Many people are probably scared of taking an AP class because they think it looks like the picture above- a bunch of kids listening to a teacher that expects you to know everything they write on the board. But it's not like that at all. Don't get me wrong, you are expected to give your best effort and be responsible with your work, but if you don't you probably aren't taking the class anyway. If you're scared of the homework, don't be. The only homework you get is reading ten pages or less (it's usually less) and taking notes each night. The following day, you will have a three-question quiz over what you read, and you even get to use the notes that you took. If I ever hear you complain about the homework, I might hit you. It's a college class that YOU signed up for, the least you can do is read a few pages about how the government sucks. Inside the classroom, basically all you do is talk. Mr. Brock leads a class discussion about the pages you read and clears up any confusion. Don't be afraid to ask questions during class, odds are somebody else has the same question. It'll help you a lot in the long run, trust me.