More and more universities are requiring the SAT Subject Tests as part of your university application.
What are the SAT Subject Tests? They are subject specific 1 hour exams designed to test your knowledge of a subject. Although they are called SAT tests, they don't really have that much in common with the SAT from a test perspective. These tests actually measure what you have learned in school in the subject. If a university you are applying to requires subject tests (usually they ask for 2), be sure to plan ahead. The SAT Subject Tests are offered at the same time as the SAT and you can't take them both on the same day. Here's everything you need to know about the 2018-2019 SAT Subject Test dates in Dubai to get your calendar together.
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2015-2016 Test Dates for SAT and SAT Subject TestsA few months ago, we shared our complete methodology for how to prepare for the SAT Subject Test Chemistry. Now, we've decided to do the same for a test many more people take: the SAT Subject Test Math Level IIC. If some of your chosen universities require you to take this exam and you're not sure what it is, check out this post that explains the SAT Subject Tests. The Math IIC is NOT the same test as the Math IC! The content is not the same and the tests are not interchangeable. Math IIC contains more advanced topics not tested on Math IC. However, since the SAT Subject Tests are supposed to test you on concepts you actually learned in school, you will have seen many of the topics covered before. Math IIC is most often required for future math, science, or engineering majors. Additional Topics Covered on the SAT Math IIC We have written this guide and the notes assuming you have ALREADY prepared for and taken the SAT. Therefore, the notes do not cover topics in detail that are really important on the general SAT. The following topics are NOT on the general SAT:
Here's how we get students started and, if you're prepping on your own, we recommend you go about your preparation: YOUR STRATEGY NOTES Download our complete strategy notes for your SAT Subject Math Level IIC Test prep as a PDF file.
Almost everything is taken from the Sparknotes SAT Math Level 2 Guide. Here's how to use these: 1. Print the PDF or use the PDF editor on your tablet to take digital notes on the notes. 2. Read a chapter of the book and follow along in the notes. 3. Try to do the examples in the notes without using the Sparknotes book. You can use your calculator. 4. Check yourself with the Sparknotes book. 5. Complete the review exercises at the end of the Sparknotes chapter. Time yourself giving 1 minute per question (e.g., if there are 10 questions, you get 10 minutes). At the end of the time, mark where you stopped and keep working. Be faster next time. On the actual test, you have 60 minutes to complete 50 questions. 6. As you review at the beginning of your next session, review only the powerpoint (PDF) notes. PRACTICE TESTS Take a diagnostic test BEFORE you start preparing. This score is your baseline score and let's you know what you would get if you took the SAT Subject Math IIC now. You'll need to write down and try to improve upon this score. You MUST take practice tests if you intend to score over a 600 (this is a good score on the subject tests), so you'll need supplemental material. We recommend you use the Kaplan SAT Subject Test Math Level 2 book. It's also a great resource if you need more help on a certain subject. You can buy the Kaplan book at Book World by Kinokuniya in Dubai Mall. If the book isn't available, you can buy the Barron's SAT Subject Test Math Level 2 instead. YOUR STUDY SCHEDULE Since you probably have a lot of school work, we recommend you reserve one day a week to study for the SAT Subject Math IIC. Each session will take about 3 hours (practice tests only require 1 hour). Here's the schedule to prepare over 7 weeks. If you have less time, you'll have to do 2 days a week. Week 1: Math IIC Fundamentals and Algebra (There are no strategy notes for the fundamentals because much of this information was included in your SAT prep. You should fly through these first 2 chapters.) Week 2: Plane Geometry and Solid Geometry Week 3: Coordinate Geometry; Practice Test #1 Week 4: Trigonometry; Practice Test #2 Week 5: Functions; Do the official College Board questions of pgs. 17-19 of this booklet Week 6: Statistics and Miscellaneous Math; Practice Test #3 Week 7: Review notes; Practice Test #4 OUR EXPERT ADVICE
That's everything you need! If you like what we've provided and find it helpful, please leave us a comment below. We've had a number of students preparing for the SAT Subject Test Chemistry recently and thought we would share our complete methodology for how to prepare for this grueling exam. If some of your chosen universities require you to take this exam and you're not sure what it is, check out this post that explain the SAT Subject Tests.
For most of our students, we have to offer a 30 hour course (that's a lot of prep for an hour long exam!) for them to sufficiently master the subject matter. In order to reduce the amount of one-on-one instruction you need, you'll have to start the prep on your own and reserve hours with your tutor for questions. Here's how we get students started and, if you're prepping on your own, we recommend you go about your preparation: YOUR STRATEGY NOTES Download our complete strategy notes for your SAT Subject Chemistry Test prep as a PDF file. Print this periodic table as well (you should have it out as you study and work questions).
Everything is taken from the Sparknotes Chemistry Guide. Here's how to use these: 1. Print the powerpoint or use the PDF editor on your tablet to take digital notes on the notes. 2. Read a chapter of the book and follow along in the notes. 3. Try to do the examples in the notes without using the Sparknotes book. 4. Check yourself with the Sparknotes book. 5. Complete the review exercises at the end of the Sparknotes chapter. Time yourself giving 1 minute per question (e.g., if there are 10 questions, you get 10 minutes). At the end of the time, mark where you stopped and keep working. Be faster next time. 6. As you review at the beginning of your next session, review only the powerpoint notes. PRACTICE TESTS You MUST take practice tests if you intend to score over a 600 (this is a good score on the subject tests), so you'll need supplemental material. We recommend you use the Kaplan SAT Subject Test Chemistry book. It's also a great resource if you need more help on a certain subject. You can buy the Kaplan book at Book World by Kinokuniya in Dubai Mall. If the book isn't available, you can buy the Barron's SAT Subject Test Chemistry instead. Take a diagnostic test BEFORE you start preparing. This score is your baseline score and let's you know what you would get if you took the SAT Subject Chemistry Test now. You'll need to write down and try to improve upon this score. YOUR STUDY SCHEDULE Since you probably have a lot of school work, we recommend you reserve one day a week to study for the SAT Subject Chemistry Test. Each session will take about 4 hours (practice tests only require 1 hour). Here's the schedule to prepare over 8 weeks. If you have less time, you'll have to do 2 days a week. Week 1: Chemistry Basics (this represents chapters 1, 2, 3, 12, and 13 from the Sparknotes) Week 2: The Structure of Matter Week 3: The States of Matter Week 4: Reaction Types; Practice Test #1 Week 5: Stoichiometry and Equilibrium and Reaction Rates Week 6: Thermodynamics and Descriptive Chemistry; Practice Test #2 Week 7: Laboratory and Review (there are no strategy notes for this topic, review from Sparknotes); Practice Test #3 Week 8: Review notes; Practice Test #4 OUR EXPERT ADVICE
That's everything you need! If you like what we've provided and find it helpful, please leave us a comment below. Even if you start your prep on your own, you will have questions and we can help! Learn more about what we can offer. Call us at 04 449 7318 or email eden@apply-me.com to score over 600 on your SAT Subject Chemistry Test. Find the 2015-2016 SAT Test Dates |