This class was tough.
I would recommend this course to those who excelled in Chemistry Honors during previous years or if you are dual-enrolled in a course supportive of or similar to AP Chemistry. AP Chemistry is truly a challenging course; however, the benefits gained from the class are incredibly significant. AP Chemistry provides insight on the rigorous workload of a college course, as well as being specific to the level of difficulty of chemistry classes in college.
AP Chemistry is exciting in that there are a lot of hands-on experiments with equipment and chemicals not previously used in regular or honors chemistry courses. So far, the most instrumental thing I have learned is the how chemistry is useful in real-life application; the contributions of the smallest reaction in terms or chemicals, electricity, ions, and atoms contribute to the overall balance of our universe.
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Advice for students:
In AP Chemistry, the biggest factors you should consider before taking the course are the following: your procrastination habits, your willingness to put in effort, and whether or not you truly enjoy chemistry. As the class goes into great detail about chemical relationships and expressions, genuine interest and dedication to the course is required in order to be successful. You have to be able to maintain small study habits, such as reviewing the previous class's notes in order to be successful on the warm up, or dedicate time to coming before school or after school multiple days a week to do test corrections. Don't try to cram the day before the test- it essentially impossible to get higher than a 75% on an AP Chemistry test if you cram the night before.