Pencils breaking. Hair pulling. Stress. It’s coming, the dreaded…AP Exams. They’re what AP classes have been working towards all year, what students are stressing about and cramming for. Some seniors and juniors are tackling up to three or four exams at once. As a sophomore taking the only AP class that is available, World History AP, I am already overwhelmed! All the reading, notes, tests and DATES! Oh my goodness the dates! 1941, 1950, 1964…how do teachers expect students to actually remember it all? Oh and don’t get me started on the essays! There are three? Really? I can barely write one in 50 minutes and now I am “supposed” to finish writing three in two hours! That is definitely not going to give me enough time. I am completely and utterly scared as to how one test is going to decide whether each student can “cop out of college classes,” as Mrs. Drechsel says. I asked other sophomores if they were also as freaked out about it as I was.
“It’s going to be a lot cramming and stressing out the night before…” said sophomore, Morgan Medlar with a sigh. Don’t worry Morgan you’re not alone.
“Definitely, not going to have enough time to finish any of the parts” said Kayla Saavedra with a grim expression.
Okay, so I wasn’t the only sophomore freaking out about this…but still. I guess there’s only a few things students like us can do, relax. Do the usual “…get a good night sleep, eat a good breakfast and do our best” I know it’s the same mundane line students hear every year right before TAKS, but it really helps keep the nerves down so we can do our best, and not get too overwhelmed.