Q about Economics classes

<p>I took AP Micro and I can get credit for it to test out of the class on the college level, but I feel like I didn't understand it very well. I missed so much school that quarter and I never properly learned a lot of the graphs and the chapter on wages and MRPs, etc. </p>

<p>Would it be better for me to retake the class before doing macro? Does all this info carry over into the higher level courses, too?</p>

<p>If you feel like you didn't understand the concepts very well, then yes, absolutely re-take it in college. How would you fare in intermediate microeconomics?</p>

<p>I dont know...I feel like I understood the general concepts pretty well (got a 5) but I dont remember a lot of the specifics, like if MC/MR goes above or below ATC under ____ market system, or where certain lines need to intersect for certain conditions. Maybe I can teach it to myself without taking the class, but maybe it would be better just to take it at the college level anyways</p>

<p>Introductory micro and macro economics are usually taught independently of each other. You'll be fine in macro w/o repeating micro.</p>

<p>Intermediate mico and macro tend to cover the same material again, but much more quantitatively. For example, you might state your assumptions in terms of differential equations and solve those equations to get a mathematical model for economic dynamics.</p>

<p>If you understand micro econ conceptually, you are well prepared for higher-level economics classes. A solid understanding of calculus will be more important than remembering every detail from your intro micro class.</p>

<p>Yea, those stupid marginal cost/average total cost, blah blah blah curves were the only thing I had a difficult time with in my intro economics courses. I really don't think that's something you're supposed to memorize detail for detail. As long as you understand the concept of it you'll be fine. Just make sure to keep your intro textbook close to you in further studies in case you need it.</p>