This class was tough.
Would recommend because it's your first real college level course. You will have to learn on your own and put in the time and effort to learn AND remember the material. I know it sucks, but it only gets worse from here so you might as well adjust now. This concept of self-teaching sucks initially, but will be invaluable to you as you proceed as the quality of your teacher won't matter at all since you can learn everything you need to from the recourses at hand and the Internet. The biggest reason to take world history, though, is because it's a very relatable and applicable subject if you pay attention to how events and people of the past have come to shape modern societies, cultures, and ways of life. It may just seem like a stupid course, but he proper implementation of the course material will help you on essays and analogies and languages and people skills and small talk alike. Farnham doesn't know all the course material like the other AP teacher do, so it's typically wiser to rely on the Internet or your peers(take caution here) to figure out things you down know. Only downsides are lack of professorial expertise and the amount of work, but these downsides are actually upsides if you take advantage of the situation and stop moping like a whinny little underclass men. Seriously - this is the class where you see who will succeed and who will fail in a puddle of their own tears.
I loved the material. I've long been a history junkie and hated how broad earlier courses had been so the material always interested me. The cause and effect relationships are the sorts of things that get me giddy at night. The fact that the material was genuinely interesting and applicable just made it a course I looked forward to everyday.
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Advice for students:
-Take notes -use the Internet, there's a boat load of recourses meant to help you: use them -learn the question types and what they're asking for -get a study group! A group chat, Starbucks on Sunday's, whatever - learning with friends is more fun than learning alone, and they see what you don't! -take the AP exam. You put in the effort to take the course so why not? Since you're not in Florida you're practically guaranteed at least a 3 anyways! -don't ask Farnham for questions that go beyond the textbook! She doesn't know. Wikipedia that stuff!