From the perspective of an AP student:
This book is fantastic in preparing you for the exam, or for tests in an AP chemistry class. I used it for both, and it did it's job well for both. I will update with my AP score (I am more than confident that I earned a 5) later.
This book is to the point on all topics. It tells you exactly what you need to know to solve the problems and explain the concepts (the topic and test aren't all math-based, after all) on both the MC and FRQ sections of the test, and IT MAKES SENSE.
This book is perfect for learning and/or reviewing the content, and I would recommend it to someone who's already on track for a 5 who wants to review to ensure their score, or someone who is facing the threat of a 1 and needs to learn as much as possible as efficiently as possible.
It has a few practice problems at the end of (almost) each chapter (the extent of these problems depends on how much content was covered in the chapter) that are great for checking your understanding.
HOWEVER, this book does not offer enough practice problems to be sufficient alone for anyone self-studying (or anyone intent on improving their score through lots of practice rather than only reading to understand the content). STILL BUY THE BOOK; just pair it with lots of practice problems. Learnerator.com offers a great multiple choice question bank that's FREE for easy and medium questions (difficult questions cost $10 I think: you can complete some of the free questions before deciding whether or not to pay for the difficult questions) ( [...]. Also FREE, college board's apcentral website with released FRQ portions of past AP chemistry exams with grading keys and more. This is the best resource for FRQs because they are all written by the company that writes the test you will take: same difficulty and representations of different topics. Use the current test format questions ( [...] as well as old test format questions ( [...], as they are very similar. They test almost all the same content with minor exceptions (the new exam covers a little less breadth of material, so don't stress when you don't understand organic chemistry or other topics like that on the old questions).
For other paid materials and books check out the Princeton Review book; it has good explanations of the topics (a little wordier than Crash Course, but still easily understandable), and it has *lots* of good problems after each chapter and 2 full-length tests, so that's a strong contender. The D&S marketing AP chemistry book has good practice problems that reinforce the concepts well and provide thorough repetition (although you must buy in quantities of 10+ so it should only really be purchased by teachers for classes). I would not recommend the 5 steps to a 5 500 practice problems book, as it is plagued by errors. I have not seen the Sterling test prep book, but it is dedicated to questions and answers, so that may be a good bet to pair with the mostly content-dedicated Crash Course book.
Overall: BUY THIS BOOK for AP chemistry: it's the best book out there for content-learning. Just remember to pair it with some extra practice.
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0738611549
- 条形码: 9780738611549
- 商品尺寸: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
- 商品重量: 340 g
- ASIN: 0738611549
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