The struggle of AP

John Seed, known as the Father, preaching to his followers. Photo Credit: Chloee Toro

By Abril Pereznegron ’18

 

Have you ever wondered why many around you seem stressed? Well, there’s many reasons for stress, but for many at school, AP is to blame for.

AP stands for “Advanced Placement” according to The College Board website. AP classes challenge students in a college-rigor class.

 Despite the hard work that the class requires, the benefits are worth it. The students take a test that can give them college credit, which allows many to skip some classes in college.

Alexander Correa, a sophomore who takes AP World History, said that AP is worth it despite the struggle. “I enjoy being in AP, regardless of how hard it is and how much we complain. AP has challenged me and furthered my understanding of the world,” Correa states.

AP classes are meant to challenge students, so when college comes around, they can be as prepared as possible.

In order for students to prepare for the AP exam, many hours outside of school are required. Students study the AP courses by attending review sessions hosted by their teachers or as the sophomore class was assigned to do over Spring Break: Organize review sessions with other students and study AP material.

Sophomores were “highly suggested,” as Charles Rosentel said in class, to plan at least three review sessions.

Correa adds how he plans to get prepared for the test, “I have been studying the Princeton Review as well as the previous exams we have taken.”

Even though there was some negativity with the review sessions required for the AP courses, the reviews help students prepare  themselves to pass the AP exam.

In the past, students that put in the hard work inside and outside of school are the ones that get higher scores on the AP exam.

During the review sessions that AP World History students organized, many worked on memorizing dates that were highly required to know for the AP test and went over old tests and quizzes.