Sunday, June 8, 2008

AP Notes

I've finally found a few minutes to jot down some of my impressions on my work as an AP reader. Basically, AP (advanced placement) are exams that high school seniors take to get them into higher level courses in college and earn the back credits (though I think all this varies depending on the institution). Many subjects have AP exams- for instance we are here along with the Computer Science, Italian, and Studio Arts graders.

We humans grade things like compositions and recorded speaking as well as fill in the blank answers, things that scanners and other computerized grading systems just can't pick up. All day long we sit in groups and go through exams and in my case this involves listening to recorded simulated job interviews. Sometimes it's really monotonous but overall I have found to it to be really interesting and good experience; I'll definitely try to return next year.

It's also a great networking opportunity and I've run into at least a dozen people I know from grad school or other areas not to mention all the people I've met along the way.

We worked all weekend and today was the hump day- only three days left!

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