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SAT II: Physics

mbomb99mbomb99 Registered User Posts: 117 Junior Member
I am studying for my physics test for this weekend and I've been doing the PR book and I've been getting a 680. I've only taken physics C mechanics but I've learn physics B on my own. I was wondering the the PR test just made really hard because i'm having a difficult time with it. How accurate is PR on Physics? Also which would you say has better practice test. Kaplan or Barrons?
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Replies to: SAT II: Physics

  • AccCreateAccCreate Registered User Posts: 239 Junior Member
    SAT Physics is mostly taken by students who are longing to take engineering in top ranked colleges such as MIT. Due to this, the SAT Physics is one of the most difficult subject tests to master.
    Fortunately, due to this, there is a VERY lenient grading system in the SAT Physics.
    With that taken care of, because Physics is such a broad topic, the type of questions that come out in the SAT Physics is very random.

    Sometimes the princeton book will be harder, sometimes it will be easier.
    From what I have noticed, there are some questions on the SAT Physics test that were just made for students to get a question wrong. (For one of my questions I had a couple months ago, I had a question comparing different kind of "bugs" and something about their energy. I had absolutely no idea what any of the 4 "bugs" were. I am retaking SAT Physics with 760 and I can tell you, it is a VERY random test. With that taken care of, if you know optics and kinematics, you will easily get at least a 730.)
  • Fizza777Fizza777 Registered User Posts: 84 Junior Member
    Between barrons and pr, pr is definitely the better choice. I've heard the practice tests are easy than the real thing, but the topics are explained thoroughly and its got all the content you need to know about the test. As for barrons, its got all the irrelevant topics explained which is nothing but a waste of time.
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