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please HELP! from math 2- 800 takers!!!!

doctoribachdoctoribach Posts: 335Registered User Member
Hello guys!

i am preparing with Barrons sat math 2.No problems until i reached practice tests.material is not extra hard for me.BUT I NEED A LOT OF TIME FOR IT!

For example,i just did first practice test and i missed 22 questions..i dont know what to do.

I need a lot of time :(((

How can i ameliorate my situation?

Thanks all!
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Replies to: please HELP! from math 2- 800 takers!!!!

  • YuhikoJayYuhikoJay Posts: 531Registered User Member
    Idk what to say... why dont you take math 1 instead? Because as of now your missing almost half..
  • doctoribachdoctoribach Posts: 335Registered User Member
    because it has the worst curve and because i am not lacking the knowledge of sat math 2,but TIME,TIME kills my psychology...
  • doctoribachdoctoribach Posts: 335Registered User Member
    are you making every question with a calculator, in head or write everything?
  • xquiksilverxxquiksilverx Posts: 463Registered User Member
    Don't worry! Barron's practice tests are much, much, MUCH harder than the real thing. I've heard of people getting 680s on Barron's and then 800s on the real thing. Get the Princeton Review book and try the practice tests in there - they're much more realistic.
  • doctoribachdoctoribach Posts: 335Registered User Member
    yes,i know it, but 22 questions omitted are too much...
  • xquiksilverxxquiksilverx Posts: 463Registered User Member
    Not necessarily. The Barron's practice tests are not a good indication of how you'll do. Take a Princeton Review practice test - you may be surprised at how much higher you score.
  • OperaDadOperaDad Posts: 2,476Registered User Senior Member
    #1: Don't get stressed out. Do your best, and accept it. Getting stressed will only make you work slower.

    About all you can do is practice, practice, practice to get faster at doing the questions. If you are taking the test in March, then you don't have much time. If you are taking it in June, then you have 3 months to practice working (recognizing, organizing, and solving) problems and getting faster at doing them.
  • semaphore12semaphore12 Posts: 513Registered User Member
    Don't use a calculator unless you have to do something like 0.19593/0.2035, that makes you do the questions way faster.
  • gcf101gcf101 Posts: 2,526Super Moderator Senior Member
    SparkNotes tests are pretty close (on the easier side) to the real SAT II Math. There is a bunch of free ones on SN website.
    Barron's is an overkill.
  • ShutUpUPlay2MuchShutUpUPlay2Much Posts: 106Registered User Junior Member
    My story? Well I was in the same position as you at first. Material isn't hard. I would just miss the time and omit tons of questions. I would get around 600 on the Barrons tests.

    After that, I started to lower the time for myself. I would try to finish the test in about 45 minutes. Trust me, this is probably the main factor that got me to my score.

    After this, I would still omit many. But Barrons still prepared me well even with my omits. I went through each and every test carefully and read and understood each explanation for the problem.

    After numerous practice tests, I ultimately got an 800 on the real test, first time--with 5 hours of sleep.

    Don't be discouraged. Study wisely, take the test, and be confident.
  • hkim0713hkim0713 Posts: 299Registered User Junior Member
    Don't use Barrons. I got a 720 by taking it for an hour and fifteen minutes, but I ended up with an 800 for the real one. I used online tests from Sparknotes, Princeton Review, and McGraw Hill. I'd say use up McGraw Hill first because McGraw is the easiest. Princeton Review had good guides. For me, it helped taking it after finishing Precalculus.
  • KelownaKelowna Posts: 2,785Registered User Senior Member
    I would also say forget Barron's and take a lot of practice tests. Time yourself, but after the time is over finish every question you are able to answer.
  • doctoribachdoctoribach Posts: 335Registered User Member
    thanks all!!!!
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