AP Bio and SATII Bio Tests

<p>Are they similar? Is one easier than the other? Should one take the SATII after taking AP Bio the class?</p>

<p>-AP Biology is more difficult (more detailed with more biochemical specifics)
As far as how similar they are, I cannot answer that. Grab a study guide for each test and take a look at the questions- you be the judge.</p>

<p>-I would recommend that you take AP Biology before the Biology SATII for the simple reason that Honors (or non-honors) Biology usually does not cover the amount of information that you need to know for the test. Unless of course, you self-study for the SATII with a study guide, TAKE AP Biology.</p>

<p>GOOD LUCK!</p>

<p>Hm, well take a gander at the AP biology review forum that I mad. I know, the majority of the material seems convoluted--but in all sincerity, that's biology AP material. The SAT II biology, I honestly have no idea whatsoever;it's going to be my first time taking it. What I've heard is that the SAT II biology seems to be an intermediary between average biology and AP. I mean, the same holds true for any SAT II. Generally speaking, the people who perform better on the SAT II are people who have went through AP US history. Then again, I've had friends who have purchased a Princeton Review Book, a Kaplan, a REA, etc and still do fine. The question I have for you now is: how much biology do you know now, and how much do you think you can learn in a week and a half? It's honestly up to you.</p>

<p>i have actually found that ap is somewhat is easier. on practice ap's in school from 1990 and 1994, i recieved 5's but on practice sat 2's in my barrons prep book I have gotten just below 700. maybe its barrons?</p>

<p>Ugh, I really hope that isn't the case for everyone. I mean, I'm reading an entire review book as review, though I haven't seen a single SAT II question. You scored below a 700? I thought that was a rarity? Generally speaking, the majority of the people on this site get above that score. Blah, I'm extremely flummoxed as to exactly what I should do now. I thought I'd be more prepared if I was in AP. I really hope that doesn't apply for history also.</p>

<p>ap definitly prepares you well, and by reading the entire book you should do fine just make sure not to overlook the details about some of the processes.</p>

<p>If you're prepared for the AP test, you will do well on the SAT II Biology. You should probably look through a SAT II Bio review book to check for any concepts that aren't in the AP curicullum. I remember some questions on the SAT II about insects which I knew nothing about.</p>

<p>Hm, yeah I think I may just go to a Barns and Noble one saturday and just read through it; I know, I'm frugal. So, tanman, if you don't mind me asking, how did you end up doing on the SAT II?</p>

<p>I would guess that SATII would be easier, mainly because there are no free responses. ANd to those worrying about AP vs. SAT II practice tests... I consistently get 4 or low 5 on practice AP test(from princeton review) but on a released exam (with essays) i did much better. My raw score score was a little over 91%, an extremely comfortable five on PRs scale. I think people take test books too lightly, so dont perform the best they could, whereas in real exams, or released exams, they do their absolute best.</p>

<p>SAT II is supposed to be easier.</p>

<p>SAT II: High School based level
AP: College based level</p>

<p>i think if you wanna get a feel for sat ii biology, check ou the book that's put out by college board with all those real sat iis in it. i dunno if it has examples of both E and M, but it should have at least one of those.</p>

<p>I ended up with a 780. My score report doesn't say how many I missed, but I'm guessing the questions I missed were the insect questions (it was identification on a diagram, I think) and maybe some of the ecology questions in the main section (I took the Bio-M test). </p>

<p>My preparation for the AP test was completely reading CliffsAP and taking old AP tests.</p>