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AP US Gov't *Self-Study*

you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
edited February 2008 in AP Tests Preparation
is it possible to self study AP US gov't by ONLY using a prep book, and get a 5? (assuming that I am smart, which i am :P) I just bought the Princeton Review Guide for us gov't.

Please share your experiences. Has anyone ever only used a prep book for APUSGov't and recieved a 5 on the exam?

thanx so much in advance.
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Replies to: AP US Gov't *Self-Study*

  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
    ew...only 12 views? WTH
  • snipez90snipez90 Posts: 600Registered User Member
    probably, honestly our gov teacher has been giving us past free responses and they require common sense more than anything else.

    also I took the 1999 MC test (I DON'T HAVE IT) and got 45/60... I've read about 3 or 4 chapters in my AP gov book.

    you know even though I hate you because you probably won't ever read Wilson's intro US gov text (fantastically boring, I liked American Pageant so much and this text was just a disappointment), I think you can pull it off if you are good at social studies and watch the news every now and then.
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
    yeah, I figured that a lot of the exam was just common sense. Thanks for the help.

    Question for anyone who used PR for apgov't: does it cover everything on the test?
  • swim2daendswim2daend Posts: 2,497Registered User Senior Member
    Well, i just bought the AP US govt book from PR and it is amazing! I'm learning more from it than my textbook. Except, I didn't see much about primaries...
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
    bump bump
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  • andreaaaaaaandreaaaaaa Posts: 7,930Registered User Senior Member
    you'llsee, i am planning on self-studying without using a textbook. i bought cliffnotes for a prep book and will probably buy another one before the ap test. what books are you using?
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Posts: 4,535Registered User Senior Member
    I'm onlyusing PR prep book. (along with other online materials). Do you think i should get another book?
  • llpitchllpitch Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    What online materials are you using?
  • aerableparableaerableparable Posts: 192Registered User Junior Member
    get a barron's or peterson's one if they make them. I find PR to be too basic and good only for reviewing after you've had a full course and already more or less know all the material.

    and coursenotes.org is your friend.

    as for gov. I think US gov is pretty easy. I'm in it right now and depending on where I go to college this fall and whether they'll accept credit, I'll decide about whether or not to take it.
  • andreaaaaaaandreaaaaaa Posts: 7,930Registered User Senior Member
    yeah, i have heard that the material is pretty easy to learn but the test is hard to get a five on.
  • llpitchllpitch Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    and coursenotes.org is your friend.


    umm that was just some garbage ad website.
  • andreaaaaaaandreaaaaaa Posts: 7,930Registered User Senior Member
    llpitch, its course-notes.org, with a hyphen.
  • llpitchllpitch Posts: 4,318Registered User Senior Member
    ok thanks =D
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