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What Ap tests should I self study?

MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
edited June 2010 in AP Tests Preparation
Hey guys!
I'm kind of having some trouble here. I'm a rising sophomore and I've basically planned out all the Aps I want to take Junior and Senior year.

Junior- Ap Chem, Ap Lang, Ap US, Ap Calc Ab
Senior- Ap Bio, Ap Lit, Ap Calc BC, Ap French

My counselor told me that it would be a good idea to self-study Aps over this summer because I won't be doing much my sophomore year. I've already decided that I am going to study Ap Human Geography, but I'm not sure whether or not to do another one.

Would it be too much to study more than 1 Ap?
Next year I'll be taking World History and Bio, so I thought either Ap World, Ap Euro or Ap Enviro would be good options.

Should I just stick with one Ap, or should I challenge myself?
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Replies to: What Ap tests should I self study?

  • esthetiqueesthetique Posts: 1,106Registered User Member
    You can try AP Psych if you want. It's really easy, and it's just pure memorization.
  • MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
    only seniors can take the test at our school.
  • 314159265314159265 Posts: 4,276Registered User Senior Member
    ^You could always bribe the administration.

    I think that if you like science (and current events), Enviro would be a good choice. It's rather interesting to read about something (like natural sources of energy and the risks of obtaining them) and be able to connect it to a current event (one of the risks of obtaining oil is the risk of an oil spill, like the one in the Gulf Coast).

    If you like history, I'd say AP World. AP Euro isn't exactly synonymous with "World History," unless your world history class is just "The History of Europe after the Reformation because Europeans were involved in 99% of history, anyway" like it is at our school. Check out the syllabus for your World History class. If it's just European History disguised as a WH class, study Euro. If it's a class covering thousands of years of history of the world (outside and including Europe), study AP World.
  • MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
    Our World History course covers basically everything. And it's a perfect match to the actual Ap World Course outline.

    I think I would be fine taking any of these 3, but I don't want to put a lot of stress on myself.

    which of these 3 requires the least work?
  • MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
    bump bump bump
  • puggly123puggly123 Posts: 3,500- Senior Member
    "only seniors can take the test at our school."

    If you really wanted to self-study AP Psych, I'm sure another school in your area would be willing to proctor for you. Just ask around.
  • oomboo2oomboo2 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    I think doing EnviSci along with Human Geography would be good. They complement each other and are both easy to self study.
  • MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
    @Oomboo- I emailed my counselor, and she said the same thing. I think I'll do Environmental Sciences and Human Geography.

    Thanks for the help guys!
  • 12537291253729 Posts: 1,026Registered User Senior Member
    If you really wanted a challenge, try AP Physics B, but if you have no background or are not taking some Physics course at school, it is very easy to get VERY lost.

    Enviro like suggested above would be a good idea imo. You could also easily pull off Psych, Enviro, and Human Geo if you wanted as the above posters already have mentioned.
  • MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
    I'll check at a local high school to see if I can take the test there. Would I even have to study for Psychology, isn't basically common sense?
  • oomboo2oomboo2 Posts: 46Registered User Junior Member
    Psych is not just common sense. You need to know the names of different theories of development and interaction and stuff. You definitely need to study a fair amount to pass. It's not that ridiculously easy.
  • Vince011Vince011 Posts: 820Registered User Member
    You should take AP enviro, I took the exam this year (self-study), and I'll only prepped for about 3-4 days, and I'm expecting a five. In this case, I believe you can definitely do well without investing that much time- perhaps my perspective isn't the best though, as I had a large science background going into the test. Still, you should consider it
  • MrluggsMrluggs Posts: 561Registered User Member
    I have decided I'm going to take all 3. Thank you all for the encouragement. I'll learn it all over the summer, and review a couple months before the tests.
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