I got Princeton. Every Barron's book I've seen has been dense and superfluous. Princeton seems to be great so far.
From: us38 | #002 Neither. So long as you still have access to a traditional calculus book, that's your best bet for reviewing.
Then that would make calculus special. For every other AP class I've taken, study guides were far superior for test preparation. They teach directly to the test, whereas textbooks go over a broad range of information that you won't necessarily need for it. Of course a textbook is always going to be better for general knowledge, but the TC most likely wants something that's best suited for the test.
Here's the thing. If you only focus on passing the AP test then you'll probably wind up doing less than stellar in more advanced calculus. I knew a couple of guys who got 5's on their exams. I got a 4. All three of us were taking the same vector calculus classes and guess what happened with them? One barely passed and the other had to retake the second half of the course where integration was taught. I however had no trouble passing and did so with B's. I'm not saying that I'm all that smart at math but the AP test is not that important so that's why I would go with the one fellow's suggestion of using the actual calculus book as a study guide. It will be your best bet because its not engineered for you to pass a test, it's designed to actually teach you something which is why you're in school.
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