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Best AP Books?

hboro24hboro24 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
edited December 2011 in AP Tests Preparation
For Calculus AB I heard Barrons was good. But, what about AP Biology, AP US History, AP Language and Composition, and AP Statistics?

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Replies to: Best AP Books?

  • stePabsstePabs Registered User Posts: 101 Junior Member
    I heard Barron's AP Statistics is well written and thorough. I plan on getting that one.
  • hboro24hboro24 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    Thanks! Do you know what books are good for biology?
  • heya10heya10 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    hboro24, I used Cliffnotes last year and got a 5 =). I've heard others get really great scores from it too, so I'd recommend that for bio.
  • CantConcentrateCantConcentrate Registered User Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    For AP Language, I'd recommend Cliffs also. It's pretty coherent and has (I think) 3 practice tests.

    I second Cliffs for AP Bio.
  • starchywinkystarchywinky Registered User Posts: 375 Member
    My teacher told me that the Amsco book for AP Statistics is really good (though expensive eck, saw the prices on amazon earlier, might just borrow his!).
  • Booberrypi78Booberrypi78 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    So what review books would you recommend for the following;
    Ap Spanish Lang
    Ap Calc BC
    Ap Us History
    Ap Human Geography
    Ap Macro/Micro Economics

    Thank youuu in advance! :)
  • CantConcentrateCantConcentrate Registered User Posts: 2,552 Senior Member
    APUSH - Direct Hits for the AP Exam, AMSCO for the class.
  • hboro24hboro24 Registered User Posts: 48 Junior Member
    Yeah I heard Cliff Notes was good for Bio, thank you! Do you know where the Amsco books are cheaper? Amazon has them for about $22-$30.
  • heya10heya10 Registered User Posts: 15 New Member
    If you want AMSCO for APUSH, get it from the publisher its around $17-$18:
    Amsco Publishing

    Direct Hits was a really good book last year too, so I'd decide between those two for APUSH
  • lemons8lemons8 Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    I have REA book for APUSH and I heard that REA crash course for APUSH is good if you're studying a week before the test (although that would be a pretty bad idea...)

    I have Princeton Review for Chem and I love it so far, still thinking about whether or not getting an AP book for Eng Lit is even worth it. For someone who asked about Spanish, a friend was just telling me recently 5 Steps to a 5 is good for that.

    A quick question about the AMSCO book for APUSH: This was honestly my first choice of study book but for some reason I ended up getting REA...either way, here's my deal: I have a 99 in APUSH right now and I'm learning nothing. I honestly don't hate teachers, but this woman is a dinosaur who is a few croutons short of a salad. I know I'm going to have to study everything myself...but I already have American Pageant as a textbook...is AMSCO basically a textbook too? Would it be worth it to have that too? Anything school related my parents don't mind paying for.
  • UFOninjaUFOninja Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
    I really recommend Princeton Review. It's thorough, very explicit, and you don't fall asleep while reading it (lol, I have done that while reading some study books before). I used it for AP Psychology (got a 5) and I'm also using it for AP Lit.
  • yodeloyodelo Registered User Posts: 1,074 Senior Member
    i heard cliffs and PR are good for ap bio
  • blob793blob793 Registered User Posts: 237 Junior Member
    What about for Physics C Mech?
  • MariomarufMariomaruf Registered User Posts: 39 Junior Member
    Princeton review is good for physics but terrible for chemistry. Last may we had a slew of people saying how the princeton review was too easy and not thorough enough, and the mastery asked of by the AP Chemistry Exam was impossible to achieve using princeton review.
  • bornagainbornagain Registered User Posts: 68 Junior Member
    What books should I use for AP government, AP biology, and AP psychology?
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