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Reviews of AP Review Books for United States History, English Language, and Psychology

Hey everyone! This post contains reviews of all the AP review books I used this year. I used three for AP United States History, one for AP English Language and Composition, and one for AP Psychology. I scored 5’s on all of my exams. I hope this is helpful!

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Rating: 3/5 stars.

Not a bad review book, but not one that you should use alone. It offers test-taking tips, practice essay prompts, and multiple-choice questions, but no real review of the material that will be on the AP exam. If you have a great and solid grasp of AP United States History and solely need to practice, I recommend this book. If you need more than that, I would recommend using REA or Princeton Review or AMSCO as well.

The best part of this book, in my opinion, were the two practice tests. I took both of them and annotated every question I answered incorrectly. This helped me majorly in the long run, as the questions that appeared in this book were of a similar difficulty to those that showed up on the actual exam.

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Watch What You Say… And What You Post

A few weeks ago in AP Psychology my class and I were discussing human sexuality, and specifically, the fraternal birth order effect. It was an interesting and intellectual discussion, and one of the better ones we had had, until someone said:

“Oh my gosh, I have three younger brothers. One of them could be gay. That’s so depressing.”

Immediately I thought to myself,” Why is that depressing, huh? Just because one of your brothers has a slightly higher chance of being homosexual? Does that mean you would stop loving him? That’s so shallow, my goodness…”

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