|By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:30 pm: Edit|
The company is called Research and Education Association.
Have you used/heard of it before?
|By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:34 pm: Edit|
Ugh... REA ........ their AP Computer Science book doesn't even use the AP classes.... their only good book I heard was for AP US History. Their other books are really, REALLY bad.
|By Soulofheaven8 (Soulofheaven8) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 02:48 pm: Edit|
As Fairyofwind said, I found their APUSH book quite useful. The only drawback being that it contains perhaps a little too much facts.
|By Apg (Apg) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 03:36 pm: Edit|
You can take their practice tests with a grain of salt.
|By Billiam2 (Billiam2) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 05:55 pm: Edit|
their multiple choice for history books are good.
Also, their algebra II book was really good too.
Physics was weak though, and i dont know of others
|By Jason817 (Jason817) on Thursday, August 14, 2003 - 06:25 pm: Edit|
REA's for AP US History didn't help me.
|By Bft (Bft) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 01:10 am: Edit|
REA AP United States is good to follow with during your class. When you are focusing on one chapter at a time you are allowed to concentratre on the minute details, so that is good.
The book is not good for those final weeks or last few months in preparation for the actual exam because you need to see a lot of the big picture and trends of eras to get through the questions. REA makes that hard because of the way it is organized and it's immense amount of detail.
No other REA book I have seen were good other than AP European History, AP US and AP Spanish
|By Bluebaron1616 (Bluebaron1616) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 10:20 am: Edit|
I didn't mean APs, just SAT IIs
|By Aoe2guy (Aoe2guy) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 12:02 pm: Edit|
REA for History: Good
REA for science: bad (horrible practice tests and sometimes too much detail in the wrong areas)
|By Fairyofwind (Fairyofwind) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 12:21 pm: Edit|
The REA Sat II writing book actually isn't that bad. It champions some arcane rules, such as not ending a sentence with a preposition, and some now widespread split infinitives (to completely understand). In addition, there are some errors inherent in every test prep book that need editing, such as saying "the rate of speed" is standard english... but otherwise, it's actually not bad preparation for the SAT II Writing and has quite a few practice tests. I've also used the biology REA one, which was... full of unnecessary information and as AOE2GUY said, detail in the wrong areas. Barron's for biology is too easy (most because it is largely relevant to the General Biology test, which has since been removed)--Kaplan's is pretty good for sciences in general. REA is good as a supplement for overpreparation when you finish Kaplan's for biology.
|By Number9 (Number9) on Friday, August 15, 2003 - 09:27 pm: Edit|
Ive heard good things about their AP Euro Hist.
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