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REALLY need some advice about subject tests

Syoung2Syoung2 Registered User Posts: 348 Member
I am signed up to take Math 1, US History, and Lit this Saturday. Now (in the past week) that I have started reviewing for them, Im realizing that I'm not very well prepared. I took AP US last year and I got a 5, but after doing some practice tests, I really don't feel confident. I'm in AP Calc AB now and I am doing amazing, but both Math 1 and 2 look fairly difficult, 2 obviously more so. Looked at some questions for Lit, looks pretty hard. I think I could do OK on them, but Im also worried that I might absolutely bomb them. The way I see it, I have several options: don't take any, take just US(most confident about), or take US and Math 1, Math 2, and/or Lit. I am applying to the following schools:

Wooster
Wesleyan
Marietta
Hamilton
American
Washington and Jefferson
Lehigh
Maybe Colgate

Of these schools, only Wesleyan requires Subject Tests. The thing is, Wesleyan, although it is the "best school", isn't really where I want to go. I just don't think it's the best fit. I already sent in the app, but I don't really care if I have to withdraw it. My other stats are an UW GPA of 3.92 and an SAT of 2110. So what should I do? Would getting mediocre scores significantly hurt my chances at the other schools?
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Replies to: REALLY need some advice about subject tests

  • Syoung2Syoung2 Registered User Posts: 348 Member
    I am also worried that not taking the Subject Tests will prevent me from applying anywhere else that requires them, if I should decide to do so. Help!
  • byahnoobbyahnoob Registered User Posts: 353 Member
    SAT Subject test math 1: i think its harder than math 2 to be honest

    math 2: if you took calc it helps.... you can use limits for 1-3 questions. series (maybe 1 question), polar, ellipse, etc.

    taking ap stat helps too: std. dev, mean, quartile range, etc. but its all basic stat.

    im not sure about the other 2 but get the OFFICIAL SAT SUBJECT TEST PRACTICE BOOK
    there are real past questions on it. HELPS A LOT
  • hopingforbetterhopingforbetter Registered User Posts: 811 Member
    I think you are getting panicked. If you are even a good(not outstanding) AP student, then you will do well on the SAT Subject Tests. Don't worry. If you are worried about Math difficulty level, then take Math1. Being an AP CalcAB student, you can ace it easily.
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