So the AP World History Exam is about 20 days away, and it being my first exam, am getting pretty nervous. From popular recommendation, i bought two books, Cracking the APWOHI Exam and Barrons. I decided to chose Barrons and am starting to contemplate. I hear good things about barrons then about PR. I’m 20 days away from the exam, and am reading about 1-2 chapters a day in Barrons. I would like really like to get a 5. Those who took the AP Exams, what did you read, what did you like, and what did you get?
As a general rule, Barron’s is more comprehensive and the questions are more difficult, whereas PR is generally easier to cram with. Personally, I think that if you’re able to read all of the Barron’s before the test, you should. However, I haven’t taken world history myself, and I’m basing my assumptions upon generalization. Therefore my advice may be not true in your case, so take it with a grain of salt.