Why I Chose European History

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Why I Chose AP European History

Grace Oetting

Charleston High School

One reason why I chose AP European History class is because I wanted to

bring myself to a higher learning level. I have heard from other students that this

is not an easy class to pass. My goal is to remain focused, do all the homework,

and keep my grade at an A all year. I also like the fact that AP is a year-long

course verses Modern European History which is only one semester. I think that

spending a whole year on one subject will be interesting, and we will dig farther

into the subject then we would in Modern European History.

I was interested in this class when I found out it is a college course. It

may not be as hard as college, but I like the idea of taking advanced courses to

prepare myself for college. The harder the class, the more you learn. Advanced

Placement classes usually go into deeper description of the subject and also the

class moves at a faster past. This is what I hope AP European History is like this

year. Being in a history class that is focused on Europe instead of America is

different then what I’m used to, which is probably why this class seemed so

interesting to me. I want to travel to Europe one day, so knowing it’s history is a

step in the right direction. I plan to learn a lot in this class and use it a lot too.

We were required to take either this class or Modern European History, and this

class sounded like more fun, and a bigger challenge which is what I look for in

classes. I am excited to have something different in my schedule besides the basic

classes like Math or English. This should be a great year.

I’m hoping we talk about the Renaissance in this class. I’m fond of

that time period, and I would love to learn more about it. I expect this class will

have lots of fun things to talk about. I feel like we will never run out of interesting

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