Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.

Best review books for 2016-2017 AP US History and AP European History

YacobTheTerribleYacobTheTerrible Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
Hello. I have registered to take the 2016-2017 AP US history exam as well as the AP European history exam, and I was wondering which review book would be the best for studying during the school year and for the exam. Currently I am leaning towards AMSCO for Apush, however I'm not sure if the 2016 edition is suitable for the exam in May of 2017. Perhaps you could give me some insight. I was also wondering about the Barron's review book for AP European History. Will the Barron's 8th edition work for the 2017 exam?

Replies to: Best review books for 2016-2017 AP US History and AP European History

  • Elif36Elif36 Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
    For Euro I've heard good things about REA's Crash Course. For APUSH I heard that Princeton and Crash Course were good. Also, I like Barrons flash cards, but although I never tried them for these courses, so I would recommend looking those up. Good luck!
  • ZealousScholarZealousScholar Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    For Euro, the best are Barron's and Crash Course.
    For Apush, most all of the major companies make pretty good books. However, I prefer AMSCO's book for review. Make sure to pair this up with a PR or 5 steps book for semi-accurate practice tests.
  • yonceonhismouthyonceonhismouth Registered User Posts: 1,977 Senior Member
    Crash Course is the best for APUSH in my opinion- It is truly what got me a 5 on the AP this year.
    I have always loved & trusted Princeton Review for literally everything as well.
  • Suk2001Suk2001 Registered User Posts: 92 Junior Member
    I'm getting Crash course and PR but is there something in Barron's that I would be missing out on? Sorry, I'm taking AP Euro this year and am already overwhelmed by the depth and breadth of material.
  • ZealousScholarZealousScholar Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    @Suk2001 DO NOT get PR. Get Barron's + Crash Course.
  • clanculariusclancularius Registered User Posts: 140 Junior Member
    Can someone please tell me where I can find the answers to the AMSCO Ch. 1 multiple choice questions? I've tried googling it but am not sure whether it's for the 2016 edition. My test is tomorrow so I need it ASAP.
This discussion has been closed.