AP Bio Advice

<p>I am a senior currently applying to colleges. I have a high GPA and mostly a good student. The thing is I'm in AP Bio this year and I'm am totally failing it. I have an F average right now, and I was wondering if I should drop it? People say I should stay in it for college, but then when I have to send in my mid year grades they will see I recieved an F. I am also currently taking AP Psychology as well. Any thoughts?</p>

<p>Drop it. An F in a mid-year report will kill your chances.</p>

<p>Is it your only AP? Why are you failing? Is it because you haven't been studying or because the course load is too much for you? If it's the latter, I would recommend dropping it. A rigorous course-load RARELY (if ever) makes us for an F or D.</p>

<p>It is a fairly challenging course, it isn't my only AP, I am also taking AP Psych. I think the reason why I'm failing is because my teacher is very vague, and I feel that on every test there is a surprise. Besides, the class is based 60% of test grades. We don't get homework and barely any classwork.</p>

<p>take honors instead. if you can get an A in that it looks far better than an AP F. you could also consider going to extra help...</p>

<p>I can't take honors, it's too late. My teacher is pretty much useless. She leaves the classroom early so she can make it to cheerleading tryouts. She also looks down upon people who continously ask questions.</p>

<p>Well I would recommend reading the textbook closely (that's what I do-my AP Bio teacher doesn't lecture AT ALL...) and perhaps getting a study guide for your textbook. If you think it's beyond the point of intense studying I would drop, but having one AP, especially AP Psych which is considered a "lesser" AP might not look completely awesome for tippity top schools. Luckily, colleges look at things other than one AP. It will not make or break your app. I'm really sorry you have to deal with a teacher like that!</p>

<p>You need to drop it, an F isn't worth having for anything</p>

<p>If you have almost no time left then you should drop the class. However, I had a similar problem last year (although not as extreme). My only advice is to work your ****ing ass off for the rest of the time you're in the class. Do what I did: I read the textbook for hours a night and 10 hours the night/morning of the test. I would stay up drinking disgusting Monster and Red Bull and come in block 5 to take the tests. Study the book like your life depends on it and take notes which if you typed up could be confused with the textbook itself. Dedicate yourself and you'll get an A. Trust me on that ; )</p>