Ap classes self-study over the summer

<p>I am going to be a junior in the fall, and over the summer I am going to self-study three ap classes then take the ap test in the spring. I plan to read over all of the textbooks I got over the summer and take notes on them, then in april-mayish time look over my notes. I am taking: AP Psych, Ap Environmental Science, and AP Euro. My school doesn't have an actually Ap class for Environmental science or Psych, and I don't want to lower my GPA, from being in a regular class. AP Euro, I hate the teacher at my school and I don't think I would learn anything anyways. And overall I absolutely love all three of the topics, I am so interested in all of them. I have also heard that Environmental Science is a joke. So my question, is if you have any suggestions for me, if you have taken any of these classes or if you have self-studied before. </p>

<p>The books I bought were:
AP Euro: A History of Western Society Since 1300 AP edition
AP Psych: Psychology by David G. Myers
AP ES: Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet</p>

<p>Are there any places where I can find like primary documents for euro? Any other advice, thanks.</p>

<p>You don't need a textbook for Psych. Barrons is sufficient. I self studied for the exam w/ this and there were only like 2-3 questions that weren't covered.</p>

<p>Hey, how is the AP Euro textbook you bought? Do you have any other recommendations? I'm self studying this as well.</p>

<p>I have looked over it, I have not really started yet, but what I have seen so far it looks pretty good. I looked it up, and that is usually what classes use, so that is why I got it. I bought on Amazon for very cheap around $10, it was used but it was not that bad, just a little highlighting and a little tearing around the edges.</p>

<p>Don't be too sure that APES is a joke. According to the College Board (statistics posted at Wikipedia), 31.1% of APES test-takers in 2009 got a 4 or a 5. This is lower than the performance on AP Chem, AP Bio, AP Physics B, or either one of the AP Physics C's. (It's also lower than AP Euro or AP Psych.)</p>

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Don't be too sure that APES is a joke. According to the College Board (statistics posted at Wikipedia), 31.1% of APES test-takers in 2009 got a 4 or a 5. This is lower than the performance on AP Chem, AP Bio, AP Physics B, or either one of the AP Physics C's. (It's also lower than AP Euro or AP Psych.)

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<p>This is because of the kind of people that take it... not going to say any more.</p>

<p>^haha, bobtheboy is definitely right. What about APHG? It also has a small percentage. This is because the people who take it think it will be a joke, but realize that they still have to study for it. The people who take it just aren't CC people. </p>

<p>Oh, and you guys are nerds for studying over the summer... just so you know. Luckily, no more APs (just college finals) for me now.</p>

<p>I used Earth as a Living Planet this year to self study Environmental Science. I started in August and went through most of the chapters, then in like March just studied out of review books only.</p>

<p>AP Euro: Longest test of my life (so far). I just took it a few weeks ago!</p>

<p>Anyway, I was in your position. My teacher did absolutely nothing, but don't get me wrong, he was funny but we never really did anything in the class. However we did get a lot of practice on the test format, dbq proccess, etc. </p>

<p>Its good that you're studying early for euro. I'm not sure about the other ap tests (haven't taken them yet), but euro is pretty chill if you know your stuff. One thing I would pay attention is understand thoroughly the topics of each important event. Understand the who, what, where, why, how,...etc. Also, a big thing that some of my friends forgot to do (which thank goodness i did!) was pay attention to the important people and what they wrote, did, and believed in (like john locke, adam smith, etc.). </p>

<p>I would suggest simply googling past tests and dbqs; I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find a lot! I know some people did extra dbqs from the internet to prepare. If you're not taking the class at school, try asking the teacher for some tests and dbqs.</p>

<p>As for prep books, i studied with the Princeton Review. Alongside I watched a ton of history videos (thank you netflicks!) which was really helpful--I'm more visual. Notecards are good too, and studying them a little bit each night will do wonders.</p>

<p>Hope you love Euro! I know I did(: I just hope I got a 5 from all that studying...</p>