Chemistry

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' 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. Military Academy?
     
  2. JBL2012

    JBL2012 Army ROTC Cadet - MS3

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    Speaking as a rising Senior who did exactly that.. no. Don't take AP Chem to make up for a poor lower-level grade. I got a B+ in Honors and ended up with a B- in AP. The material is still there, it's just a heck of a lot harder.

    If I had a do-over, I'd have taken Physics Honors last year and AP Physics for Senior year. Unless something really changed (you got a tutor, or you studied chemistry independently) you will still do just as bad as Freshman year.
     
  3. vampsoul

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    I took AP Chem and it allowed me to breeze through honors chem at USMA. However, the material is harder and there's less time to do it in. If honors was that difficult for you, you may not want to take AP. Talk to the teacher at your school that teaches it.
     

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