The Post-AP exam experience


David Yang

Prep books used for exams will soon most likely be either thrown away or sold.

VANCOUVER –  For the past two weeks, numerous students from Grades 10-12 have been writing their Advanced Placement exams. The exam is taken each May by students all over the world that have endured the hardships, worked hard, and succeeded in an AP course. These exams test students at a university level and measures mastery of the content. A high score could even grant students college credits and advanced placement in college programs.

Han Han (’15) says, “AP exams are my opportunities to show colleges what I know and what I can do. Excelling in my AP Biology and Government Politics exams will be a big step towards succeeding next year.”

Most exams are two to three hours long, so students had to tackle challenging exams with limited breaks. Students were advised to have a good night’s rest, but a few students presumably chose to study material until sunrise.

“After an AP exam, students would most likely feel liberated from some form of stress and a huge weight taken off their minds,” says Han. “A year’s worth of preparation was needed for such a huge exam.”

Roy Wang (’14) says, “Before the exam, you are only concerned about exam material. After the exam, you are able to pursue fields in the subject in which you are interested in rather than being confined to preparing for the AP exam.”

Of course, all AP students will find the only obstacles keeping them from summer are the June exams, which will be significantly easier in difficulty.