If I want to self-study both, and I want a really comprehensive book that covers all the material, which should I get? I've heard that economics is one of 5 Steps to a 5's strongest subjects, and I know that Barron's in general covers a LOT. But the Consolidated book suggestions thread suggests PR
, though one recent post says:
I'm not sure why everyone says Princeton Review for Economics, but I have both PR
and Kaplan; I can definitely say that Kaplan is much better. It covers topics more thoroughly than PR
does. Kaplan offers about 10 multiple choice and 1 free response at the end of each section, while PR
offers about 4-5 MC only. Also, Kaplan includes a diagnostic test for both macro and micro which PR
doesn't. In the explanation of the practice tests, Kaplan does a better job. For example, if the answer to Question 1 is B, PR
will only explain why B is correct, neglecting why the other choices are wrong. In contrast, Kaplan will not only explain why B is correct but also why A,C,D and E are incorrect individually.
Perhaps most people say PR
is best is because they've never given Kaplan a chance since most of the other AP Kaplan books are useless.
So. . . Yeah. I'm kind of really confused. Help, please?