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self study for ap in one DAY!!!!

CC AdminCC Admin Administrator Posts: 32,363 Senior Member
are people who say they studied for the self studied for the ap test a day before and scored above 4..???? or are they just exagerating?

and people who says they studied for statistics for a week.. how many hours in a week did you study for it..

considering you're not taking the class.
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Replies to: self study for ap in one DAY!!!!

  • evil_asian_dictatorevil_asian_dictator - Posts: 2,306 Senior Member
    Yo, I reckon I will open my Statistics book and start self-studying the material a couple of weekends before the AP test.
  • oasisoasis Registered User Posts: 2,069 Senior Member
    There are some "easy" APs that could be done in a short scope.

    Some examples that I've seen personally done (in a week or less than a week) are Psych, Env Sci, Eco, Stats, Human Geo.

    I don't think Statistics will be very hard if you already have a solid foundation in math. At any rate, AP Statistics (note: not "REAL" statistics) is much easier than either Calculuses.
  • obsessedAndreobsessedAndre Registered User Posts: 240 Junior Member
    I think the key to understanding those claims is to understand that those people already had exceptionally strong background in the topics, compared to the average student.

    For example, I did virtually zero prep for AP U.S History (and did I not take the class either), but I got 5. The catch is, I've been a history buff my whole life.
  • Sly SiSly Si Registered User Posts: 938 Member
    With AP tests, my impression is that a decent background in the subjects plus being good at taking tests is an unstoppable combination. (This is why, IMHO, the AP system is extremely flawed.)

    I took honors Bio my sophomore year during fall semester, and the class wasn't that great. I took it seriously, but most students did not, and not much was taught at a very high level. I didn't touch bio again until test day, and I got a 5. So I guess that's self-study in zero days. However, the amount of material that I actually know is significantly smaller than what that score would suggest.
  • firehydra2kfirehydra2k Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    With the AP tests, I think it depends on your background. You could study for them, but if you don't have the passion forPhysics or US History, you'll probably get a 2 or maybe a 3. I got a 2 on APUSH (it's not my strong subject), but duced the math one with a 5.

    But I wouldn't worry about them too much. I don't really like collegeboard, and some of their tests are overrated.
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