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Are late AP exams more difficult than the regular ones?

Hey everyone! I might have to take the AP exams during the late testing period and I've heard some rumors that they're harder than the regular ones. Can anyone confirm if this is true or just a myth? Personal experiences or thoughts on late AP exams versus the regular ones would really help calm my nerves.

8 months ago

Hey there! It's totally understandable to be a bit anxious about taking exams during a different schedule than most of your peers. I want to assure you that the difficulty level of late AP exams is meant to be consistent with the regular ones. The College Board, which administers the AP exams, ensures that all versions of an AP exam—including late testing exams—assess the same content and skills at the same level of difficulty.

Regardless of when you take the exam, perceived difficulty can vary from student to student, so the most important thing is to focus on your own preparation rather than working yourself over what you've heard from your friends. Just continue to study as you would for the regular testing period, and you'll be well equipped to handle the late exam. Keep up the hard work, and good luck!

8 months ago

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