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AP prep books

LostindirectionLostindirection Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
edited August 2010 in AP Tests Preparation
Okay I am going to be taking four AP classes this upcoming school year. I would like to know what AP prep books would be the most useful for the classes I will be taking, and whether or not it will be necessary.

I'm taking:
AP Bio
AP Lang
AP Psych
AP U.S

I was thinking of buying these prep books online.
APUSH - crash course Amazon.com: AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA: The Test Prep AP Teachers Recommend) (9780738608136): Larry Krieger: Books

AP LANG - I have no clue which one would be good or if I even need one.

AP Bio - Cliff notes/Princeton Review/Barrons Amazon.com: CliffsAP Biology (Cliffs Ap Biology) (9780470097649): Phillip E. Pack Ph.D.: Books

AP Pysch - Barrons Amazon.com: Barron's AP Psychology with CD-ROM (9780764195259): Robert McEntarffer, Allyson J. Weseley Ed.D.: Books

If you recommend any other brands, please tell me about it. I'm open to suggestions.
Also, I have provided a link to the ones I am leaning towards on buying. I'm not too sure if they are the latest ones though. So if I were to buy the ones I have provided a link for, would those be suitable? Thank you! :)
Post edited by Lostindirection on

Replies to: AP prep books

  • Ronaldofan94Ronaldofan94 Registered User Posts: 410 Member
    There is also a link for the Barron's AP Psychology study guide without a CD-rom included, if you'd prefer saving $10.

    Amazon.com: Barron's AP Psychology (9780764140532): Robert McEntarffer, Allyson J. Weseley Ed.D.: Books
  • mccormickt12mccormickt12 Registered User Posts: 504 Member
    bio get barrons
    apush- get like any two and actually use them during the year, read them along with your chapter
  • elbeeenelbeeen Registered User Posts: 1,222 Senior Member
    I recommend barrons for bio and kaplan for APUSH. And like mccormick said, use it often throughout the year !
  • LostindirectionLostindirection Registered User Posts: 18 New Member
    Oh okay, thank you.
    So I have looked through the entire "Consolidated book suggestions for AP" thread
    and I realized for APUSH many recommended AMSCO.
    I want to know if there was something besides REA, crash course and AMSCO that is also pretty good. Like how about 5 steps or Barrons?
    I'm not much for a detailed person, I just prefer the facts given to me straightforward.
    I used PR for APWH and I must say, it didn't work out for me.
    It had too much information and I couldn't absorb all the information in time.

    I think I will be checking out these:
    AP Bio - Barron's (cliffs is on a website already, the entire thing! which is great!)
    AP USH - 5 Steps/Barrons (?)
    AP Pysch - Barrons
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