View Full Version : I love AP Tests
05-08-2003, 10:13 PM
They're so cool, half of all the people in all my classes are gone so I don't do anything at all.
Also tomorrow I'm going to go to school at 12 and not 7, because the AP test for one of my classes is tomorrow. I'm not taking the test though because it would be a waste of money. What I'm going to do is, my friend and I will walk into class, the teacher will mark us there, then we will leave for breakfast and then I will go home and do whatever until 12 :)
05-08-2003, 10:37 PM
Why'd you bother taking the course if you're not even going to take the test?
05-08-2003, 11:22 PM
Yeah, seriously. You should take the tests!
That is one of the biggest things that I regret not doing. I could have saved myself so much time, effort and money if I had taken more AP tests! :angry:
05-08-2003, 11:24 PM
05-08-2003, 11:26 PM
I second the sentiment of everyone who said not taking the tests is a stupid mistake. I took a bunch of AP classes but took none of the tests due to the Teachers not informing us of when any of them were being given. A lot of the students were VERY pissed about this.
I figure that the cost of the test compared with the cost of credit makes it well worth the attempt.
05-08-2003, 11:39 PM
uhh...yeah to what everyone is saying!
i took 6 AP tests and saved me 24 units!
i knew a guy who took 8, got 5s on most of them, and went to a school that didn't take AP! :eek:
05-09-2003, 09:53 AM
yeah, definitely try to take as many APs as possible.
then at orientation, you can be the bastard who's like "oh, i'm 3 credits short of having sophomore status." :heh:
just for the record, i didn't take any ap tests.
05-09-2003, 09:59 AM
I AP out of history which was good. I AP out of Physics but I took it anyway b/c I thought it would be harder and different. In the end I should have taken the AP Credit since I got the A anyway in Physics.
Take as many as you can. Save urself a lot of money and time.
05-09-2003, 10:06 AM
I AP'ed out of english I and II and Literature. I didnt take teh AP US history test even though im sure i would have gotten a 5 on it because I knew I was goiong to be a history major and I wanted to take the history classes at college. I wasnt good enough at math to think about taking any of the math or science ap tests. And I was told spanish was comically difficult so I didnt boher with that either.
05-09-2003, 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Cantacuzene
I AP'ed out of english I and II ... teh ... goiong ... wasnt ... boher ...How the hell did you manage that?
05-09-2003, 11:36 AM
I took the Calculus and CS AP tests and ended up with 16 credits. I kinda regret it, though. I think I could have gotten more out of the college level classes that would have strengthened my programming foundations for the following years. Even though the high school class was good enough for me to get 5s on both AP's, I think the college courses were more rigorous and also introduced you to the department's standards for coding. But I would definitely recommend taking AP courses to get credits for classes outside your major, where you're just knocking off core requirements.
05-09-2003, 12:07 PM
i took tons of APs, but since I went to a private school, I didn't get much credit for them. However, I still think they were very valuable particularly for getting INTO this school. Schools will look at how many APs you took, even if you didn't score well. It shows you care about learning. You should take APs.
05-09-2003, 05:50 PM
Nerds! ha ha ha.. I thought this was about the Associated Press at first.. :)
05-09-2003, 07:01 PM
I took the AP Language/Composition test on Tuesday. It wasn't too bad, I predict I got a 4.
I took the AP Spanish Composition test on Wednesday. The speaking (which I expected to be horrid) wasn't too difficult. I predict a 4 on this one too.
I took the AP Art History test on Thursday. Tough stuff. I predict a 3.
I have the AP Chemistry test coming up on Tuesday. I hate the class because it's all math and I hate (and suck at) math. I predict a 2.
My brain hurts, to say the least.
05-09-2003, 10:19 PM
Not to sound old or anything, what WTF are you talking about?
I remember taking the ACT and the ASVAB but never heard about AP tests...
Maybe my little hick HS didn't do this... :(
05-09-2003, 10:47 PM
Advanced Placement Tests. They test individual subject matters and are used for college placement and course credit.
Most schools that offer AP tests offer AP classes to prepare students for the tests.
What is ASVAB?
Originally posted by zenbooty
I took the Calculus and CS AP tests and ended up with 16 credits. I kinda regret it, though. I think I could have gotten more out of the college level classes that would have strengthened my programming foundations for the following years.
DO take AP classes in your field of study if you want a technical degree.
DON'T use the AP credit relevant to your course studies to opt out of your college classes! I had AP credit in Stats, Calc, and C++, but it helped so much to take C++ over for an easier A and to keep fresh with it. And jiggy with it.
05-09-2003, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by topane
How the hell did you manage that?
The AP english tests were not administered on a computer with an unfamiliar keyboard like the one I typed that message quickly from. :P
05-10-2003, 09:56 PM
I only took the AP chem test. When I took it the teacher said whoever passes the test I will give them an A in the course. He also told that I should not take the test. So I studied hard and got a 4 on the test. He changed my C- in the class to A.
I agree dont pass up the intro course for credit because they go sooooo fast in college. For chemistry at least.
05-10-2003, 10:54 PM
hmm... i remember APs.... i got 8 units for chem but it only counts as elective credits for me since its my major and I have to take higher level chem anyways...
My advice: if you dont know your material, don't bother taking the test its a waste of money. if you plan to go to 4yr college and have to retake the class, the APs will be an advantage. seriously tho, if you have ap credits in non-major subjects, you'll have a lot of credits transferred, finish graduation units early, and get nasty emails from the school saying "You have exceeded your units, please hurry up and graduate"... or somethin at least thats how it is in SD... you save money, which can be good or bad. If you want to graduate in less than 4 years, APs are the way to go. if not, just taking the AP courses themselves will help plenty.
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