Instead of relying on recommendations of your friends or teachers listen to the recommendations of:
With an absurd total amount of AP exam experience and thousands of total hours spent on finding the best and most effective AP books, you can be sure that our picks are right for you.
We started Exam Genius because so many of our students came up to us and asked if a certain AP prep book they found online is good for the exam.
Most of the time, the answer was a definitive no.
They got their recommendations from random sites that had no idea if a book was actually good or not.
We would like to put a stop to that.
We want to provide honest recommendations that will actually help you get the score you're aiming for (which is usually a 4 or a 5).
Since the format and content of some tests changes every single year, we have to keep track of what the changes are, and what new- or old- books are good, and which ones should be avoided.
We don't just want to be a "book recommendation" site.
We also want to help you understand the exam and beat it without paying thousands of dollars for expensive tutors.
That's why for every exam we'll give you a quick summary of:
We might add more content to each section later, but for now that's all we will include.
We have AP exam experience ourselves, but we don't teach every subject out there so we did the following to figure out what the best books are:
We've already told you that this site encompasses the information that comes from nearly 200 AP teachers and 3 AP exam graders.
However, not all 200 teachers run the site.
We're a small team of 3 high-school teachers, 2 student interns, and 1 tech/advertising guy to help us get the site out there and help more people.
We're a small team with a big task, and we're proud of it.
We aim to bring you honest and effective information about the best study materials for all AP exams.
If you feel that the books you got using our recommendations weren't as good as you expected, please contact us as we'd like to see how else we can help you and what went wrong.
However, please only do this once you actually know your exam scores.
Way too often we have students panicking after the exam because they think they failed, but once the scores come in, they actually got a 4 or a 5.
Please don't be that person. 🙂
We already get a ton of emails every day..