Confused! Need Help Regarding December test score result!

<p>Well i just checked my test scores today and am greatly disappointed. I got:
Chemistry - 680
Physics - 600
Maths IIC - 570 </p>

<p>I got a total of 1850. =(
I studied for a whole month from Princeton review and Spark notes and don't even know how i got these scores. I guess i shouldn't have appeared for all of them in one day. I'm quite surprised on Physics, In my practice tests i got 710 in 2 Tests from Princeton Review, 700 on 2 tests from Spark Notes and 710 again on College board official test book. I thought i was gonna score easily a 700 in Physics but look where i am right now. </p>

<p>Anyways i cannot change what has happened now and need to move on. I'll be reappearing on Jan 28th again. I'll definitely be appearing for Physics and Maths IIC but i'm confused about Chemistry. I'm thinking of letting it go and should concentrate on Physics and Maths and should aim for a score of 700 or above in both of them. Should i do that or should i reappear in Chemistry aswell? </p>

<p>Now about the books, I don't think i should study from Princeton review again and should get barrons instead. Although i'll continue with sparknotes as a side guideline with barrons. But i need you guys to tell me how should i utilize my whole month? I need point to point guideline from where to start and how many practice tests should i do. </p>

<p>I really need to score big this time.</p>

<p>Do as many practice tests as you can get your hands on. For math II, I bought just about every reputed review book out there (princeton review, kaplan, collegeboard, barron's, sparknotes, and even mcgraw hill). Take practice tests, go over them, and write down formulas/notes that might appear on the test. </p>

<p>Since you are in such a crunch, it might be better just to focus on Math and Physics. I think that is plenty to do. If you do all three again, you might see minimal gains in each. Then again, what kind of schools are you applying to? Usually it takes much more than a month to get good at these subjects (not including US history, which I aced in a month). </p>

<p>You have a great attitude. Just work hard and smart every day until the next test.</p>

<p>So i shouldn't go through the chapters again and just start with the practice tests?
Wow that's a long list of books, Will try doing as many as i can.
I am an international student so not applying the any schools outside my country. And in my country the schools ask for SAT II scores in late June. </p>

<p>Any other words of advice? For Physics?</p>

<p>No reason to add up the scores, as they are not equivalent.</p>

<p>Have you actually taken the courses associated with these exams?</p>

<p>I never took Physics, but I generally would get two top reputed books and exhaust those. Some physics-types can help you as to what books those are. But if you used that one book and got a 600, then get another one...Or if you didn't study it hard enough, study it harder and then get another one book. Generally one book won't do the trick in most cases unless you have a solid foundation at school.</p>

<p>For math level II, starting at a 570, I would encourage you to get Kaplan and Princeton Review first and collegeboard's two practice tests if possible. You should start going through the Kaplan and Princeton content sections before the practice tests since clearly there is a knowledge gap. Barrons, if you get it, should be your last book since it is the most difficult (although it does help once you have a solid foundation). </p>

<p>Good luck! If you need help with anything else math II, just let me know.</p>

<p>Time to switch threads. Not appearing for the SAT II right now. Will appear for it in May. </p>

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<p>Appearing for SAT reasoning test right now.</p>