AP Test Stress

On Friday I took my very first advanced placement test for English. It had to have been the most stressful experience I’ve ever ben through. The test itself wasn’t as difficult as I had expected, but the preparation (if you want to call it that) was not the least bit helpful. Between student and teacher schedules it was hard to find time to prepare. Even when there was time it did not seem like we covered as much material as we should have.

When the time came to actually take the test, I was having a nervous breakdown. It was so serious and you could tell every student in the room was nervous. I had no idea what to expect.

Most of my thoughts before the test consisted of how uncomfortable the chairs were. Then my thoughts shifted to confusion as to why we had to spend 45 minutes simply bubbling in our information. It seemed like it was wasted time.

After the test actually started it seemed like the clock in the gym was broken because it was going as fast as the speed of light and I could feel my possibility of a good score slipping away with every second that went by.

When I completed my test I felt a little bit better about my chances of scoring well. The only thing to do now is wait. This is the most stressful part of the process. My stress won’t stop building until I get those scores a few weeks from now.

To all of you taking more than one AP test this year, good luck!