Let Students Re-Submit AP Work

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My dear friend Natalie and I are two of thousands of AP students who weren't able to submit our AP exams due to a malfunction in the College Board website. We've worked hard all year to learn and earn some college credit so we can have a head start and make sure we can graduate college on time or early. We've studied hard for the last few weeks and were looking forward to earning some college credit today. Now we might have to retake our tests several weeks from now or lose our chance to get college credit. This would cut into the free time we'd been looking forward to enjoying with our families and friends after all our hard work. We, along with all our sisters and brothers in humanity, have already been having a hard time because of COVID and we were already tired and stressed out and a lot of us have been struggling with sadness and mental health issues. This will make all of that worse. Fortunately, there's a solution. Most of us still have our work and answers saved. The college board can give us time to re-submit after they fix their website. People might understandably worry allowing this will lead to cheating. But we already had opportunities to cheat because COVID has prevented College Board from implementing the strict anti-cheating policies they usually do. The vast majority of us didn't cheat not because we couldn't but because we're honest. Those who do cheat can be caught with anti-cheating tech like Turnitin which is widely used and effective on take-home assignments. People who don't have saved work to re-submit should be given a very short and easy make-up test to make up for the added difficulty they're enduring because of this malfunction. 

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