So What Do We Do Now?

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Mrs. Lamberth’s AP Environmental Science class is hard at work on projects in class. This class along with other APES classes took their exam on Thursday, May 9. (Photo Courtesy of Daniela Plata)

AP exams took place between May 6 and May 17, but students in AP classes this semester still have to go to class. Between now and the end of the school year, what are these students doing in class?

“We’re doing test corrections, a project and just studying for the teacher-made exam,” said Kevin Dang, sophomore. Most AP classes are doing projects like the Human Geography class that Dang is a part of.

There are positives and negatives to having APs during the different semesters, and many students find a struggle In dealing with this.

“[I prefer] the spring for sure. I think it’s really hard to self-study and have to keep yourself motivated to do that and make sure you remember all the stuff from the fall semester,” said Lillian Hogg, sophomore.

Students who have their AP class in the fall have the entire semester to learn the content, but most forget their learning by the time their AP test rolls around. Students who take their AP course(s) in the spring are cut short a few weeks since the AP tests are given a few weeks before the semester is over.

“I think there are pros and cons to both. I think the con of having it in the fall Is that you have a full semester before you take your exam so it is a little harder to remember everything and you actually have to review, for the exam versus the classes that I took this semester I didn’t really study a whole lot for my exams I felt more prepared because all the content was fresh in my mind because I just learned it,” said Clara Davis, junior.

Even with the struggle, many students choose to take AP classes over academic or honors, for many reasons. Those who take it in the spring semester have a few weeks after the AP exam where they complete projects and other assignments that their class didn’t have time for before the exam.

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