Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
This book got me a 5!
No kidding! This book is seriously the best out there. Trust me- I took the class and the test, and I got a five. It's very readable and actually pretty fun to read! I did some research on the author and he's a great guy- and this shows through his book! I seriously did not study beyond this book for any of the tests after I started using it- and I (am not kidding when I say that I) got 111% on about 85% of my tests in total- this figure is including the several ones beforehand- meaning that I was well above the class average- and typically thats not the case.
Trust me when I say that you do NOT need anything else than this book (regardless of what others say0- well, besides your text book. If you do what I did and you do ALL the homework in this class, than you are almost guaranteed a nice plump 5 on the test and an "A" in the class- remember how its weighted? Thats a 5.0 people!
The key features that you might want to be aware of: The end of each chapter has a very in depth, but none too long, summary. The strategies work well- especially the "bottom hour glass" ones. And... Fun to read! It really feels like the author.. his name escapes me... is speaking to you with a fun tone, rather than just a book making you sleep. Trust me here too- I know those books. Too well.
You will learn from it
Though this probably isn't the only book you'll need, whatever your teacher gives you throughout the year will fill in the missing gaps. I read this entire book and got a 5 on the exam.
This book does give a good general review of everything, your teacher should help you with the details. In some cases it will teach you some things you'll be happy to know. In general, it will organize everything you need to know and probably already have learned. This book is a must for review.
I should mention I took AP Environmental Science at the same time as Bio. These two classes overlapped very much. I used a lot of my APES info on the Bio test. For those of you not taking APES at the same time, this book does tell you the things you need to know about ecology and behavior type things. That's what's nice about this book.
This book has a lot of good features and will help you do your best on the test and in the class!
Best Study/Review Book I've Ever Used
Anyone taking the AP biology test should have this book in their possession. It was great for reviewing sections that i didnt completely grasp in class and was extremely useful in the few weeks leading up to the test in which I did much studing. If you look at the book it lays out several study options for long term studying (year-long), middle length studying(2nd semester only) or a rapid review for reviewing right up to the test. Whether you do well in you class or not, this book will definately help you on the test, covering the key points you need to know for the test.