I don't know what "AP" is anymore.
To start, congratulations to all the students on here who did well on the AP test!
Anyway, I think high school students are not taking these tests seriously. They don't realize the opportunity they're receiving when taking these tests. AP stands for Advanced Placement created by College Board to give striving students challenging and informational subjects that they excel in. It really pushes my buttons when these students are taking so many AP classes just to be on top. To tell the truth, most of these students don't even need these tests. In my school, the space for AP U.S History was full because students wanted the 6 college credits if they scored a 5. Only about 1/4 wanted to learn about history and the rest wanted credit. I'm only taking 2 my junior year, this fall. This is all I want and need. I have no need to take AP U.S, AP Euro, AP Stat, AP Gov, AP Art courses, AP Language courses et cetera. I don't know why I read posts on here, but apparently everyone scored at least 5 on their AP test (Yay..?) If I scored a 4 on my test I'll probably be called stupid. I also read how students are beat up and torn because he/she received a 4! That's nonsense, a 4 is a really good score, you don't need a 5 to succeed. I've also read that people are studying only once, the night before. Some students don't take the class and then they'll study the night before, (having no interest in the class whatsoever) and complain, complain and complain when they get 2's or come on here and brag and scream saying "I've got a 5! I only studied once. Yay! I'm so smart!" I have a good one, one student didn't want to take an ordinary art class, so she took an AP art to fulfill the art requirement. Art is art to me, AP or regular or honors, let other students who take art seriously take the class. Not people who only want a GPA boost.
To me, I think AP is being misused, that's all. I had this on my mind for about 3 days and it was really bugging me.
Last edited by FantasyVesperia; 07-01-2012 at 01:04 PM.