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How is 5 steps to a 5 review book?

afned368afned368 Posts: 175Registered User Junior Member
edited January 2011 in High School Life
I'm taking AP Euro, AP US History, AP Calculus BC, and AP Chemistry. I like Barron's but hate Princeton Review from last year experience.
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Replies to: How is 5 steps to a 5 review book?

  • coachella23coachella23 Posts: 95Registered User New Member
    5 steps to a 5 books are the best IMO.
  • qdawg2011qdawg2011 Posts: 632Registered User Junior Member
    I agree that 5 steps to a 5 are really good. The best I've found.
  • conquerer7conquerer7 Posts: 230Registered User Junior Member
    I only have the AP Physics one, but it tells you everything you need to know, and absolutely nothing more. It's a superficial understanding of the topic, but enough to get you a 5.

    If you like the style of Barron's, which is regularly harder than the real thing, changing to something like this might be a shock. My Barron's AP book is twice as thick as the 5 Steps to a 5 one.

    Also, there's a nice 'advice' section in the start. Depending on how much you've prepared, it might be just fluff, or it might be a godsend.
  • ilovemyblacklabilovemyblacklab Posts: 236Registered User Junior Member
    I'm finding it to be okay- I REALLY like REA.
  • wesley108wesley108 Posts: 1,192- Member
    They give you just enough information but I find that it is better to know more just in case...
  • noimaginationnoimagination Posts: 6,981Registered User Senior Member
    Usually, I prefer Barron's. However, for AP Physics the 5 Steps book is good.
  • afned368afned368 Posts: 175Registered User Junior Member
    What are the pros and cons of 5 steps to a 5?
  • treefingerstreefingers Posts: 215Registered User Junior Member
    I used it for English Language. I didn't learn anything new from it and got a 4 on the actual exam. Never again will I stray away from the Princeton Review.
  • sandra_ny2011sandra_ny2011 Posts: 231Registered User Junior Member
    I love 5 steps! It helped me to get a 5 in ap world, and I'm using it for ap bio now :)
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