Most Important APs?

<p>Hey everyone,</p>

<p>Just a quick question. What do you all think are the most important APs to take (whether it be for the general future or for college)?</p>

<p>Please & Thank you to the answerers!</p>

<p>Well... there are no specifically the "most" important AP to take. For example, people say AP Environmental is BS but I learned a lot in it. </p>

<p>But if you're looking for APs that would demonstrate a level of educational maturity to colleges, I think you'll want to take courses such as AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP English (lang/lit), APUS, etc. Don't stress out over it if your school does not offer APs.</p>

<p>Well for college you should try to take APs that will be appropriate for your intended major. For example, if you plan on majoring in economics definitely take AP Economics. Also, it wouldn't hurt to take an AP Calc course since most colleges have a math requirement that usually entails some calc.</p>

<p>AP English IMO. It doesn't matter what major you go in to, you will ALWAYS need to write papers.</p>

<p>I think APUSH is essential. One thing I don't like about Lang and Lit is that they force you to try analyzing the text which to me just feels like either a trip to sparknotes or a waste of time (after all, how do you know they really intended to write their books so artfully? maybe don quixote is just about a wannabe hero)</p>

<p>APUSH really forces you to think beyond facts without delving into nitpicky symbols. You have to craft your writing skills and you learn some history along with it. as hard as it may be and as ridiculous as the requirements for dbqs may seem, its really educational.</p>

<p>I took Hnrs US1 last year and I am going to test out of Hnrs US2 at the end of this summer. Hopefully next year I will also be taking the APUSH test. History and other humanities come very naturally to me, but I really would like a little advice on approaching the APUSH exam. Thanks :)</p>

<p>At my high school, AP Art History is unanimously considered to be life changing.</p>

<p>^Huh? lol what about music history? I actually thought about that. :o</p>

<p>No AP courses even come close to comparing to the freshman versions of that same course in college itself...</p>

<p>I feel like I learned a lot from my AP English Language course, that helped me change the way I view literature and any written text. I also feel like I can appreciate well-written things more because of the class. The writing skills you gain can also help you out in any other class in which you need to write.</p>

<p>AP Euro is by far considered the most life changing course in my school. We take it our sophomore year, so it teaches you how to actually work, and not just BS like the rest of your classes.</p>

<p>If you want to experience death and then rebirth, take Euro :)</p>

<p>I would say for engineering make sure to pass AP english (or IB english HL, whatever) and histories and other basic college requirements. Also other classes you don't like (like I should have taken college chem this year) just so you don't have to take them in college.</p>

<p>AP calc and physics for a future engineering student should just be taken because you're bored in the regular classes, if you pass then it's awesome but usually it's hard to get that credit to transfer to the college for engineering and then it's just good to take as much math and physics in college anyway.</p>

<p>AP Environmental Science really is easy to BS, but it opened my eyes to a lot of issues and statistics.</p>

<p>Personally, I'm probably going to end up prizing AP Art History the most, though I haven't taken it yet.</p>

<p>I haven't taken this either, but I don't think AP Psych challenges a student enough. Given the vast amount of people who end up majoring in Psych, you'd think the AP test would be more difficult (as in, I've heard it's one of the easier APs to self-study, requiring only memorization) and more open-ended (i.e. requiring a test taker to actually debate during the free response, like in APUSH essays, as opposed to answer and list with historical examples like in APES).</p>

<p>AP Physics, AP Chemistry, and AP Calc of course.</p>

<p>Phys: You absolutely need a primer for college physics, otherwise you'll find yourself neck deep in hot water!</p>

<p>Chem: Extremely eye-opening, introduces logical thought, etc.</p>

<p>Calc: Get it out the way and stuff.</p>

<p>AP Stats is a joke, but most people could use a little more knowledge of statistics even at a very basic level.</p>

<p>IMO, in order:</p>

<p>Calc BC
Physics C: both
English: both
US History
Econ: both</p>