Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course if you are able to keep up with a rigorous workload. Due to the consistent amount of notes, summaries, terms, and essential questions, the class may seem overwhelming. However, if you make sure to spread out your assignments, it will seem doable and you will be able to understand the content better. Even though World History AP seems like a daunting class, it truly prepares you for future AP classes and shapes your work ethic. Once you are able to overcome procrastination to a certain extent and participate a lot in class, it won't be as difficult as it seems.
The highlight of this course was learning about World War II. Even though World War II is a well-known war, it was interesting diving into the different causes and effects and international relations. With the newfound knowledge of world history, I am better to understand current events as well. From this class, I learned how to handle a challenging workload, which was essential to preparing me for future AP classes. Because of the 10,000 years of content that World History AP included, my United States AP class doesn't seem as difficult. Without taking World History AP, I would not be as confident in my class discussion skills because my teacher, Mr. Goldenberg, strongly encouraged participation.
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I have really valuable advice for students taking this course: do not procrastinate and participate. These are the two aspects of World History AP that really enabled me to succeed. I was able to get A's in both semesters, 100% in participation every time, and a 5 on the AP test. This was especially significance to me because I usually don't do well in history classes. In contrast, I was able to stay on track with the weekly assignments and stay engaged in class discussions. The most important piece of advice I would give is to come prepared. Not only does preparation help with your assignment, but it makes your in-class discussions more exceptional. Good luck!