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Seniors have been reviewing chapters of Macroeconomics after class. With the exam less than two months away, the class devotes much of its time to practice questions and homework to review lectures and understand new concepts. Picture by Arthur Wilson
Seniors have been reviewing chapters of Macroeconomics after class. With the exam less than two months away, the class devotes much of its time to practice questions and homework to review lectures and understand new concepts. Picture by Arthur Wilson

by Arthur Wilson, fact-checker

Seniors have been reviewing chapters of Macroeconomics after class. With the exam less than two months away, the class devotes much of its time to practice questions and homework to review lectures and understand new concepts. Picture by Arthur Wilson
Seniors have been reviewing chapters of Macroeconomics after class. With the exam less than two months away, the class devotes much of its time to practice questions and homework to review lectures and understand new concepts. Picture by Arthur Wilson

 

As the spring semester speeds up, seniors in Mr. Mengani’s AP Macroeconomics class have begun the last stretch of their studies involving the basics of large-scale economy.

An Advanced Placement (AP) exam is scheduled, for all students taking the course, on May 14th. The exam is about two hours long, contains 60 multiple choice questions, and a free response section testing knowledge of various topics integrated into multiple-part short answer questions. These short answer questions will be utilizing graphs and economic analysis. Grades for the exam range on a 1 to 5 scale.

“From here until May, all we’re doing is practice, practice, practice. My students will be completing as many practice exams as possible so they are prepared for any scenario a question could require,” AP teacher Mr. Mengani said.

Students have been completing assignments every night that help them practice skills they learned after every lecture. Tests with sample AP questions are given on a regular basis to assess knowledge of the course and provide practice for the final test in May.

Scoring a 4 or 5 on the exam may yield up to 3 college credits in many universities. The course is a valuable experience in preparing for the level of work and structure of a college class, and provides introductory skills into critical thinking skills necessary in college and a prompting into over 60 different career paths.

“I really like this course, since we learn something new every day. Mr. Mengani will answer any question about subjects like finance and history to add on to our lessons and gives much more than the typical teacher who just reads off of powerpoint slides,” senior Emmanuel Damanakis said.

 

 

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