What is AP Computer Science Principles and why should you take it you may ask yourself? Well I'm here to tell you why you should.AP Computer Science Principles is an easy and fun AP class that you can take even in your freshman year. AP Comp Sci allows you to learn the inner workings of not only computers but also most of today's current technology. It allows you to solve almost any underlying technological issue from any discipline you encounter.
When taking AP Computer Science Principles, there are two main things you must prepare and work towards, the college board create performance task and the explore performance task. The Create Performance Task allows you to create a webpage of your liking using all the techniques you have learned throughout the year of the class. The Explore Performance Task allows you to write about a technological innovation in the world today and discuss the pros, cons, impacts, and security or privacy concerns it may present to its consumers. And, do not be scared at all by these initially difficult tasks, as Mr. Hoffert prepares you for them well in advance by having you do Monday Morning News and your Translator Demo.
In addition to, there is no need to worry about the AP exam you can optionally take for the course as Mr. Hoffert prepares you very well with packets full of practice and excellent study material for the exam. Overall, AP Computer Science Principles is a fun, relaxed, and easy class that teaches you the amazing inner workings of technology. Plus I mean come on, a class that lets you eat popcorn and watch movies every friday, how can you pass that up?