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PoliticsFreak
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I'm taking BC Calculus this year and it's turned out to be a big mistake :( I'm not doing so great in the class (Switching out unfortunately isn't an option). So I was wondering what supplement is recommended to do a good job in the class (and provide adequate preparation for the AP Exam).

Would something like the Princeton Review BC Calc book be a good supplement for the class, or is there something else that would do a better job?

Would something like the Princeton Review BC Calc book be a good supplement for the class, or is there something else that would do a better job?

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## Replies to: BC Calculus Help :(

489Member576Member136Junior Member136Junior Member771MemberAmazon.com: Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam: Mark Howell, Martha Montgomery: Books

2,497Senior Member188Junior Memberti-89-- get one.

collegeboard.com with practice free-responses-- memorize them

text-book pictures and examples--read through, understand, and memorize (i'm assuming most text-books are the same)

176Junior MemberI think PR is good for just review of the basics, but if your teacher tests beyond the material (like mine.....ugh....) you will need to practice a bit more.

I'm going to find Peterson's prep book as soon as I can, and get in the habit of doing at least 10 probs a day.

I'd also log into AP central to get a bunch of practice questions; they have these for all exams.

810MemberMemorization will turn out to be a poor substitute for understanding when you get questions that aren't exactly carbon-copy clones of ones you've done before.

188Junior Memberbut if you can recall the general procedure for doing a certain type of problem, then plugging in random variables into the 'skeleton' will still score you many points.

i.e. it doens't have to be a perfect carbon copy for you to get a lot of points, and you don't necessarily have to strive to get all the points on a question for a 5 overall.

810MemberIf your only goal is the AP credit, memorization may take you there, but if your goal is to be ready for subsequent courses and to be successful there, memorization rarely takes you further.

2,303Senior Memberthat pretty much summed it up

2,303Senior Memberthat pretty much summed it up

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