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SAT Subject Test help

DisneyLoveDisneyLove 1 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3 New Member
I am finishing up my sophomore year and I just had a few questions regarding the tests, prep, etc.

1. What tests should I be taking? (I know that Math II and a Science one is pretty common and I will be taking those but other than that what is recommended.)
2. I was thinking of taking the SAT French Subject Test? (I am in French 3 right now and taking French 4 next year) Should I? Also I that the listening one is more impressive nut since it is only available in November, I need to take it this year to have the results back for college applications even though if i took it next year I would have more experience. Also should I just take the listening one or should I take the normal one too?
3. Does the year of the prep book matter? Should I wait for a test prep book to come out an edition later and delay my test taking?
4. What are the best SAT subject test books for SAT II: Math II, Biology, and French?
5. What is the difference between these two College Board practice test books?

(I found them on amazon but I can't put the link in)
College Board; Second edition (April 26, 2011)
College Board; 2nd edition edition (9 July 2012) (1600)

Thank you,
Sorry there are so many questions and it may seem confusing
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  • DisneyLoveDisneyLove 1 replies2 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Bump :)
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  • RichInPittRichInPitt 485 replies7 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 492 Member
    Those study guides look like the "Study Guide for All Subject Tests", which means it covers just a little of each test. And they're from 7-8 years ago.

    You should get "The Official SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2 Study Guide" - November 2017, "The Official SAT Subject Test in Biology Study Guide (College Board Official SAT Study Guide)" - May 2017, etc - the College Board guides for the individual subjects.

    I certainly wouldn't delay taking a test just waiting for a book to come out. College Board will only be selling one, and all of the big companies will have a latest book only a year or two old. The tests don't change much.

    Barron's seems to be very good, from the research I've done.

    My suspicion is that listening language tests are often taking by native speakers and skew the scores (though this is worse for Chinese, Korean, Hebrew, etc., not as bad for more popular French, German, etc). And November is a bad time to take the tests. Most people take them in June, at the end of the year when they studied the subject. A language is more continuous - if you're going to take it, I'd take it as late as you can and still have scores for college applications. (assuming you continue taking French)
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