AP16科目选书指南 Collegeboard 5分保证

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[size=10pt][size=22pt][font=宋体][size=10pt][size=10pt]AP[font=宋体][size=10pt]是一项浩大的工程,[/size][size=10pt]AP[/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]有风险,考试需谨慎。[/size]
[font=宋体][size=10pt]开始推荐书:[/size][/font][size=10pt]
Godsend[/size]
[font=宋体][size=10pt]表示最佳选择,每科目只推荐两本,以防太多难于选择。[/size][/font][size=10pt][/size]
[size=10pt]1. Comparative government
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[font=宋体][size=10pt]这是一门[/size][/font][size=10pt]2006[/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]年才开始的新考试[/size][/font][size=10pt][/size]
[size=10pt](1)Godsend[/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]:[/size][/font][size=10pt] Ethel Woods study guide [/size][size=10pt]
[size=12pt]http://apcomparativegov.com/ordering.html[/size][/size]

[size=10pt](2)Barron
2. U.S Gov [/size]

[size=10pt](1)Godsend:
Princeton Review [/size]

[size=10pt](2)Barron
3. Economics [/size]

[size=10pt](1)Godsend: Essentials of Economics, Gregary Menkaw [/size]
[size=10pt](2)Barrons or Princeton Review
4. Stat [/size]
[font=宋体][size=10pt]无最佳推荐[/size][/font]
[size=10pt]Barrons [/size]
[size=10pt]5. Calculus[/size]
[size=10pt](1) Godsend: Barron[/size]
[size=10pt](2)Acro or Princeton
6. AP eng Lang [/size]

[size=10pt](1)Godsend: Cliffs and essay practice[/size]
[size=10pt](2)Barron maybe too encumbering just like Barron SAT reading
7. Physics [/size]
[font=宋体][size=10pt]无最佳推荐[/size][/font][size=10pt][/size]
[size=10pt](1)Princeton Review [/size]
[size=10pt](2)Barron [/size]
[size=10pt]8. Spanish [/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]无最佳推荐[/size][/font][size=10pt] [/size]
[size=10pt](1)Princeton [/size]
[size=10pt](2)REA
9. U.S History [/size]

[size=10pt](1): Amsco
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[font=宋体][size=10pt]这家出版商最近才开始在网上买书,这个地址是这本书的主要信息,:[/size][/font][size=10pt] http://www.efastcom.com/AMSCOPUB/control/productdetails?&item_id=567656609[/size]
[size=10pt](2)REA
10. Human Geography [/size]

[size=10pt]Godsend[/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]:[/size][/font][size=10pt]Barrons
11. Chemistry [/size]
[font=宋体][size=10pt]  无最佳推荐[/size][/font][size=10pt][/size]
[size=10pt]Princeton Reviewor Barron
12. Psychology
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[font=宋体][size=10pt]这是一门号称[/size][/font][size=10pt]easy easy [/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]的考试,很简单 [/size][/font][font=宋体][size=10pt]无最佳推荐[/size][/font][size=10pt] [/size]
[size=10pt]Barron or Priceton [/size]
[size=10pt]13. European History [/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]无最佳推荐[/size][/font][size=10pt]
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[font=宋体][size=10pt]以下三门都不错[/size][/font][size=10pt][/size]
[size=10pt](1)Modern European History
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[font=宋体][size=10pt]有关这本书籍这本书的网站是:[/size][/font][size=10pt]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/007...books&v=glance[/size]
[size=10pt](2)REA [/size]
[size=10pt](3)Princeton[/size]
[size=10pt]14. Biology[/size]
[size=10pt](1)Bible[/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]:[/size][/font][size=10pt]Cliff [/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]特别推荐,准备[/size][/font][size=10pt]Bio[/size][font=宋体][size=10pt]的不二法门[/size][/font][size=10pt][/size]
[size=10pt](2)Princeton [/size][size=10pt][/size]


[/size][/font][align=left][font=宋体][size=10pt]由于帖子有10000字的字数限制,而且关于AP的内容过多,以防大家overwhelmed,这里是第一部分是我认识的一位同学在CC上面发的文章(现在在Harvard),我放在了帖子的23页(这个应该是最重要的一篇文章了),第二部分不是很重要,在16-19楼,是8位外国学生对AP书籍的讨论,大家略作参考。[/size][/font][/align][/size][/font]
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虽然不考了,但绝对要顶!
your Signature is just great, hope you can come up a better one for Obama,lol
 

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下面是外国学生对书籍的建议:
Student 1:
I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC -
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History -
French Language -
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Music Theory -
Physics B -
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Spanish Language -
Spanish Literature - none available
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
U.S. History -
World History - Princeton Review (T, E, P)

Student 2:
Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).
E - Easier than the real exam.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Arco, Barron's
Calculus BC - Arco, Princeton
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron's (O)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB - Barron's (A)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (A)
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
European History - Cliffs (E), Princeton Review (A)
French Language - Barron's, REA
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics -
Microeconomics -
Music Theory -
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics -
Psychology - Barron's (A)
Spanish Language - REA
Spanish Literature - none existing
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC -
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History - Cliffs (T, Q, E, P), Modern European Hisory (T, E, S[but in a good way. this book will get you a 5, the only bad thing is that it does lack some cultural/social issues])
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Spanish Literature - none available
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
World History - Princeton Review (T, E, P)


Best for Complementing Class

Legend:

H - Helpful in preparing for random tests throughout the year, apart from the actual exam.
N - Not strictly a review book (can be used to teach material, and not just to review it).
T - Teacher recommendation.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (H, T, P)
Calculus AB - Barron's, Arco
Calculus BC - Princeton Review, Arco
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, P)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (H, N, P)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, P)
European History - Cliffs ( H, T P), Princeton Review (H, N, T, P), Modern European History (H, N, T)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (H, T, P)
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (H, N, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (H, N, P)
Psychology - Barron's (H, N, T, P)
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (P)


What NOT to use

Legend:

N - Not enough information.
T - Too much information (extra information is good, but not to the point where you can't differentiate between the useful stuff, and the filler).
H - Hard to understand.
P - No practice questions included in the review book.
U - Unhelpful practice questions.
O - Price of book much greater than actual value.

Art History -
Biology - Barron's (T)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC - Kaplan (U, O) (just go to a bookstore and get a Calculus text)
Chemistry -
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition -
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Barron's (T)
European History - Cliffs (U [too easy]), Modern European History (T[but in a good way if you have the time to study], P)
French Language -
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States - Princeton Review (N, U)
Human Geography -
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics -
Microeconomics -
Music Theory -
Physics B -
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics -
Psychology -
Spanish Language -
Spanish Literature -
Statistics - Barron's (H, U)
U.S. History -
World History - Barron's (T,H)
 

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Student 3:
Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Acro, Barron's
Calculus BC - Acro, Princeton
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron's (O)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (A)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Physics B - Barron'
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics -
Psychology - Barron's (A)
Spanish Language - REA
Spanish Literature - none existing
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC -
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History -
French Language -
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Music Theory -
Physics B -
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Spanish Language -
Spanish Literature - none available
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
U.S. History -
World History - Princeton Review (T, E, P)


Best for Complementing Class

Legend:

H - Helpful in preparing for random tests throughout the year, apart from the actual exam.
N - Not strictly a review book (can be used to teach material, and not just to review it).
T - Teacher recommendation.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (H, T, P)
Calculus AB - Barron's, Acro
Calculus BC - Princeton Review, Acro
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition -
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, P)
European History -
French Language - Barron's, REA
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (H, T, P)
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics -
Microeconomics -
Music Theory -
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (H, N, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (H, N, P)
Psychology - Barron's (H, N, T, P)
Spanish Language -
Spanish Literature -
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (P)

What NOT to use

Legend:

N - Not enough information.
T - Too much information (extra information is good, but not to the point where you can't differentiate between the useful stuff, and the filler).
H - Hard to understand.
P - No practice questions included in the review book.
U - Unhelpful practice questions.
O - Price of book much greater than actual value.

Art History -
Biology - Barron's (T)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC - Kaplan (U, O) (just go to a bookstore and get a Calculus text)
Chemistry -
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition -
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Barron's (T)
European History -
French Language -
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States - Princeton Review (N, U)
Human Geography -
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics -
Microeconomics -
Music Theory -
Physics B -
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics -
Psychology -
Spanish Language -
Spanish Literature -
Statistics - Barron's (H, U)
U.S. History -
World History - Barron's (T,H)

Student 4:
Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).
E - Easier than the real exam.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Acro, Barron's
Calculus BC - Acro, Princeton
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron's (O)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (A)
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
European History - Cliffs (E), Princeton Review (A)
French Language - Barron's, REA
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics -
Microeconomics -
Music Theory -
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics -
Psychology - Barron's (A)
Spanish Language - REA
Spanish Literature - none existing
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC -
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB -
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History - Cliffs (T, Q, E, P), Modern European Hisory (T, E, S[but in a good way. this book will get you a 5, the only bad thing is that it does lack some cultural/social issues])
French Language -
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative -
Government and Politics: United States -
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Italian Language and Culture -
Japanese Language and Culture -
Latin Literature -
Latin: Vergil -
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Music Theory -
Physics B -
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Spanish Language -
Spanish Literature - none available
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
U.S. History -
World History - Princeton Review (T, E, P)

What NOT to use

Legend:

N - Not enough information.
T - Too much information (extra information is good, but not to the point where you can't differentiate between the useful stuff, and the filler).
H - Hard to understand.
P - No practice questions included in the review book.
U - Unhelpful practice questions.
O - Price of book much greater than actual value.
Biology - Barron's (T)
Calculus BC - Kaplan (U, O) (just go to a bookstore and get a Calculus text
Environmental Science - Barron's (T)
European History - Cliffs (U [too easy]), Modern European History (T[but in a good way if you have the time to study], P
Government and Politics: United States - Princeton Review (N, U)
Statistics - Barron's (H, U)
World History - Barron's (T,H)
 

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Student 5:
wow this thread is way too complicated
here are my courses and recommendations (all 5s btw)

Eng Lang - CliffsAP
Chem - couldn't find anything good. go with 5 steps to a 5 or kaplan i guess
Calc - PR for explanations, Barron's for problems
Econ - 5 steps to a 5
Stat - Barron's
Comp Sci - Barron's
Physics C - APADVANTAGE GREAT NEW TEST BOOK


overall:
Barron's: best problems though least accurate (way too hard)
Kaplan: overall most accurate problems, though the curves they suggest are crazy
PR: Great explanations, too easy
5 Steps to a 5: wish i had found them earlier. i think that *overall* they are the best AP book out there

Spark/Cliffs: too easy, not enough stuff. good for english i guess.

none of the other big companies are any good


Student6:

Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).
E - Easier than the real exam.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Arco, Barron's
Calculus BC - Arco, Princeton
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron's (O)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (A)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (A)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
European History - Cliffs (E), Princeton Review (A)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Latin: Vergil - Vergil's Aeneid (Pharr), Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Psychology - Barron's (A)
Spanish Language - REA
Spanish Literature - none existing
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC -
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History - Cliffs (T, Q, E, P), Modern European Hisory (T, E, S[but in a good way. this book will get you a 5, the only bad thing is that it does lack some cultural/social issues])
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Spanish Literature - none available
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
World History - Princeton Review (E, P)


Best for Complementing Class

Legend:

H - Helpful in preparing for random tests throughout the year, apart from the actual exam.
N - Not strictly a review book (can be used to teach material, and not just to review it).
T - Teacher recommendation.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (H, T, P)
Calculus AB - Barron's, Arco
Calculus BC - Princeton Review, Arco
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, P)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (H, N, P)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, P)
European History - Cliffs ( H, T P), Princeton Review (H, N, T, P), Modern European History (H, N, T)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (H, T, P)
Latin: Vergil - Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (H, N, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (H, N, P)
Psychology - Barron's (H, N, T, P)
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (P)


What NOT to use

Legend:

N - Not enough information.
T - Too much information (extra information is good, but not to the point where you can't differentiate between the useful stuff, and the filler).
H - Hard to understand.
P - No practice questions included in the review book.
U - Unhelpful practice questions.
O - Price of book much greater than actual value.

Art History -
Biology - Barron's (T)
Calculus BC - Kaplan (U, O) (just go to a bookstore and get a Calculus text)
Environmental Science - Barron's (T)
European History - Cliffs (U [too easy]), Modern European History (T[but in a good way if you have the time to study], P)
Government and Politics: United States - Princeton Review (N, U)
Statistics - Barron's (H, U)
World History - Barron's (T,H)
 

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Student 5:
wow this thread is way too complicated
here are my courses and recommendations (all 5s btw)

Eng Lang - CliffsAP
Chem - couldn't find anything good. go with 5 steps to a 5 or kaplan i guess
Calc - PR for explanations, Barron's for problems
Econ - 5 steps to a 5
Stat - Barron's
Comp Sci - Barron's
Physics C - APADVANTAGE GREAT NEW TEST BOOK


overall:
Barron's: best problems though least accurate (way too hard)
Kaplan: overall most accurate problems, though the curves they suggest are crazy
PR: Great explanations, too easy
5 Steps to a 5: wish i had found them earlier. i think that *overall* they are the best AP book out there

Spark/Cliffs: too easy, not enough stuff. good for english i guess.

none of the other big companies are any good


Student6:

Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).
E - Easier than the real exam.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Arco, Barron's
Calculus BC - Arco, Princeton
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron's (O)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (A)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (A)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
European History - Cliffs (E), Princeton Review (A)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Latin: Vergil - Vergil's Aeneid (Pharr), Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Psychology - Barron's (A)
Spanish Language - REA
Spanish Literature - none existing
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB -
Calculus BC -
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A -
Computer Science AB - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
English Literature -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History - Cliffs (T, Q, E, P), Modern European Hisory (T, E, S[but in a good way. this book will get you a 5, the only bad thing is that it does lack some cultural/social issues])
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Spanish Literature - none available
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
World History - Princeton Review (E, P)


Best for Complementing Class

Legend:

H - Helpful in preparing for random tests throughout the year, apart from the actual exam.
N - Not strictly a review book (can be used to teach material, and not just to review it).
T - Teacher recommendation.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (H, T, P)
Calculus AB - Barron's, Arco
Calculus BC - Princeton Review, Arco
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, P)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (H, N, P)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, P)
European History - Cliffs ( H, T P), Princeton Review (H, N, T, P), Modern European History (H, N, T)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (H, T, P)
Latin: Vergil - Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (H, N, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (H, N, P)
Psychology - Barron's (H, N, T, P)
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (P)


What NOT to use

Legend:

N - Not enough information.
T - Too much information (extra information is good, but not to the point where you can't differentiate between the useful stuff, and the filler).
H - Hard to understand.
P - No practice questions included in the review book.
U - Unhelpful practice questions.
O - Price of book much greater than actual value.

Art History -
Biology - Barron's (T)
Calculus BC - Kaplan (U, O) (just go to a bookstore and get a Calculus text)
Environmental Science - Barron's (T)
European History - Cliffs (U [too easy]), Modern European History (T[but in a good way if you have the time to study], P)
Government and Politics: United States - Princeton Review (N, U)
Statistics - Barron's (H, U)
World History - Barron's (T,H)
 

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Student 7:
Best Practice Tests

Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).
E - Easier than the real exam.

Art History – Barron’s
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Princeton Review (A), Barron’s (O)
Calculus BC - Princeton Review (A)
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron’s (O)
Chinese Language and Culture -
Computer Science A - Barron’s (O)
Computer Science AB – Barron’s (O)
English Language and Composition - Princeton Review (A), Cliffs
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
European History - Princeton Review (A)
French Language – Barron’s (A)
French Literature -
German Language -
Government and Politics: Comparative – AP Comparative Government and Politics: A Study Guide
Government and Politics: United States - Princeton Review (A)
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Latin: Vergil - Vergil's Aeneid (Pharr), Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (A)
Microeconomics – Princeton Review (A)
Physics B – Barron’s (O)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics – Princeton Review (A)
Psychology – Princeton Review (A)
Statistics - Princeton Review (A)
U.S. History – AMCSO, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History – Barron’s
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB – Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus BC - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P) , Barron’s (I, S, P)
Computer Science A - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
English Language and Composition - Princeton Review (I, E, P), Cliffs (I, E, P)
English Literature and Composition-
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Cliffs (T, Q, E, P), Modern European History (T, E, S)
French Language – Barron’s (I, Q, P)
Government and Politics: Comparative - Comparative Government and Politics: A Study Guide (I, Q, E, P)
Government and Politics: United States – Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Physics B – Barron’s (I, P)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P), Princeton Review (T, E, P)
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
World History - Princeton Review (T, E, P)


Best for Complementing Class

Legend:

H - Helpful in preparing for tests throughout the year, apart from the actual exam.
N - Not strictly a review book (can be used to teach material, and not just to review it).
T - Teacher recommendation.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History – Barron’s
Biology - Princeton Review (H, T, P)
Calculus AB - Barron's, Princeton Review (H, T, P), Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (N, T)
Calculus BC - Barron's, Princeton Review (H, T, P), Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (N, T)
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, P)
Computer Science A - Barron’s (H, N, T, P)
Computer Science AB – Barron’s (H, N, T, P)
English Language and Composition – Princeton Review (T, P)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, P)
European History - Princeton Review (H, N, T, P), Cliffs ( H, T, P), Modern European History (H, N, T)
French Language – Barron’s (N, T, P)
Government and Politics: Comparative - Comparative Government and Politics: A Study Guide (H, N, P)
Government and Politics: United States – Princeton Review (T, P)
Human Geography - Barron's (H, T, P)
Latin: Vergil - Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (T, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (T, P)
Physics B – Barron’s
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (H, N, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (H, N, P)
Psychology - Barron's (H, N, T, P)
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, P)
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (P)


What NOT to use

Legend:

N - Not enough information.
T - Too much information (to the point where you can't differentiate between the useful stuff and the filler).
H - Hard to understand.
P - No practice questions included in the review book.
U - Unhelpful practice questions.
O - Price of book much greater than actual value.
Biology - Barron's (T)
Calculus AB - Kaplan (U, O)
Calculus BC - Kaplan (U, O)
Environmental Science - Barron's (T)
French Language - REA
Macroeconomics – Barron’s (T, H), REA
Microeconomics – Barron’s (T, H), REA
Statistics - Barron's (H, U)
World History - Barron's (T,H)

Student 8:
Legend:

O - Overly difficult practice tests.
A - Accuracy (practice tests that are most similar to the real thing).
E - Easier than the real exam.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (A)
Calculus AB - Arco, Barron's, Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (A)
Calculus BC - Arco, Princeton
Chemistry - Princeton Review (A), Barron's (O)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (A)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (A)
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (A)
European History - Cliffs (E), Princeton Review (A)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (O)
Latin: Vergil - Vergil's Aeneid (Pharr), Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism -
Physics C: Mechanics -
Psychology - Barron's (A)
Spanish Language - REA
Spanish Literature - none existing
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (A, harder than 2008 exam)


Best for Independent Study

Legend:

I - Good for use independently (without any other materials such as textbooks).
T - Could be used independently, but an in-depth knowledge requires a textbook.
Q - Questions throughout the book that help reinforce information (practice tests do not count).
E - Easy to read.
S - A lot of superfluous information.
P - Practice tests included.

Art History -
Biology - Princeton Review (T, Q, P)
Calculus AB - Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (T, Q, E, P)
Calculus BC - Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (T, Q, E, P)
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P), Barrons (I, S, P)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
English Language and Composition - Cliffs (I, E (none really involved), P (many of these))
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, Q, E, P)
European History - Cliffs (T, Q, E, P), Modern European Hisory (T, E, S[but in a good way. this book will get you a 5, the only bad thing is that it does lack some cultural/social issues])
Human Geography - Barron's (I, Q, S, P)
Macroeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Microeconomics - Princeton Review (I, Q, E, P)
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (I, S, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (I, E, S, P)
Psychology - Barron's (T, Q, E, S, P)
Statistics - Princeton Review (T, E, P)
World History - Princeton Review (T, E, P)


Best for Complementing Class
Legend:
H - Helpful in preparing for random tests throughout the year, apart from the actual exam.
N - Not strictly a review book (can be used to teach material, and not just to review it).
T - Teacher recommendation.
P - Practice tests included.
Biology - Princeton Review (H, T, P)
Calculus AB - Barron's, Arco, Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (N, T)
Calculus BC - PR, Arco, Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam (N, T)
Chemistry - Princeton Review (T, P)
Computer Science AB - Barron's (H, N, P)
English Language and Composition -
Environmental Science - Princeton Review (T, P)
European History - Cliffs ( H, T P), Princeton Review (H, N, T, P), Modern European History (H, N, T)
French Language - Barron's, REA
Human Geography - Barron's (H, T, P)
Latin: Vergil - Loeb Classical Library, Virgil I, II (Fairclough)
Physics B - Barron's
Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism - Barron's (H, N, P)
Physics C: Mechanics - Barron's (H, N, P)
Psychology - Barron's (H, N, T, P)
Statistics - Barron's, PR
U.S. History - Amsco, REA
World History - Princeton Review (P)