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How to study for AP Macroeconomics?

cakestudiescakestudies Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
So I recently decided to self-study for the AP Macroeconomics exam this May. However, today, I received the Princeton Review book I ordered in order to help me study, and to my amazement, it was only about 200 pages long. Out of these 200 pages, only 90 of them were for macroeconomics. I was just wondering if I could still use the 90 or so pages in this book to get a 5 on the AP exam, or if there were any other review books that really helps to study for Macro, but clearly divides Macro and Micro because I only wish to self-study one.

Thanks :D
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Replies to: How to study for AP Macroeconomics?

  • krammmkrammm Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I'll be self studying macro and micro economics. The PR review book is supposed to cover enough material to earn a 5, and i will be using only that book for both econ tests. good luck!
  • MarinebioSaxMarinebioSax - Posts: 2,854 Member
    From what I hear, PR is all you need.
    Good luck though!
  • ftwpkerftwpker Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    Ya PR is good but so is 5 steps to a 5 if u want another review book. If you don't understand the graphs in the review, check out videos on youtube of ppl explaining the concepts
  • ChickenOnRiceChickenOnRice Registered User Posts: 470 Member
    so to my understanding if i can literally store all that info into my head in one to 2 months i can possibly land a 5 on both exams? cause that is what i plan on doing lol(cramming it up)
  • ACTIsForMeACTIsForMe Registered User Posts: 71 Junior Member
    ^If you're the average CC kid, probably.
  • RaRuggedRaRugged Registered User Posts: 82 Junior Member
    I personally have both the Princeton Review copy as well as the Barron's copy.

    Take my word for it; go Barron's for this one.


    1) Barron is much more structured, informative, and insightful.
    2) Barron contains more checkup practice problems on the way.
    3) Princeton Review somewhat skims over the more fundamental elementary concepts.

    However, if I assume correctly, and the sole purpose of you taking the AP exam is to add one more 5 to your belt, then I suppose PR will do the "trick", if you will.

    I highly not recommend students self-study AP courses just to prove to college admissions they've done it, if they do not like the subject in the first place. You are taking time out of your daily itinerary to take this. At least enjoy it.

    Remarkably, AP Macro/Microeconomics is not only incredibly applicable to real life (easy enough as it may be in comparison with more collegial approaches), it is also fun.

  • LikingmathLikingmath Registered User Posts: 10 New Member
    Hey guys! If we're using the 5 steps to a 5, which chapters should we concentrate on for Macroeconomics? It doesn't divide it into specific sections as it does for AP Physics B and C...
  • TenebrousNightTenebrousNight Registered User Posts: 228 Junior Member
    Chapters 5-11: Microeconomics
    Chapters 12-17: Macroeconomics
  • ibfailureibfailure - Posts: 192 Junior Member
    Does 5 Steps To A 5 confused anybody else? I'm considering getting a Barron's, unless someone's has had experience in getting a 5 with JUST using 5 steps.
  • mylifeisgone195mylifeisgone195 Registered User Posts: 166 Junior Member
    is barron's good? and is a textbook needed? i'm self studying macro.
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