First things first: assess how you have been performing for the first two-thirds of the year in your Advanced Placement classes. You may find it helpful to create a checklist of things to look for. In general, the less work you have put into the class over the year, the better. Any AP expert (such as myself) can tell you that the best way to earn a high score on the exam is to do as little actual work as possible during the school year. On the checklist, you should put things such as “did fewer than 4 homework assignments during the year” and “currently managing a D- in the class.” Maybe you could even include “spends at least 60% of non-school time on Facebook,” although I’m sure not many people could have that on their checklist (it’s a pretty tough standard to meet). If you have at least five check marks in categories like these, you’re probably in good shape. Congratulations on a successful year of slacking!
This concludes my foolproof guide to passing the AP examination. Hopefully it leads you to great things in both your immediate and long-term futures. If, by some great stretch of the imagination, you manage to score a 1 on the test, don’t fret. I’ve heard that most parents don’t react to something like that by disowning their kids. Well, at least, not for longer than 3 years. So don’t worry; in a few years you’ll (probably) be able to enjoy a home-cooked meal again! Enjoy!