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Is Princeton Review Harder Than the Actual AP Exams?

I just finished a Princeton Review practice test and it was brutal. To those who have experience with both, are these practice tests usually harder than the actual AP exam? Just trying to gauge if I'm on the right track with my studying.

8 months ago

It's perfectly normal to find practice tests like those from Princeton Review challenging. Often, these materials are designed to be slightly more difficult as a way to prepare you thoroughly for the actual AP exams. This rigor ensures that if you can handle these tough questions, you'll be more comfortable when you encounter the real thing. Besides, the actual AP exams tend to have a slightly different style of question and may not be as demanding as the practice materials. As long as you're using the results from these practice exams to identify areas for improvement and refining your study strategies accordingly, you're definitely on the right track. Just remember to review the College Board’s own resources as well, because they will give you the most accurate representation of what to expect. Keep up the hard work, and don't let a tough practice test shake your confidence!

8 months ago

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