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Math SAT Level 1 VS Math SAT Level 2

Eraserhead123Eraserhead123 Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
I did atrociously on the Math SAT Level 2 and think that even if I take it again I won't do THAT much better, but I have a feeling I could do very well on the Math SAT level 1. Given that the colleges already see my horrible SAT Math Level 2 score, would they disregard it if I did well on the Math Level 1 or do I need to take Math Level 2 again to make up for it?
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Replies to: Math SAT Level 1 VS Math SAT Level 2

  • Eraserhead123Eraserhead123 Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    I desperately need a response soon - so if anyone can offer me an answer. Please do. Thanks.
  • ppierce34ppierce34 Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
    If your math Level 2 is that bad then do take the level. Most colleges accept either. If you can take both.
  • ppierce34ppierce34 Posts: 87Registered User Junior Member
    I don't know if they will disregard it, but it doesn't hurt to take the Level 1 and get a god score
  • Eraserhead123Eraserhead123 Posts: 39Registered User Junior Member
    I guess my question is -- what is better?

    Having a 540 SAT Math I! C and a >700 Math I C

    or

    taking over the SAT Math II C and getting probably around a 650
  • tradertrader Posts: 483Registered User Member
    650 still isnt that great for competitive schools. i suggest you really study your ass off for that math 2 if you take it...make sure you are confident with the material because if you mess up the sat math iic that wont look good at all
  • parikhsparikhs Posts: 1,607Registered User Senior Member
    I'm in same situation...deciding on 1c or 2c...from today's practice exams...1c score - 760 .. 2c score - 680 - which one should I take? I'm more confident w/ 1c..2c I struggled with and left a lot blank.
  • paunglepaungle Posts: 162Registered User Junior Member
    Is 720 on Math 2 okay?
  • kchenkchen Posts: 4,236Registered User Senior Member
    what test prep materials do you recommend to study for IIC?
  • amlariulamlariul Posts: 145Registered User Junior Member
    paungle: 720 is fine. anything above 700 is pretty good.

    kchen: i would recommend barron's...it's more challenging than the exam itself and might drive you crazy, but hey, it gave me an 800. :) if math is your weak point though you might not want barron's...it could stress you out too much.
  • kchenkchen Posts: 4,236Registered User Senior Member
    amlariul: thanks. i just bought the barron's book. math isn`t my weak point (more like english), but i know i can still improve. thanks again =)
  • paunglepaungle Posts: 162Registered User Junior Member
    Oh amlariul, your reply is very nice indeed; much more so than many I see on here, and I certainly do hope you're right!
    Congrats on the 800 btw! =)
  • amlariulamlariul Posts: 145Registered User Junior Member
    muchas gracias. ^^v yea i hate the people who post flames. i mean hellooo...i think we're all kinda stressed out right now...don't need to make it worse for some poor panicky guy with a derogatory comment...
  • lixuelailixuelai Posts: 555Registered User Member
    If you know Precalc you should have no problem with the Math IIC. It is much more lenient than the IC. I bought the PR book and looked it over. Thought it was pretty simple stuff so just didnt bother studying and still did pretty well.

    btw I dislike the Barrons book. Use that if you are over obsessive and wants to over prepare. Some of the math in there was pretty difficult compared to the actual ones.
  • elmyelmy Posts: 136Registered User Junior Member
    I feel like an idiot......i took physics, math level 2 and level 1......how nerdy can i get.....attempted to take world history but chickened out.....what else can i take?
  • laxmuleylaxmuley Posts: 23Registered User New Member
    What's better to report? I score well on Math I and Math II and got the same score. Is it better to report the higher percentile Math I or the more challenging Math II, if I need to pick one to put on the application.
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