Not too easy. Not too difficult.
AP U.S Government and Politics is a class many wouldn't consider, but I highly recommend it. As a junior in high school, we're required to take a U.S Government class and pass in order to graduate. Honestly, the first semester I didn't really care about the class. It's government, as many other students, I didn't think I could change it. It's not my place, but as you dig deeper and place yourself in a more advanced class (that goes more in depth), you realize you can do so many things to influence and sway the government to favor you and the issues you stand for. It's a real eye opener to the real world, and how you can make a difference.
The highlights of the course gave you a deeper understanding of government and the way it works, who can influence, and that your vote really does matter when it comes to elections. The main thing I have gained from this class so far is that you really can make a difference if you decide to. As the future generation, it sits in our palms. We need to learn how to work with it, and this class really does help.
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Advice for students:
Always do the reading for this class! It may not have to be deep reading, outlining and such, but don't just skim through. The next day, there's always discussions over the previous reading and you want to be prepared so you don't look clueless if your teacher/professor calls on you. This class also holds many discussions, something I enjoy, and there are only a few big assignments. Many small assignments line the year, while the big ones happen once every month or two.