Chemistry

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by rubio1996, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. rubio1996

    rubio1996 Member

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    I'm going to be entering my sophomore year at a top college preparatory school in my area. During my freshman year, I took a Chemistry Honors class that is usually taken by strong students in their junior year. However, I did not do so well. My final grade for the year was a C, and along with my C- in Geometry Honors brought my GPA to a 3.0 (I don't know if this was weighted or unweighted). Should I take Chemistry AP in my junior year to try to make up for my freshman year Chemistry Honors course and give me a stronger base in chemistry for admission to the U.S. Naval Academy?
     
  2. JettAirliner

    JettAirliner USNA Appointee 2016

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    I'd lean towards yes, if it wouldn't screw up your general high school plan. Not just to get a good grade, either: I know that my weak science knowledge is really going to hamper me, whether I go to the Academy or the Honors program at a state school.
     
  3. 1964BGO

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    I strongly recommend you take the AP chemistry course, not just for the grade but for your better understanding of the material - also, if you do well enough on the re-take you may be able to validate one of the toughest freshman chemistry courses in the country and the one that gives plebes fits. Beat wishes in your efforts, make them pay off for you.
     
  4. subvet

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    "one of the toughest freshman chemistry courses in the country"
    Also kown as the Plebe Eliminator!!
     
  5. Craig

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    Weighted GPA is when they count a C as 3 points, B as 4 points and A as 5 points when calculating your average. Unweighted would count a C as 2 points and so on. Some schools weight Honors courses. Some do not. Many weight AP courses. Would have to know all you grades and courses to know how they counted, but you should be able to figure that out now.
     

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