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Why does AP Environmental Science have the stereotype of being an easy test?

alihaq717alihaq717 Registered User Posts: 942 Member
edited January 2010 in AP Tests Preparation
I am in the class right now, and while the class itself is easy the AP test seems really tough; apparently it has the worst mean score out of all the sciences (including physics b&c, ap chem, and ap bio). Why is it whenever I read a list of easy APs, Environmental Science seems to top the list? Apparently only 10.8% of people get a 5...
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Replies to: Why does AP Environmental Science have the stereotype of being an easy test?

  • scrivenerscrivener Registered User Posts: 797 Member
    Compared to other AP tests, it is very easy; many people have gotten a 5 with little more than one prep book. The reason such a small amount of people get a 5 is that this stereotype of it being "easy" allows some student to think that they can do no preparation at all, breeze in, and squeak out a 5. They dont realize that although it is easy, it is still an advanced placement test.
  • cyberchondriaccyberchondriac Registered User Posts: 456 Member
    because the math involved is basic arithmetic
  • zala2022zala2022 Registered User Posts: 633 Member
    no offense to the envsci takers, but most people taking envsci are not as bright as the kids taking other ap classes/tests, thus ending up with a low test average. my school for example, the people taking envsci are the c students from chemistry. And not to mention a large portion of the course is nothing but common sense.
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