Monday, July 18, 2011

When something pays off...

I received my AP World History score today...and I got a 4! Finally, some hard work that actually pays off. And if you haven't taken AP World History, let me tell you: I took over 300 pages of notes, both written and typed, built an ancient egyptian boat complete with clay people and the like, built a miniature statue replica of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, spent a minimum of 2 hours a night working on homework and studying, and much more work that would probably bore you if I went on. So let's just say, I am currently feeling like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I have nothing more to worry about this summer. So there you have it. A 4! YES!


  1. Congratulations! It's always a great feeling when your hard work pays off :) Boy, I can't even remember what APs I took in high school (back in the stone age, haha) except for Spanish...

  2. Hehe! Next year I am taking all CIS (College in the Schools) classes so I get automatic college credit. I'm even taking CIS Spanish 5, so I'm very excited for that!

    And I don't know about you, but a lot of the time I feel like I work twice as hard as some people, but it doesn't pay off like I'd hoped. But this time it did! : )

  3. What scale is that four on? I thought you were being sarcastic until I read the first comment :)

    Oh, and before you think I'm some creepy lurker, I found your blog on the Blogger Help forum. I just started writing a couple days ago and was looking around for some fun blogs to read. :)

  4. Oh! No, the test is out of 5. A 3 is passing, which means you are "qualified" by the AP standards. 4 is well qualified and 5 is extremely well qualified. But 5's are very hard to get. I only know one person so far out of all the people that took AP World that got a 5. In fact, quite a few people get 3's or don't pass at all.

    Most state colleges will accept a score of 3 or higher for college credit, while most private liberal arts colleges will only accept scores of 4 or higher. I believe a lot of the Ivy's and top-ranked schools want 5's.

    Last year when I took AP Lang&Comp, I got a 3 on the test, so I was very surprised when I did better on the history than english considering I am horrible at history but got a 32 on my English and Reading portions of the ACT!

    And, no, certainly don't be afraid to post! I just almost had a heart attack a few seconds ago, seeing I went from 4 followers last night to 8! This is craziness I tell you! : D

  5. That's great then! Can't believe you wouldn't get a five though after all that hard work and time you've spent on it.

    And that's great about the followers. Im still trying to figure out how to get my blog out there. I only have one post so far though so ofcourse I need to publish more first.

  6. Yep, but 5's are pretty hard to come by. It would have been nice though if I got a 5!

    And from what I've noticed, it seems like the more frequently you post, the more views you get. Obviously you have to do more like post on other blogs, follow other people, etc. But if you click on the "Stats" button underneath your blog name at your Dashboard, you can see how many page views you are getting and where they are coming from. It's pretty interesting!