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Terrible: Innacurate Test Q&A - decent information; not up to date.
I bought this book for the 2011 AP Human Geography Exam. First off, it is not up to date; the book says that a "guessing penalty" is enforced and it encourages you to answer only the questions you know for sure. This was correct, until the new 2011 Test. The 2011 AP Human Test eliminates the "guessing penalty" and it is therefore in your best interest to answer every single question, even if you have to guess.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Second, the informtion was decent. It more or less paralleled to the widely used "The Cultural Landscape" - James Rubenstein textbooks, but in a very poor manner.
Third, and in my opinion most importantly, the Practice Exam Answers and Explanations are extremely inaccurate, not so much regarding the information (at least not that I know of), but within the Princeton Review Publishing Company. If you don't get what I'm saying, here is an example:
38. Which of the following population statistics would be commonly found in newly industrialized countries (NICs)?
-According to the answer sheet, the answer was (D) - high population growth and rapid urban-to-rural migration. However, in the explanation (which is extremely long and full of irrelevant information) it states, in the last sentence: All NICs experince rapid RURAL-TO-URBAN population; much like what was being experienced during the 1980s and '90s in Mexico or presently in India.
These errors are found EVERYWHERE throughout the book and makes it an absolutely terrible study resource. Would definitely go with Barrons for future AP Exams.