Students prep for AP exams in history, math

Students prepare for AP exams even with stay-at-home ordered. Pictured are Skylar Markovich and Tabitha Cantrell, juniors.

Macayla Enman, Managing editor

Even with the stay-at-home order and moving to online classes, nothing stopped the AP Exam.
However, Tabitha Cantrell, junior, said online classes are easier because she can get them done on her own time.
“We have had fewer assignments and the class is less stressful and it’s easier. We just have to thoroughly read our book to ensure we know the material,” Cantrell said.
The AP Exam will be a document-based question test. Students will have 45 minutes to read the documents and answer the essay question, then five minutes to turn in their essay.
“On a scale of one to 10, I would say I’m a solid seven-point-five,” Cantrell said.
When getting ready for this test, junior Skylar Markovich said there are still big topics to learn, so she can’t be fully prepared until she covered those ideas.
“For now, though, I am reviewing what we learned at the beginning of the year and solidifying what we are currently learning,” Markovich said.
Markovich likes being able to get her work done when she wants to, but she doesn’t feel the disconnect that comes with online school.
“There is slightly less work than before, but I think it has gotten harder to learn because there isn’t a teacher lecturing us. There is a lot of independent preparation that has to be done now outside of the work we are assigned,” Marovich said.
Also with moving to online classes, classes changed how they operated.
“We no longer have assignments where we get to collaborate with our classmates. We also don’t have teacher-given lectures, so it is even more independent than before,” Markovich.