gujubeleza - January 26, 2007 12:14 AM (GMT)
k so my ap us 1 midterm is tomorrow and um, i didnt study.
any quick study tips? usually i just wing it and use common sense, along with some good educated-guessing skills...and well, ive gotten this far.
flashcards dont work for me btw, especially since i have over 200 terms (people, places, documents, cases) to memorize.
am i screwed?
Patriot76 - January 28, 2007 08:18 PM (GMT)
I know it is too late, but you should never not study for and AP US exam.
Take it from me, I rarely study for tests and quizzes but there is too much to know for a one night cram and then educated guessing the day of.
Still I would be curious to know your grade or even what you thought of the midterm.
AverageJoe13 - January 28, 2007 10:31 PM (GMT)
Yep. That was a bad move on your part. You should always study for everything. No matter how well you know it. Base it psychologically- the brain needs constant reiteration of information in order to abosrob and remember it. Take it from someone who knows. I made the mistake of not studying for some of my mid-terms because I thought "I knew it all" and "would base it on educated guesses." Things didn't work out as planned. Therefore, its always good to review.
gujubeleza - January 29, 2007 07:43 PM (GMT)
haha well its worked so far and i mean, usually when i study i ALWAYS over-analyze.
but yeahh this time i finished an hour and a half early (you get two and a half hours to do it) and i honestly had no idea how i did but i ended up getting a 77 without the curve, and like a kid that studied for three days straight got a 68 and another that studied for 8 hours got a 44. and like everyone wants to kill me now because i did better without studyingg haha.
lol so it was obviously an insane test, but yeahh 77 without the curve mean i atleast got a b- with, because last year she curved it 13 points.
so yeah...wish me luck? haha
AverageJoe13 - January 30, 2007 02:33 AM (GMT)
Well thats great. Congrats.
gujubeleza - January 30, 2007 06:54 PM (GMT)
haha thanks a c+ isnt bad?
AverageJoe13 - January 30, 2007 09:30 PM (GMT)
gujubeleza - January 30, 2007 11:03 PM (GMT)
haha so hopefully its a big curve, because she said our class on the whole did so bad that we might get a seperate curve, since we are period eleven and she sometimes forgets to teach us things, or remind us, that she tells the other classes.
FacistFalangistFool - January 30, 2007 11:11 PM (GMT)
Woah, eleven periods. They are definately squeezing the limits of how much info can be taught per period. But yeah, there should be a curve. I know that my APUSH teacher always does that. We actually have an 8 pt. curve for our current mid-terms, and thank God. It brought me to an A :).
dimmick - February 1, 2007 03:47 AM (GMT)
Ah, curves - I fondly remember those. I've only had a grand total of about 2 tests curved in my entire collegiate career to this point.
gujubeleza - February 12, 2007 12:53 AM (GMT)
wow that sucks only 2 curves?
well yeahh thank god to my curve got a b without studying.
hopefully this mkpd's grade evens the score out?
aphistory - February 19, 2007 11:52 PM (GMT)
i guess , you are lucky.
good job without reading. 77 not bad at all.
gujubeleza - March 14, 2007 12:57 AM (GMT)
turns out i had one of the highest grades, the curve led me to end with a grand total of 88, b+
dimmick - March 14, 2007 04:21 PM (GMT)