About the ads

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Best Review Book for AP Chemistry

Discussion in 'Exam HQ' started by AntiHouseMD, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors and sponsors. Thank you.
  1. AntiHouseMD

    AntiHouseMD

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    924
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    hSDN Alumni

    SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads)
    Hey guys. For anyone who has taken AP Chemistry before, what was the best review book you used? Princeton Review, 5 Steps to a Five, etc? Also, if you have any tips for AP Chemistry, feel free to share.
  2. I'm No Superman

    I'm No Superman MS-Paint

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Messages:
    1,736
    Location:
    Ann Arbor
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    hSDN Alumni SDN 2+ Year Member
    Haven't taken it yet, but I bought AP Chemistry for Dummies (it was $4 and I wanted free shipping :)). Doesn't look to bad but there's probably a much better one out there. But yeah, I'd like to know as well.
  3. Eponine94

    Eponine94

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    10
    Location:
    Purgatory
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    hSDN Member
    I took AP Chem this year, and the Princeton Review book was fantastic. Very helpful discussion of the main topics, though the reaction section was lacking in examples for me to do... That was one of the hardest parts for me, but my study buddy and I just came up with some fantastic mnemonic devices to remember all the colors and solubility rules.

    Make sure you do all of the practice problems and tests, but I wouldn't do too much way before the test. The best aspect of the book was the ease of revision. It wouldn't be very good to learn from!
  4. Doxorubicin

    Doxorubicin Roll Tide!

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2009
    Messages:
    173
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    hSDN Alumni SDN 2+ Year Member
    I've heard plenty of good things from AP Chem students regarding Barron's. I used it for biology and really felt like it was a good review.
  5. ChemKid17

    ChemKid17

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    I am taking AP Chem this year. I found this new book "Surviving Chemistry AP Exam One Day at a Time" at e3chemistry. It's probably one of the best book out there for practicing and reviewing for the AP exam. Great book.
  6. Merely

    Merely

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2012
    Messages:
    46
    hSDN Member
    Princeton Review is great!
  7. pkteen

    pkteen Gap Year!

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    78
    Location:
    Lahore, Pakistan
    Status:
    Non-Student
    hSDN Alumni
    definitely +1
  8. Umyo

    Umyo

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2013
    Messages:
    164
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    hSDN Member
    I used Princeton! Worked like a charm and was able to get a 5!

Share This Page


About the ads