Sunday, January 07, 2007

Opinion: Why did you take AP Government and Politics?

(What are you saying to others to indicate that they should register for AP Government and Politics next year?)

10 comments:

BrandonSh said...

I took AP government because I am genuinely interested in how the system works. I'm big into music and most of what I like is about politics or how society works. And in order to understand how something works you need to be educated about it.
I tell people to take this class because I think it's really sad when people have opinions on issues when they aren't informed. I hate to see my friends make misinformed decisions so I tell them to take this class and learn about what is actually happening. I also took this class because I seem to get into a lot of debates about politics with my friends and family so I need to be informed in order to back up my theories and ideas.

tonileep said...

Well, I took AP Government and Politics because I want to be a lawyer and I knew that this class would help me grasp a better understanding. Also, I took it because I wanted to make sure that government and being a lawyer was really something I was interested in so I would have a better time in college. My dad is also a very political person and I wanted to be able to know what he was talking about more and have a conversation with him about different political topics. I tell people that government and politics is a very interesting class and very benefical in the future.

justinbel said...

I took this class because im interested in government and how it affects people. I also wanted to be knowledgable in the government so I am not ignorant about it and its responsibilities. I also wanted to make sure i knew what the government can and cannot do and how i am protected.

trevorhguy said...

I elected to take AP Gov’t because I needed a way to channel my rage toward the world, and breaking stuff was getting repetitive, so, I took it to express my anger toward our situation today. I also enjoy discussing politics with people who aren’t the average red-neckers from the boonies that think every scrap of information that they hear on MTV is news. It is not in any way shape or form news. This is what is wrong with our generation today, but that is neither hear nor their. The most relevant reason for me to take AP Gov’t was the fact that it is a real-world applicable class. You witness Government all around you and if you really want to you can even influence it yourself.

KimK said...

To be honest, the foremost reason I took this class was the two letters in front of it -- A.P. To me, Advanced Placement classes have three desirable implications: higher GPA, college credit, and, most importantly, the class is more fun because the students have a tendency to be more interested in learning. However, after signing up for this class, I was excited to take it for the “government” part. Before this year, I knew/understood very little about our government -- I just assumed it was as close to perfect as is humanly possible (although I still think our government is pretty amazing). I suppose it was a good idea for me to take this class also because now I can formulate my own opinions when I have the opportunity to vote (as opposed to “hey Dad, who should I vote for?”).

MikeM said...

I took AP Gov because every family get together all my relatives sit around and argue over politics while I sit there trying not to fall asleep. I figured by taking this class I would be able to at least understand some of the things they get so worked up over and maybe it would be somewhat interesting. Also I realized that this year I would be turning 18 and able to vote so I figured it would be a good thing for me to get some background knowledge on the system and how it works before I went out casting my vote.

BrandonK said...

The real reason that I took AP Gov was because of what one of my teachers said last year. I was in Mr. Boschs history class and we all had a Constitution quiz. The best grade in class was a 14/20 and I got a 9/20. He said that you should all take AP Gov so you arent so dumb when it comes to government. I took his advice.
I am telling people who want to take this class to take it for two reasons. first, everyone should know about how our government works and what it is doing. And second, its challenging yet fun. I explain what we do and tell them that it takes a lot effort to succeed.

KerryW said...

I took this class for mainly reasons. One being able to say that I took an A.P. class my sophomore year. And two, because I actually wanted to learn about government and politics. I would like to be a judge someday and I figured that this would be a practical class to take.
I tell other people who ask about the class that while yes it is hard work, I have also learned so much. It might not show, but I have. I tell them that you should expect every AP class to be hard, but I also remind them that it is the hard classes that you remember the most from. May we all remember Mrs. Schutten. I do encourage people to take the class bcause if they are going into it looking for something to learn about the government, Constitution, and the politics in the US today, they will definitely come out of the clas with some knowledge.

TyKant said...

I took AP Government and Politics because I want to understand what is going on in politics. I never payed attention to it, but now that I'm getting older I feel that I should care, because it will determine what I am going to be able to do.

Anne L. said...

I took AP Government and Politics because this was a Presidential Election year. I have never really understood politics, and not taking American Issues did not help that. I know that I need understand the basic foundations for our government to make an informed desicion on who to vote for in the next presidential race in 2016. I believe that this class will open my eyes to the world of politics.