AP Calculus Exam Prep: Princeton Review vs Barron's

In summary, Princeton Review and Barron's AP Calculus Exam Prep are both comprehensive review books for the AP Calculus exam. Princeton Review focuses on test-taking strategies and practice questions while Barron's provides in-depth explanations and examples of calculus concepts. The effectiveness of each book depends on personal learning style. Both books cover all major topics tested on the exam, but it is recommended to also refer to the College Board's official course description and practice exams. Other resources such as online courses, practice exams, tutors, and study groups can also aid in exam preparation. However, there is no guarantee of a passing score on the AP Calculus exam from using these review books alone.
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What is the best prep book (hardest) for AP calculus exam? Is it Princeton Review or Barron's? Are there better books?
 
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i recommend first learning the material, then buying a book of actual old ap tests.
 
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I've already learned the material. I'm just asking what book is the best to give sample problems that are equivalent to the questions on the exam.
 

Related to AP Calculus Exam Prep: Princeton Review vs Barron's

1. What is the difference between Princeton Review and Barron's AP Calculus Exam Prep?

Both Princeton Review and Barron's offer comprehensive review books for the AP Calculus exam. However, Princeton Review tends to focus more on test-taking strategies and practice questions, while Barron's offers more in-depth explanations and examples of calculus concepts.

2. Which review book is more effective for preparing for the AP Calculus exam?

This ultimately depends on personal learning style and preference. Some students may benefit more from Princeton Review's emphasis on practice questions, while others may find Barron's detailed explanations more helpful. It is recommended to try out both books or ask for recommendations from teachers and peers.

3. Does either review book cover all the topics tested on the AP Calculus exam?

Both Princeton Review and Barron's cover all the major topics tested on the AP Calculus exam, such as limits, derivatives, and integrals. However, it is important to note that the exam may include some additional or slightly different topics, so it is best to also refer to the College Board's official course description and practice exams.

4. Are there any other resources aside from these review books that can help with AP Calculus exam preparation?

Yes, there are many other resources available such as online review courses, practice exams, and study guides. Some students may also benefit from seeking help from a tutor or joining a study group.

5. Can these review books guarantee a passing score on the AP Calculus exam?

No review book can guarantee a specific score on the AP Calculus exam. However, using these review books as study aids and supplementing them with additional resources and practice can greatly increase the chances of success on the exam.

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