This class was tough.
I would recommend this course due to the fact that it was a challenge. The course load is quite intense, but it will help a student gain a stronger work ethic and sense of responsibility. Additionally, if you have prepared yourself, you may pass the AP exam and become exempt from the course in college. As long as you apply yourself, you will gain a great deal of knowledge and make your time in college fairly easier.
One of the highlights of this course was impersonating a reformer from the Progressive Era and speed dating as them with other "reformers". It allowed our class to gain knowledge specific to our person and compare our reformer's interests and goals with the ones we were interviewing. Also, we were able to more easily associate the progressivists with our classmates allowing us to remember who they were and what they accomplished. Not only was it amusing for my classmates and I, but it helped us retain a significant lesson and bulk of information that would be on our AP exam through a fun and entertaining activity.
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This course is not easy, and it personally pushed my limits in what I was able to do. Beforehand, I was not accustomed to spending three or more hours on one subject every night, but with this class I became adjusted to it. If a student establishes a strong work ethic from the start and responsibly manages their time, this class will be very manageable and easy to accomplish. With the right mindset, AP U.S. History can be completed and give an individual a strong sense of confidence and accomplishment.