AP World/European History

<p>OK, here's the deal. I have to take both World/European History AP Exam this year and I frankly haven't got the time to read thick hardcover textbooks 1700+pages long. Any ideas on how I should crack this problem? Anyone who got a five? Any review book recommendations? Not Barrons, Princeton, or Kaplan...</p>

<p>My friends say that 'Modern European History' is excellent, but I'm not sure if that's enough to help me get a five on the AP. Some say that the Barrons Easy Way series are OK but...</p>

<p>Any feedbacks will be most heartily welcomed</p>


<p>Thanks in advance</p>

<p>I bought REA and ARCO to prep for Euro History and REA and Barron's for World History. I bought them strictly based off online reviews on various internet sources and as far as I can see, they are definitely worth looking at.</p>

<p>Princeton Review is fine for a 5 if you read the book, but if not I'd go w/ REA.</p>

<p>If you know REA inside & out you will get a 5, even if you didn't take the class. But it will def. be tough.</p>

<p>Modern European History. Handsdown.
Haha i am only halfway through with only two weeks to go. But still, I am pretty confident about it, thanks to that book.</p>

<p>Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it. Any ideas to crack down World History?</p>

<p>Go for Princeton Review or Kaplan on World History. They're both really good. I like Princeton Review's style a little better, but Kaplan has some cool charts and diagrams in their book. Either or both should suffice for preparation if you REALLY study them.</p>

<p>I took World History freshman year (got a 5)...and I self-studied Barron's. They have a really thorough review (I hated going through all the pages, but it was worth it!) that will probably guarantee you a 5 if you read through it all. That's the best guide - Barron's is also usually harder than the actual test, and I prefer to study a harder test, and have the AP be a breeze. </p>

<p>PR I bought last year for European History and it was virtually worthless. Almost none of the stuff I studied there was on the actual test, and I really think it doesn't cover the necessary concepts for the test. I just relied on my knowledge from World History (Barron's) and over the year and still got a 5. </p>

<p>So I'd def. reccomend Barron's for World History...and that will even supplement your material for European History. Good luck!</p>