I'm a little worried considering that I'm taking 5 AP classes this year...any tips? advice?
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Get all your assigned summer reading completed early. Establish a weekly schedule that allows enough time for daily homework assignments, reading, projects, studying for tests, and your personal agenda. Identify long-term projects early and break each down into managalbe chunks. Plan and set due dates to have the intermediate milestones completed on time. Stay on top of your assignments and don't let yourself get behind.
Plan on meeting with each teacher at least every 2 weeks (more often if you need extra help). You'll learn more and show each teacher that you care. They will be more willing to help you. Don't be afraid to let them know if you're struggling. Most will want to help.
Stay positive and enjoy the ride!
I think you should remember to focus on finishing strong. Senioritis is a very very bad condition, and I got it almost immediately the beginning of my senior year, and my GPA dropped from a 3.5 to about a 3.22.
Study a little every day, because research shows that you remember better if you study over longer periods of time, and if you've slept on it.
But also remember to not try to overwork or push yourself too hard. Your senior year is supposed to be fun as well. Schedule when you study and do homework, and always scheduler time for social activities to take a break.
Physical exercise inbetween studying also helps your memory and cognition.
Form study groups if you are struggling with an AP class. This year I am only taking three AP classes, but to me that is still a lot! Buy prep books too, I recommend the Princeton books or 5 steps to a 5 book. Write down your goals and plans, for example, how to balance AP homework and begin the application for colleges.
5 AP classes are very difficult challenge for one year but I'm certain you can handle the load. I would recommend time management, keep detailed notes to review, and find a mentor to help assist with any confusion during the school year. Best of luck on the upcoming school year.
I must inform you that taking 5 AP courses at once is somewhat suicidal.I did it my senior year and failed two AP tests due to this. I can tell you are a very intelligent individual but don't push yourself too hard.
To prepare for your senior year get study guides at Barnes and Noble, Hastings, or another book store for all the AP courses you choose to take. In each book they will inform you how to study with these guides.
To even better your chances at success start studying from these guides before school restarts.
My son did the same and worked so hard. His reward came when he registered for his courses at college and was awarded 25 credits before college even began because of his AP classes (and passed exams). He saved an entire semester's tuition! This is SO worth it and YOU can do it!
I would tell you to check out the colleges that you are applying for,to see what type of program they offer,in your major field. Also, would tell you to check,to see,if they have a job placement program.