It ain't your papaw's social studies class, but don't worry it really isn't that bad. When it starts you will most likely be overwhelmed by the homework and difficulty of the class. Soon you will go through a natural adjustment to AP and all will be well. Expect a solid amount of homework. It will be tough, but you'll always be able to do it. Be prepared for pretty difficult tests, that can be aced with proper studying. Expect to learn a lot about the American government in general. This class opened my eyes to many new things that has broadened my knowledge of our country. Lastly expect to be given every opportunity you need to ready yourself for the AP Exam.