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HISTORY 250503 AP American Gov/Politics

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    • Profile picture
    Dec 05, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because you can learn a lot about supply,demand,income effect, taxes, etc.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about supply and demand. I also learned about consumer surplus and producer surplus etc.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advice students to make sure they study, go to study sessions, take notes, and pay attention when the teacher is talking.

    • Fall 2016
    • Deetjen
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    Nov 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    AP American Gov/Politics is one of the few courses one will take as a high school student that will actually correlate to ones daily life and potentially the future. The content in this class certainly has real-life applications that students will be able to view frequently even after taking this course which is not something that's evident in a lot of courses offered in high schools today.

    Course highlights:

    Some specifics about AP Gov. that vastly stood out to me among others were the manner in which primaries were conducted as well as the electoral college & its role in the presidential election. Specifically, some state primaries have been founded upon a "winner-take-all" system where presidential candidates that get majority of the popular vote will then go on to receive all votes that state offers. Other states have adopted the "proportional" system where a candidate only obtains the amount of votes delegated to them (e.g. MD has 10 electoral votes, so if candidate A obtains 60% of MD votes, they in turn receive 6 electoral votes). Furthermore, the electoral college (entity of voters that select a candidate from 1 of the 2 major parties) seemed to be a term I had heard before, but never knew the specifics of. In short, without the electoral college, it would be difficult to find another adequate means of allocating votes that would determine both the president and vice president.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I heavily advise that much time be allocated not only to fully comprehension of terms and concepts in AP Gov, but their corporal relevance. For instance, it's satisfactory to know the concepts of redistricting and gerrymandering along the districts in many states, but it's another thing to actually point out how such phenomena provide a form of bias when it comes to the election of district or county representatives affiliated with a specific party. Furthermore, it would heavily benefit to form study groups in which concepts and terms of AP Gov are discussed in length so that each group member holds a concrete understanding of what's being taught. Items such as flashcards, AP Gov study books as well as parents provide for further/substantial resources that'll assist in the effort to do well not only in the class and AP exam, but to broaden ones horizon on the underlying information that pertains to government and how it's conducted.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mr. Morris
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Oct 24, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course as it will prepare you for future AP's.

    Course highlights:

    Mr. Morris is a delight and just learning about politics was cool.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to stay on top of your stuff, do NOT procrastinate, and work with others for guidance.

    • Fall 2016
    • Morris
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research


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