I currently considering whether I should take the AP Lit exam for 2019. I am a senior, so I wouldn’t be getting my scores before I apply for all the colleges.
The thing is, AP Lit doesn’t have much to do with the field of study I want to major in (chemistry). My school doesn’t even offer the course so I would be self-studying. I don’t know if it would be worth all that trouble because I know that AP Lit is reputed to be one of the hardest AP exams, and since this is my senior year, I have a load of responsibilities and commitments in academics, extracurriculars, college applications, etc. On the other hand, I do really enjoy reading and I think learning to analyze literature is something I’d really like to learn.
So, should I take the time and effort to take the AP English Literature exam?
- Also, I have compared AP Lit and AP Lang. Although AP Lang is said to be more applicable, I'm still more drawn to AP Lit. Any advices regarding AP Lit vs. AP Lang would be also welcome!