In order to succeed in AP GOPO, you simply have to have some interest in politics. If you don't seek interest, it will be very hard to grasp and pay attention to the content Mr.Brock is teaching. Of course succeeding means passing the AP exam at the end of the year. Listening, taking notes,and being active in class discussions will help you to succeed on the exam and all unit tests given. At the beginning of the year, all the work will seem very overwhelming and you may consider giving up. Pushing yourself to be better and work hard will overall help you succeed in the class.