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Got me a 5
July 30, 2017
I decided to self study the AP course. I read this twice and got a 5.
I also bought the flashcards but I only made it like 1/3 way through.
Other than that, the only other thing I did to prep was use its multiple choice practice tests, as well as the released exams on the collegeboard website. But be aware; the collegeboard multiple choice released exams are much easier compared to the actual AP exam. I think Barron's multiple choice tests are more accurate. I didn't get to studying the Barron's FRQs, but I did study and complete a couple from the collegboard website.
About the book:
It provided great material and almost everything you need to know for the exam. Probably only 5% of the questions on the AP exam weren't covered. The book has real life situations/exams for psychology terms, which I really enjoyed as they aid in learning. Also, there are some chapters that require great memorization. I'd make notes or my own labels so that I can go back to them and review, without having to reread the whole chapter. Many other chapters provide summary charts at the end, which I'd also write notes next to so that when I'm reviewing the charts they'd be easier for me to understand.
I know some people say Barron's is boring and a chore to read, but it actually wasn't bad and it was rather interesting.