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Top Tips for AP Exam Week

Top Tips for AP Exam Week

If you’re a high school student taking one or more AP classes, springtime can be a tricky time of year. Summer vacation is just around the corner, yet one more challenge stands between you and some well-deserved time off from school: AP exam week. While you’ve been preparing all year for your AP exams, you might still feel a little nervous. Questions like, “Have I prepared well enough?” and “Do I need to study more?” may be running through your mind. While those are valid questions, thinking about them too much will only make you more stressed at this point. Important tips for AP exam week, like getting suf ... Read More About Top Tips for AP Exam Week

A Guide to Weighted vs. Unweighted GPAs

A Guide to Weighted vs. Unweighted GPAs

In high school, students are asked to think about a lot of different things. Class load, homework, and test scores account for only parts of the total package, while GPA (or grade point average) sits at the forefront. GPA matters as you begin to think about study plans for AP classes, pursuing internships, and college applications. GPAs, however, don’t always get evaluated in the same way. A guide to weighted vs. unweighted GPAs involves an understanding of how certain classes are weighted differently from others, as well as how those numbers factor into your academic transcript. Every high school is different in how they calculate a st ... Read More About A Guide to Weighted vs. Unweighted GPAs

What to Know About AP Exams in 2017

What to Know About AP Exams in 2017

Because tests are constantly evolving, it can be difficult to keep track of everything you need to know. As we enter into 2017, it may help to think about AP exams in their entirety—every test you could take, when they’re scheduled, and what you’ll need to do to prepare. While knowing the logistics of your exams is only the beginning, it is a crucial step in achieving your testing goals. Here is what you should know about AP exams in 2017: Where and when do I take my 2017 AP exams? If you remember the month of May, you’re in good shape—all AP exams for 2017 take place during two weeks in May (May 1-5 and May 8- ... Read More About What to Know About AP Exams in 2017

How are AP Exams Scored?

How are AP Exams Scored?

Students are often so wrapped up in performing well on an AP exam that they forget what the score actually means. AP exams are scored on a scale of 1-5, but the intricacies of how those scores arrive at a particular number can be difficult to interpret, especially because scoring varies between exams. For students who are approaching their first AP exam, we’ve put together a guide on how AP exams are scored to help you better understand your results. A breakdown of the AP exam score It has likely been emphasized to you that your score on an AP exam is important—but why? First, it demonstrates your actual achievement on ... Read More About How are AP Exams Scored?

What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

In the 2016-2017 school year, high school students sitting for the AP Calculus AB and BC exams will be facing a slightly different exam than those who tested before them. It is important for students to be aware of these changes so they can properly prepare for the new test format. Below are some things you need to know about the new AP Calculus exam if you’ll be taking it starting in the 2016-2017 school year. New topics The new AP Calculus exams will assess students in two new areas: L’Hospital’s Rule will be added to the Calculus AB test, while the Calculus BC test will see additions related to the limit c ... Read More About What You Need to Know About the New AP Calculus Exams

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