Not too easy. Not too difficult.
First and foremost, apathy is real problem in the United States. Many of us don’t know how the government works so it’s interesting to see how and maybe why things are the way they are. This course is highly relevant in all aspects. This course challenged me to pay close attention to the language used by AP test writers and the Framers’ themselves.
The highlight of this course was learning how bureaucratic our government was. The highlights of this course was learning about the supreme court cases, public policy, and heavy influence of the iron triangle. I took away a very important lesson away from this course: I have more political power than I thought. I would definitely take the topics from class and apply them to everyday life situations such as joining a non-partisan grassroots organization focused on national policies to address climate change.
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Advice for students:
Like all AP courses, this course requires time and attentive reading skills. Learning a little each day and how it can be applied to today will help with free response questions. It’s always best to address the confusion right then and there with Youtube. Once you seek the answer through this third party source confirm the video’s credibility with the teacher. Keep in mind that every teacher teaches differently so if there is more than one teacher for this course, explore their different worksheets and power points. Ultimately, knowing the key terms and how they affect other topics will be extremely beneficial. You will not get by on just learning key terms.