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Best Prep Book/Review Book to supplement and study for AP Calculus?

HossainHossain Registered User Posts: 292 Junior Member
edited September 2011 in AP Tests Preparation
Barron's or Princeton Review? Which is more helpful and which has a more comprehensive review section on all the topics tested on the test? AB. Btw.
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Replies to: Best Prep Book/Review Book to supplement and study for AP Calculus?

  • dragoones123dragoones123 Registered User Posts: 88 Junior Member
    Please note i never read th3e books before but... i did skim it.
    1. I hate Baaron books. They suck. I forgot the reason though but... yea..
    2. Princeton or 5 steps to a 5 is good.

    In my opinion, the book I would get is Princeton.... more challenging. 5 steps is best for those who don't understand the basics of the topic. I'm basing this off of my ownership with a 5 steps to a 5 for AP Physics. The problems they provided were simple. No explanation for the sample tests, only answers :'( ... Princeton is your besty bet.
  • IceQubeIceQube Registered User Posts: 3,187 Senior Member
    I have both the Barron's and Princeton AP Calc books and I like both. Barron's has a lot of practice problems - more than Princeton.

    On the other hand, the Barron's book is somewhat esoteric when it comes to explaining concepts - it doesn't explain concepts as much as it shows examples. The Princeton book explains the concepts well, so it may be better for a notice.
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