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AP Biology or AP Environmental Science?

JonathanG7JonathanG7 Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2012 in Sciences
Hi,
I'm trying to decide which science to take next year (senior year). I am planning on going into engineering (probably mechanical) when I go to college. I took Biology freshman year, Chemistry sophomore year, and AP Physics this year. Would it be better to take AP Bio or APES?
Thanks
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Replies to: AP Biology or AP Environmental Science?

  • JonathanG7JonathanG7 Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
    Do colleges look at bio and environmental any differently?
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    I think APES is generally considered easier than AP Bio. I'm not sure though, because I didn't take APES. AP Bio isn't bad as long as you read the textbook. If you have already taken a year of biology, you should be well prepared for the class. Personally, I find biology more interesting than environmental science.
  • JonathanG7JonathanG7 Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
    Is AP Bio a lot of work? I am pretty busy too because I have a lot of band activities and I work about 3-4 days a week (including Saturday & Sunday)
  • tennis101tennis101 Posts: 138Registered User Junior Member
    No, it's not a lot of work at my school. We have had a few projects, and I usually just read the assigned chapters the day before the test/quiz. But, it's pretty essential that you actually read the chapters if you want to do well. It does involve a lot of memorization though, and the lab reports can be time consuming at times.
  • uskoolfishuskoolfish Posts: 1,629Registered User Senior Member
    It all depends on how much work it takes for you to memorize a lot of info. Reading it once the day before the test/quiz isn't enough for D to do well.
  • JonathanG7JonathanG7 Posts: 30Registered User Junior Member
    I memorize things pretty quickly, so that shouldn't be a problem.

    Thanks
  • dancer733dancer733 Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    take ap bio, its harder but i liked the challenge and you get a lot out of the class. more colleges offer credit for it than the apes exam. but apes is a great, very interesting class (though arguably more a social science than a real life science class).
  • horusofozhorusofoz Posts: 84Registered User Junior Member
    APES is generally looked upon as an "easy" class and that's the reason why I didn't take it. Plus, AP Bio does go over some, but not all, of the topics covered in APES so if you took AP Bio, you would almost be killing two birds with two stones.
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