Should I risk it all to get an A?
I'm in my first semester of my Junior year of high school, and have As in all my classes with the exception of AP Chem, where I have a B+. Due to an organization error, my teacher decided to make our final optional, so I can either take the final in a few days (over my winter break) to try and get an A-, or just relax and opt not to take it and be satisfied with my B+.
Should I study for it, and try and take it at the risk of possibly getting a slightly lower grade (it counts for 20%)?
The real question is; Will colleges care that I have B+ on my transcript? I don't plan on going into any science or medical field.
I'm also concerned because I haven't gotten a B since 6th grade, and I'm worried that this could suggest some sort of downward trend to admissions officers. Also I'm only taking two other APs this year, so my schedule isn't that rigorous to begin with. I plan on applying to fairly selective schools, so I'm worried this'll hurt my chances.