven.
belle
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1/29/2011 9:09:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
wow. impressive.

i took 2 my junior year and 3 senior year. 4 5s and one 4 (american history. if it wasn't so boring i would have done better :P)
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
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1/29/2011 9:10:10 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
also doesn't that imply that all your classes are AP classes? o.O
evidently i only come to ddo to avoid doing homework...
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1/29/2011 9:28:52 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I did two last year (World History, Microeconomics) and intend to take six this year (US History, Statistics, English III, Computer Science A, Chemistry, Psychology). I've so far gotten all fives. They're really not as difficult as we're told on the first day of class.
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1/29/2011 9:48:32 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
3 tests as a Junior (US History, Macroeconomics, and microeconomics), and 7 as a Senior (Stats, Calc BC, Bio, Physics Mech and E&M, Comparative Gov, and US Gov). 5s, except for a 4 in Bio. Fun stuff--enjoy May. Which 7 are you taking?
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1/29/2011 10:20:20 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I did 1 junior year and 5 senior year

4 on AP gov
3 on Econ (macro), Econ (micro), Calculus, Biology, English
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1/29/2011 11:20:07 PM
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AP Tests are sh!t.
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1/29/2011 11:20:59 PM
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CLEPs are where it's at.
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1/30/2011 12:47:53 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I'm taking Calc AB, Physics B, Chemistry, and English Lit as classes. I am not really worried about any of them, but it will require a significant investiture of time to learn all the science concepts. My school does not offer dedicated programs in Calc BC and Physics C, so I decided it wasn't worth doing it on my own.

I noticed a lot of people taking AP's that my school offers as dual-enrollment courses with local colleges. Syracuse University Economics is ridiculously easily, but I don't feel like taking the econ tests in addition to so much other stuff. There's also the chance I might get lucky with my applicantion to U Chicago and taking econ there would be rather awesome.

I am doing US Gov, Psych, and English Lang on my own because I looked at released tests and they seem easy. I already got 5's on Bio, US History, and World History. I feel like one of the science/math tests will kill the 5 streak though.
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1/30/2011 12:53:42 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I took one in my Sophomore year (Human Geography), four in my Junior year (U.S. history, Chemistry, Japanese and English) and will take only three in my Senior year (American Government, Comparative Government and Biotechnology) since I'm also taking college classes this year.

Got 5's on all of my Sophomore/Junior ones except my Japanese where I got a 4. :/
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1/30/2011 7:47:11 PM
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Apparently I went to the wrong school, my high school only offered 3 AP courses. Of which I only took calc junior year and got a 3 on it, which isn't good enough for college credit.
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1/30/2011 10:40:55 PM
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I only took 2 ap classes and passed 3 of them I took ap world history in my sophomore year and ap environmental science in my senior year I passed ap world and ap envsci with a 3 and ap US history with a 4
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1/30/2011 11:26:01 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/30/2011 7:48:13 PM, nonentity wrote:
Canadian here---what do AP courses do for you? lol Like, can you go to university without them?

You can. But if you do well on the test at the end of the year, you can get credit for their corresponding college classes. Like, Calculus BC can give you credit for Calc 1 & 2.
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1/30/2011 11:30:08 PM
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At 1/30/2011 7:48:13 PM, nonentity wrote:
Canadian here---what do AP courses do for you? lol Like, can you go to university without them?

If your high school offers AP classes and you choose not to take any of them, you will likely not get into a very top tier school (like Harvard, Yale) since it looks like you avoided difficult classes.

And yeah, they're called "advanced placement" classes because they place you out of having to take certain classes in college, like I placed out of both my writing course requirements by scoring a 5 on the AP Literature test.
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2/1/2011 2:25:03 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I took a big fat 0.
My high school offered 2 classes that prepared for AP tests.
Calculus and English 11 Accelerated.
I took neither.
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2/2/2011 6:58:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I've taken the US History and Language and Composition tests, got 3s on both. I should have done better, but ALL of my essays were complete crap; I've never been able to write well in short periods of time.

I'm taking the Calculus exam this year; expecting a 5.
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2/2/2011 8:05:38 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 1/30/2011 11:30:08 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 1/30/2011 7:48:13 PM, nonentity wrote:
Canadian here---what do AP courses do for you? lol Like, can you go to university without them?

If your high school offers AP classes and you choose not to take any of them, you will likely not get into a very top tier school (like Harvard, Yale) since it looks like you avoided difficult classes.

And yeah, they're called "advanced placement" classes because they place you out of having to take certain classes in college, like I placed out of both my writing course requirements by scoring a 5 on the AP Literature test.

WHAAAAAT?? That's so awesome o_O
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2/4/2011 11:58:37 AM
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I took an AP Biology test my sophomore year of high school and a AP computer programming test my junior year, talk about a nightmare. :/ I'm trying to avoid them in college but that's probably not going to work.
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2/4/2011 12:49:47 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Taken Sophomore Year:
Microeconomics: 5
World History: 5

To Be Taken Junior Year:
Computer Science
English Language
Human Geography
Psychology
Statistics
United States History

To Be Taken Senior Year:
Biology
Calculus
(Comparative Government and Politics)
English Literature
(Environmental Science)
European History
Macroeconomics
Physics
United States Government and Politics

This will make me a National AP Scholar after Junior year and grant me the AP International Diploma.
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2/4/2011 12:51:11 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/4/2011 11:58:37 AM, BlackCoyote wrote:
I took an AP Biology test my sophomore year of high school and a AP computer programming test my junior year, talk about a nightmare. :/ I'm trying to avoid them in college but that's probably not going to work.

Did you take prep courses for them, or how did you prepare?
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2/8/2011 9:12:57 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
: At 2/4/2011 12:51:11 PM, wjmelements wrote:
At 2/4/2011 11:58:37 AM, BlackCoyote wrote:
I took an AP Biology test my sophomore year of high school and a AP computer programming test my junior year, talk about a nightmare. :/ I'm trying to avoid them in college but that's probably not going to work.

Did you take prep courses for them, or how did you prepare?


Well the high school ones I tested into, no prep. :/
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2/9/2011 10:44:32 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I dont see the reason to take AP, colleges dont look at your weighted GPA.
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2/9/2011 12:05:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/9/2011 10:44:32 AM, Heathen wrote:
I dont see the reason to take AP, colleges dont look at your weighted GPA.

They want to see if you challenged yourself to take the hardest classes available. Which does look good on your transcript.
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2/9/2011 12:21:37 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/4/2011 12:49:47 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Taken Sophomore Year:
Microeconomics: 5
World History: 5

To Be Taken Junior Year:
Computer Science
English Language
Human Geography
Psychology
Statistics
United States History

To Be Taken Senior Year:
Biology
Calculus
(Comparative Government and Politics)
English Literature
(Environmental Science)
European History
Macroeconomics
Physics
United States Government and Politics

This will make me a National AP Scholar after Junior year and grant me the AP International Diploma.

How does your high school even offer that many AP classes and how can you be taking that many classes your senior year anyways?
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2/10/2011 5:48:09 PM
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At 2/9/2011 12:21:37 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 2/4/2011 12:49:47 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Taken Sophomore Year:
Microeconomics: 5
World History: 5

To Be Taken Junior Year:
Computer Science
English Language
Human Geography
Psychology
Statistics
United States History

To Be Taken Senior Year:
Biology
Calculus
(Comparative Government and Politics)
English Literature
(Environmental Science)
European History
Macroeconomics
Physics
United States Government and Politics

This will make me a National AP Scholar after Junior year and grant me the AP International Diploma.

How does your high school even offer that many AP classes and how can you be taking that many classes your senior year anyways?

I was wondering the same thing.
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2/10/2011 7:50:44 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/10/2011 5:48:09 PM, Aibohphobia wrote:
At 2/9/2011 12:21:37 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 2/4/2011 12:49:47 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Long list of AP classes
This will make me a National AP Scholar after Junior year and grant me the AP International Diploma.

How does your high school even offer that many AP classes and how can you be taking that many classes your senior year anyways?

I was wondering the same thing.

Our school offers lots of AP classes, and some AP tests with no corresponding AP class. In addition to some semester classes that can be doubled up to take two AP tests in one year, we took the AP Microeconomics test without taking the class, and will do the same thing with other AP tests.
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2/13/2011 2:34:53 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 2/9/2011 12:21:37 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 2/4/2011 12:49:47 PM, wjmelements wrote:
Taken Sophomore Year:
Microeconomics: 5
World History: 5

To Be Taken Junior Year:
Computer Science
English Language
Human Geography
Psychology
Statistics
United States History

To Be Taken Senior Year:
Biology
Calculus
(Comparative Government and Politics)
English Literature
(Environmental Science)
European History
Macroeconomics
Physics
United States Government and Politics

This will make me a National AP Scholar after Junior year and grant me the AP International Diploma.

How does your high school even offer that many AP classes and how can you be taking that many classes your senior year anyways?

Our high school doesn't offer IB and is AP heavy. It offers prep courses for all AP classes except Comparative Government and Politics and Microeconomics.
I can take more tests than classes, and some classes are only a semester anyways.
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