SAT Biology Subject TestTM
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Preparation for SAT Subject Tests begins after mock exam to evaluate areas of weakness. Focus of prep includes test-specific study skills as well as a comprehensive review of subjects the student either has not learned or has struggled to grasp. Figuring out what the course has covered relative to what the test will cover is always a major goal, and we are always happy to talk with the student’s teacher to determine what if any gaps exist.
Who should take this test?
Basic/Honors biology students: If you are getting at least a B+ in your class then you should give it a shot. Remember you have either the “E” (Ecology and Evolution) or “M” (Molecular option) available; see our blog, Prepping for the SAT Subject Test in Biology, for some help deciding which of these is best for you. It is score choice, and since most colleges are impressed with a high score on a science SAT, you really have nothing to lose! So if you are doing reasonably well (B+ or above) and your course covers a sufficient breadth of the material, you should seriously consider the SAT Subject Test in Biology.
AP® Biology students: You definitely should take the SAT Subject Test, which will be offered around the same time as you take the AP test in May. If you are worried that colleges won’t put much stock into a high score because you took the test after an AP course, don’t be. A high score will look good regardless of your coursework.
What subjects are most likely to appear?
The emphasis this will depend on whether you choose the “E” or the “M” option. But in both you are expected to know a number of core subjects, some of which are sources of confusion, including the Krebs cycle and the electron transport chain, light and dark reactions in photosynthesis, and genetics problems. There is an awful lot of material to learn on plants, but work with one of our tutors and we will give you an idea of what to emphasize.
How can we help you?
Despite it’s reputation as strictly a memorization course, lots of themes occur wherein one can more readily remember discrete facts. For example, when viewed within context of the secretory pathway, the individual structures involved (rough ER, Golgi, phospholipid bilayers etc.) become easier to keep track of. Working with a high school teacher who teaches this course and knows it inside and out, you get to see the big picture ideas that will provide a framework to organize the smaller details.
This blog might help: “Prepping for the SAT Subject Test in Biology“
Dates of Upcoming SAT Subject Tests for 2018/19 Academic Year:
October 6, 2018
November 3, 2018
December 1, 2018
May 4, 2019
June 1, 2019
August 24, 2019
Go here to register for the SAT Subject Test in Biology
Dates of 2019 AP Tests: May 6 – 17, depending on subject.
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