<p>Is it even possible to self-study for the AP Bio exam and get a 5 without the Campbell textbook? I'm currently using Cliffs but it feels like the book lacks a lot of content and details that are possibly on the actual AP exam. I don't want to spend extra money, but I will if necessary.</p>
<p>I am currently enrolled in AP Bio, and all I can say is that we cover material for an hour and a half each day, so it's quite extensive. Self-studying this is very ambitious. Does your school not offer AP bio? Can you take biology at a local college? If you must self study it, definitely invest in a quality textbook, or you'll probably miss out on a lot of important information which will appear on the AP test.</p>
<p>It was originally supposed to be in my schedule but I had to drop the class to fit gym into my schedule. </p>
<p>I also took a glimpse at the textbook the other day and I'm honestly intimidated by the amount of things I have to memorize. A 5 seems very unlikely despite science being my best subject. And thanks for the reply. I will definitely have the buy the textbook then.</p>
<p>Personally, I was enrolled in an accelerated biology class last year seeing as my school doesn't offer AP bio. But since that class did not cover much of the AP material I was forced to do a pretty good amount of self-studying.
I only used my Princeton review book and sometimes my friend's Barron book and I scored a 5 fairly easily. Absolutely no Campbell required.</p>