So you’ve decided you want to go into an impacted major and now you have to prepare for the relevant subject tests! Or maybe you’re aiming for a more competitive college and want to stand out from the rest! Or maybe someone just told you it was a good idea to do subject tests (they’re right btw)
Ideally you know you’re going to take the subject test before you take the course, so you can prepare as you go.
Here are the tests available:
- Math I and Math II
- these two math tests are the only tests in which you are allowed a calculator
- Biology E/m
- This is kinda weird- you can take either E or M but the first 60 questions are the same for both, after that the questions are ecology focused or molecular biology focused. Whichever one you decide to do is up to you since colleges don’t really differentiate as far as I know
- This one has a weird true-false section: if the first statement is true you have to fill in a bubble and if the second statement is a correct explanation of the first statement you mark the second bubble; however both your bubbles need to be correct for the answer to that question to be marked as correct
- Pretty standard- my two cents are that you need to remember that you are not given any formulas and you can’t use your calculator, and the content is more aligned with AP Physics 2 instead of AP Physics 1
- collegeboard’s website says this reflects “what is commonly taught in high school”… so American literature, classics, some poetry, etc.
- US History
- World History
- Reading Languages: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Modern Hebrew, Latin
- Listening to Languages: Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German
- as far as I know these are only offered one month of a year
Ideal studying tactics: