Photo Credit: Alyssa Muir
Every year, a large amount of juniors take AP American History, a class that requires a lot of time, effort, and sometimes even tears. Here are a few of the most common things that happen when you are an APUSH student:
Leaving lunch five minutes early and sprinting up the four flights of stairs so Mrs. Lori Kearney doesn’t call you out for being late.
“One time I came late to APUSH and Mrs. Kearney was the maddest I’ve ever seen her! For my punishment, I had to go all the way down to Sage and let Mrs. Kearney know what was for lunch,” recalls Ally Pazzi (11).
Looking forward to watching John Green’s crash course videos when you finish a chapter.
Junior Audrey Dunn likes John Green videos because “he sums everything up in a short video and he gives relatable analogies so it’s easier to remember everything.”
Feeling like you’ve been studying for ten hours, but also feeling like you don’t know any of the material.
Having no idea what chapters to study because the quiz can be on anything from chapter one to chapter fifteen.
Remembering at the last minute that there is a long essay due on Friday instead of an FRQ.
Writing a page and a half answer for a quiz question and feeling like your hand is about to fall off.
Reading this week’s chapter and feeling like it never ends.
Kearney emphasizes, “You should enjoy the subject because your required reading is quite extensive. In order to do well in the class you need to READ READ READ!!!”
Staying up till one in the morning because you are so stressed for the test.
Checking Haiku every five seconds to see if Mrs. Kearney has put up your test grade.
Feeling like a success because you got an A on the test that you studied so hard for.
Junior Katie Quackenbush says, “I get very very excited when I get an A on APUSH because I feel like my hardwork has paid off. It takes a LONG time to study for APUSH tests and quizzes.”