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Barrons AP Bio?

adababy845adababy845 Registered User Posts: 1,097 Senior Member
edited October 2011 in Sciences
its required at my school . are there any better ones or this enough?
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Replies to: Barrons AP Bio?

  • hoopser77hoopser77 Registered User Posts: 645 Member
    I haven't gotten any of the prep books yet, but I heard Barrons sucks. I heard PR and Cliffs is the way to go.
  • ChickenFriedRyceChickenFriedRyce Registered User Posts: 60 Junior Member
    I also hear that Cliffs is the best way to go. I have a handed-down copy myself and it seems very helpful thus far.
  • rutgershopefulrutgershopeful Registered User Posts: 173 Junior Member
    my school uses cliffsnotes.
    it's ok, a little too compressed. like not detailed enough.
    the font's huge and the pictures are big but there aren't many to begin w/. that's how the book is filled lol. but then again this is my first month using it.
  • jeanyyoonjeanyyoon Registered User Posts: 12 New Member
    I took AP bio last year and my teacher recommended Barron and Cliff. I think Barron is easier to understand than Cliff as it has more diagrams and more explanation-sometimes too much trivial stuffs. But I liked Cliff because while it was compressed, it only contained essential information! I had to take time to understand each sentence in Cliff..
  • UFEddyUFEddy Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    Barron's does not suck, lol. I think the material is written out nicely and well, it's a different perspective than the Cliffs. I would go with the Cliffs instead of Barron's, though, since Cliff's is a bit more detailed.
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