Why Take an AP Course?
You may be taking one or more Advanced Placement classes because you are just crazy about gaining a deeper knowledge of certain material. It is certainly a fact that the best and most outstanding colleges and universities look favorably on applicants who have AP courses on their transcripts. AP classes expose you to a more difficult terrain of travel by offering a more rigorous and challenging set of tasks to reach your final destination, a score of 5 on your AP Exam!!! Because AP work is more difficult than average high school work, many admission officers evaluate AP grades on a kind of a curve. If you receive a B in your AP class, it is often compared to an A in a nonAP class.
Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics will provide you with many driving lessons that will help prepare you for the skills necessary to travel the highways and byways of college. For example, you will learn to to write more deeply about a topic and utilize a variety of resources beyond your textbook. Some of these resources will likely be primary resources such as the Federalist Papers or the United States Constitution. In using these types of resources you will experience the vistas of a new horizon beyond what is experienced in a general high school class such as permitting you to analyze events, issues, and data in an academic manner such as a political scientist does. In AP United States Government and Politics, you will often find yourself well off the road most travelled and in unfamiliar territory, and thus expand the world and your views about it as you grow with the class.
AP United States Government and Politics Course Goals
The goal of the AP United States Government and Politics course is to provide students with an understanding of the theoretical and functional operation of American national government. To be more precise, you will develop
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