Apush or Bio

<p>Which one is harder? and which one takes longer to study?</p>

<p>They're in two completely different subjects? But I'd say AP Biology would take longer to study as you have to fully understand the concepts whereas AP US History is merely memorizing figures and facts. Take both though! The more APs the better.</p>

<p>Ha boy did I stumble upon the right question. I actually self-studied both. I did equally well. The answer depends on your personal preferences. Both subjects are "memory" based. I love history so maybe I thought the history test was easier. Especially the essay because you can BS your way through some of them with crafty analysis that add depth--layers of "personal insight" as oppose to laying out the facts that never got in your brain anyway. Bio is different. You either know it or you don't. You get a bit of leeway on the essays; there, educated guesses can get you faarr. </p>

<p>I guess I spent roughly the same amount of time studying. I felt bio moved quicker but the information was harder to remember. I took a major shortcut by not doing any practice dbq. But it worked out fine. </p>

<p>I kind of disagree iwth elbeen. APUSH is NOTHING like memorizing facts. It is incredibly analytical, taking in the cause and consequence to come to a reasonable conclusion. On the other hand, biology uses more memorization. There is not much synthesis. You read it, you understand it, you remember it. </p>

<p>Now, I regret actually self-studying for those AP because if I had used that time elsewhere, I would have better developed my ECs, which--trust me--are much more important than pencil and paper exams.</p>

<p>take both. no big deal if you don't pass one of them.</p>

<p>Thank you fluffysheep, do you know if i should use the AP edition of the textbook, or the regular one? Is there a huge difference?</p>

<p>I'm talking about biology, btw.</p>

<p>Hm, which textbook do you have? I had campbell's for references but everything I needed to know was in cliffnotes 3rd edition.</p>

<p>I have campells AP edition, i also own the 2nd edition of cliffs.</p>

<p>AP editions rarely differ from the actual college texts. My Psychology textbook was the same as the non-AP edition except for saying AP on the cover. The only difference, I believe, may be in the supplementals given to teachers, which you don't have to worry about.</p>