AP vs SAT World History & Prep Book

<p>Hi, I'm a Sophomore taking AP World History. I know for sure that I'll be taking SAT Subject Tests for Biology and Math IIC this May/June, but I'm not so sure about World History (I'm taking the AP test though).</p>

<p>How different are the SAT and AP World History tests? Which one (MC only) is more difficult?</p>

<p>And lastly, which prep book would be best for SAT World? Currently, I have Princeton Review AP World History, Earth and Its Peoples (textbook), and Collegeboard's official guide for SAT Subject Tests.</p>

<p>Thanks in advance!</p>

<p>I have this exact question. I’m also taking Bio, Math II and World subject tests. </p>

<p>For me, I’m using the Barron’s SAT Book (basically like a textbook; very in-depth), and the Princeton Review AP Book. It’s going well so far. I’d really like to have more practice tests though. I haven’t heard great things about the World History subject test.</p>

<p>Do you think that Barron’s SAT is a good complement to the Princeton Review AP, or does it have too much extraneous information??</p>

<p>My main question is: If I have the Princeton Review AP book, should I get: Princeton SAT, Barron’s SAT, or just use the PR AP book for SAT?</p>

<p>Barron’s SAT definitely has some extraneous info. I mean, each chapter, say about Classical Rome, is like 10 pages. I just prefer this because I don’t think I’m on such solid ground from my AP World class. While it covers too much stuff, you at least know youre not getting shortchanged and it’s pretty obvious which stuff you can afford to skip. I happen to think Princeton review AP is good but a bit too brief, that’s why I think it’s a good supplement to Barron’s sat.</p>

<p>Basically if you are unconfident about world history and are willing to put in some time reading, Barron’s is worth it. I Just think its a bit risky to just use Princeton AP.</p>