I was in your position 1 year ago what to expect from GOPO. This is your first AP class so take it serious. Expect homework almost every night usually 3-8 pages. This will benefit you on he AP exam. Expect hardcore discussions in class. Brock has a 10 page rule where he doesn't give more than 10 pages of homework. You will take decent number of notes but it will benefit you a lot. Don't expect that you will do everything independent, Brock will help you all the time. You can text him, tweet him, email him, dm him, Facebook him!