As much as we seniors would like to breeze through the final month of classes deemed the fourth quarter and sail into our enjoyable, interesting internships and on to summer bucket lists, there is one single undeniable albatross that stands between many seniors and the sunny, test-free future: AP exams. AP exams are the first two weeks of May, and the scores of the rare 1, disappointing 2, almost-there 3, acceptable 4, or esteemed 5 are released over the summer. No one really understands AP exams’ purpose or importance, aside from hopefully testing out of some prerequisites in college, yet the majority of students who take an Advanced Placement course opt to take the exam. It’s three hours of saturated, dizzying, specific multiple choice and free response questions that demand a dive into the depths of a year-long course and hours of pre-test cramming.
They say you only really know something when you can teach it to someone else, so I’ll be studying for my AP Microeconomics test by analyzing game theory in terms of a crowd at a Wilton High School football game.