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on August 14, 2012
I have reviewed this book and no other AP Preparation book compares. The book is broken down into modules for immediate learning of a concept. After each module are multiple-choice questions and an AP style essay question with a scoring rubric. After reading each module I found myself thinking, "I wishing I could have wrote that" because of the way the authors simplify the concepts without losing the rigor.
on January 31, 2015
This was never meant to be an AP book. It is a Frankenstein book, with pieces all over, so you have always be skipping chapters. I was forced to teach with this book, but really tried to avoid it when possible. The authors were paid by the word, and go on about inane topics. Some Macro topics are completely skipped, others are just poorly explained. If this book was was first taste of economics I would be scarred for life. Yes most econ books are boring, sadly enough. The only consolation I have is at the end of the year I can sell it and get some money back. This was never meant to be used as a textbook. If Krugman's name was not on it ~ nobody would have ever bought it.