Erin Elizabeth Purcell – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Advanced Placement (AP) exams have been one of the many things affected by the COVID-19 virus. The previously three-hour exam will now be a 45-minute document-based question.
The College Board has provided extensive information in order to help AP students. The new online exam schedule was released on Apr. 1. This schedule provides information on what time and date the individual AP subjects will have their testing.
There will also be an informational video seminar from 7-8 p.m., Thursday, Apr.16. This video, presented by college board president Trevor Packer will provide information on how these exams will work and how to prepare.
“Just because the test is different doesn’t mean you should stop studying,” said LRHS AP world history teacher William Wallin. “I actually think you should study even more for this exam because it all narrows down to that one question which will undoubtedly stretch your knowledge of the entire curriculum this year.”
Wallin suggests AP students use the resources provided by the College Board as well as textbooks and attempting to order a trusted online review book. Video chatting with other students to study is also a helpful study method.
Other updates regarding the COVID-19 virus and how it may affect AP testing can be found by following the Coronavirus Update Page on the College Board website.