AP Tests Put Students One Step Closer to College
Byline: Parinda and Sheetal Parikh
As graduation day approaches, students are beginning to prepare for college and beyond.
In the midst of final college decisions, students continue taking advantage of the Advanced Placement courses. Conant High school students are diligently studying for the AP tests that will begin May 5 and continue through May 16.
Conant offers 14 AP courses: English literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Spanish, French, German, macroeconomics, computer science, European history, United States history, government and politics, biology, chemistry and physics.
AP exams usually include two sections: multiple-choice and free-response. The free-response section requires students to show their understanding of the subject by writing essays or working out problems. Similarly, the multiple-choice section tests the students' comprehension of the subject matter. Each test is generally three hours long.
Students have found these exams, which are scored from one to five, to be extremely beneficial.
"By taking the AP biology test, I hope to earn college credit and save money as well," said senior Joanne Park. …