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ap psychology self-studying book???

rahul03rahul03 - Posts: 23 New Member
edited August 2012 in AP Tests Preparation
I am thinking of self-studying AP Psychology. I have a book '5 steps to a 5 AP Psychology 2009-2010' Is this book good enough for self-studying and getting a 5 or 4? further, i intend to take ap psychology in 2013; so wether this edition of this book is enough or I sould buy a new edition.

thank you.

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Replies to: ap psychology self-studying book???

  • KathrynWilliamsKathrynWilliams Registered User Posts: 30 New Member
    You should also get a textbook. Just checkout out at the library.
  • TexasRangersTexasRangers Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Barron's is known for being the best for AP Psychology.
  • MandieJMandieJ Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    My friend used 5 Steps to a 5; it's not enough. Get Barron's. Also, you should probably get a textbook; David Myers' text is the most common. With Barron's + Myers, you'll be set! And if you like flash cards but don't have the time or energy to make your own, Barron's flash cards set is great as well.
    Good luck!
    --From a self-studied psych student; scored a 5 :)
  • 5am69965am6996 Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    Does self study mean you literally had no classes? My school isn't giving me any AP classes! Could self studying actually work?
  • MandieJMandieJ Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    Yes, it means I taught myself. And it works! I have four 5's and two 4's to show for my self-studying efforts.
  • 5am69965am6996 Registered User Posts: 251 Junior Member
    Whoa that's amazing, congrats! What courses did you take? I am planning on self studying AP psychology, AP chem (I'm in honors chem so I think it'll help a lot), AP bio (I'll give it a try and if it doesn't work I'll take the course in my senior year). Hoping I can do okay in them!
  • MandieJMandieJ Registered User Posts: 102 Junior Member
    I self-studied bio, world history, chem, psych, calc BC, and English lang, and this year I'm self-studying APUSH, physics C, and stats.
  • dirkslam41dirkslam41 Registered User Posts: 732 Member
    I got a 4 with barrons. Great book
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