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AP Self Studying

SelfStudyingSelfStudying Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
If you were to buy one book for each of the following AP's and self- study them without classroom instruction, which would you buy (and if possible, why)?

AP English Literature and Composition

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP European History

AP Human Geography

AP Macroeconomics

AP Microeconomics

AP Psychology

AP United States Government and Politics

AP United States History

AP World History

AP Calculus BC

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

AP Physics C: Mechanics

AP Physics 2: Algebra- Based

Thank you for the advice.

Replies to: AP Self Studying

  • Kristian11Kristian11 Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    I don't know what to tell you which one to do but I know some you probably shouldn't:

    AP European History

    AP Human Geography

    AP United States History

    AP World History

    AP Calculus BC

    AP Biology

    AP Chemistry

    AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism

    AP Physics C: Mechanics

    AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 25,949 Super Moderator
    For starters, I wouldn't self-study 19 AP tests. Taking the class in school would be more beneficial in many respects.

    Secondly, I wouldn't start a new thread on the subject without reviewing the many many tim es this question has been asked. e.g.
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/ap-tests-preparation/201793-consolidated-book-suggestions-for-ap.html#latest
  • SelfStudyingSelfStudying Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    It's for a friend of mine; his parents don't let him post stuff on social media, and is planning on taking these courses throughout high school. Our school has really tough teachers and standards to get an A, and he is currently in 9th grade, studying for AP Biology.
  • suzy100suzy100 Registered User Posts: 4,058 Senior Member
    Avoiding the AP classes offered at the school and studying them himself to avoid tough teachers is a terrible idea.
  • skieuropeskieurope Super Moderator Posts: 25,949 Super Moderator
    It's for a friend of mine; his parents don't let him post stuff on social media
    In which case, I'm closing this thread. "Asking for a Friend" posts are not allowed.
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