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Study hints AP classes overrated

Hanna Pham, 18, (left) and Katie Hong, 19, compared answers on a chemistry quiz at Boston University. Pham and Hong had taken Advanced Placement chemistry courses in high school.
By Maria Sacchetti
Globe Staff / February 18, 2006

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Advanced Placement courses typically are the toughest classes in high school, with the longest term papers, the thickest textbooks, and the highest stakes: Students who score high on the classes' nationally standardized exams can earn college credit, sometimes enough to save thousands of dollars in tuition costs. (Full article: 986 words)

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