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AP Chem without chem honors

iambenkiambenk Registered User Posts: 410 Junior Member
edited February 2010 in AP Tests Preparation
Bad idea?...
Post edited by iambenk on

Replies to: AP Chem without chem honors

  • amarkovamarkov Registered User Posts: 2,288 Senior Member
    If you don't already know basic chemistry, you almost certainly will not do well in AP Chem.
  • somead896somead896 Registered User Posts: 453 Member
    I personally am taking the class with no prior chemistry class and have the highest grade in the class. But I think that my teacher was aware of the fact several of the kids were in my position so we spent a little more time on the basics.
  • sd6sd6 Registered User Posts: 1,251 Senior Member
    Amarkov, I strongly, STRONGLY, disagree with you. I am taking AP Chemistry this year with no prior knowledge of anything chemical and I am doing well. In fact, those in my class that took chem honors last year aren't doing as well because of overconfidence, etc.
  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 Registered User Posts: 2,741 Senior Member
    took AP Chem sophomore year and didn't take any regular or honors chem before that year. Have the highest grade and receive a 5. Besides, basics are already covered in the ap textbook in the first few chapters.
  • iambenkiambenk Registered User Posts: 410 Junior Member
    Thanks for all the response! Keep this in mine, I also want to take AP Bio, AP lang, AP Euro, and Honors Adv. Functions and Trig and Honors spanish IV. Would this impact this?
  • jerrry4445jerrry4445 Registered User Posts: 2,741 Senior Member
    If you think you can handle it, you shouldn't worry. Just hope that you can remember the many concepts and information in prep for the AP exams.
  • DMOCDMOC Registered User Posts: 1,442 Senior Member
    You'll be fine, chem honors wasn't much help to me since I forgot a lot because of the gap year between my taking the two courses.
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