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  • You open the test booklet. The first page is formulas. The second page is formulas. They’re all formulas. You can’t find the questions. Everyone around you is diligently working. You flip through the booklet but all of it is formulas. They consume you.
  • “Close your booklet and stop working.” Pencils sound as they hit the desk. Time is called. Time doesn’t answer. Where is it? It is lost. You are all lost.
  • You are told to seal the multiple choice question booklet. The white labels don’t fit properly in the designated sections. None of this fits. You may never discuss these questions. They no longer exist. They never existed. Ryan tried to fight back. They drag him away. Ryan never existed either.
  • The test references AP students in it. Haha. The test is very funny. Laugh. College Board wants you to laugh. College Board just wants to be friends. College Board is very friendly. College Board beckons you closer. Closer. They are very funny. L A U G H
  • You may only use black or blue ink. Your pen breaks. The ink spills everywhere. Milky black liquid falls over everything you knew and loved. The College Board confiscates it. “How can we accurately assess your skills without gathering all your materials?” They smile. You never noticed they had so many teeth before. 
  • The proctor reads the instructions and you begin writing. The proctors circle you. They lean over your test and make disapproving noises. They are hunting. They pick out the weak. You will be next. 
The AP exams, explained


Environmental Science







Computer Science  




Physics C: Mechanics

Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

United States Government and Politics


Human Geography


Art History

United States History

European History


Music Theory


Comparative Government and Politics 

World History


In conclusion, to anyone who is suffering through the AP exams:

(Gifs not mine)

college apps gothic
  • You visit your first college while a freshman in high school. The walls bleed ivy from the cracks between the bricks. The tour guide’s words echo hollowly. “Any questions?” The tour group stares back. You don’t know any questions. You don’t know. You don’t know why you are here.
  • The SAT is on a cloudy Saturday. You are asked to bring a calculator, a snack, and #2 pencils. You only use one pencil. The College Board gods consumed the rest while you were writing your essay.
  • AP Gov AP Bio AP Econ AP Psych AP Calc APUSH AP AP AP AP You pay $91 for each AP test. You do not ask why. College Board, the non-profit organization, rips the money from your reluctant hands. AP AP AP AP
  • At your neighbor’s incessant prompting, you confess that you are applying to Stanford. He replies that his co-worker’s nephew’s friend went to Stanford. Everyone’s co-worker’s nephew’s friend has gone to Stanford.
  • There is no box for your ethnicity on the application. Do you identify as Pacific Islander? Do you identify as the all-encompassing “White”? Do you identify as human? You have not been human for many years.
  • The empty boxes in the extracurriculars section haunt you. The cursor blinks accusingly. You try to remember what you’ve done. Have you done anything? High school was an endless void. Pencils scratching. Clocks ticking. You remember nothing. You did nothing. You refresh the Common App.
  • You get a college pamphlet in the mail. “JOIN US,” it says. It is not a suggestion. 

11.8.16 // hello everyone !! long time no post, still a bit new to the studyblr community so i’m trying to get the hang of posting regularly :)) my mildliners just arrived yesterday and i absolutely adore them so obviously i had to try them all out immediately. no school because of the election (let’s go hrc!!) so i’m doing an ap gov reading and catching up on notes. i’m seeing my favorite band, the 1975, tomorrow night and i’m trying to distract myself from completely freaking out. hope you all have a lovely election day and if you can, don’t forget to get out there and vote !!

Motivation for AP exams

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today after my AP exam all I did was walk around my house in underwear and a bathrobe with a tub of ice cream and take a nap

if that doesn’t describe what it’s like to be an AP student I don’t know what does


27.11.16 | 17/100

That wonderful Sunday feeling when you’ve totally been putting off everything you needed to do over the holiday weekend…

I did find a set of some cute floral stickers for my planner! And I got plenty of revising done today, so it worked out alright! I need to somehow figure out how to stop procrastinating…