Differences between AP US History and Biology and their Subject Test Counterparts

<p>What are all the differences between the AP tests for US History and Biology and the SAT subject tests?</p>

<p>Does the SAT Bio test the processes photosynthesis and respiration like the AP?</p>

<p>^ Yes, unfortunately. Know light/dark reactions and aerobic/anaerobic processes.</p>

<p>You don't need to write essays for the subject test--you do for the AP test (of APUSH, that is).</p>

<p>IMO, AP USH test was soooooooo easy compared to the sat ush test. The ap bio test was alot harder than sat II bio, but the sat II bio has a terrible curve. I got a 4 on ap bio and struggled like hell, whereas i thought the SAT II bio was really easy and got like 690</p>

<p>i agree with kevin abotut APUSH. the subject test was 10 times harder than the AP test</p>

<p>Actually I also kind agree. For SAT 2 you really had to know various things in history, but in AP it wasn't too bad.</p>

<p>I'm also going to echo the sentiments about US History. I took the subject test 2 weeks after the AP test. I got a 4 on the AP test and a 680 for the SAT II. It seemed like there were a lot of really random/stupid questions that had almost no relevance. (Sample the randomness: there were two questions about William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech and at least one each on Sinclair, Riis, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.) For sure brush up on authors and famous speeches.</p>

<p>The bio subject test was super-easy compared to the AP exam. Bio E was easier than bio M (I had so much time left after finishing E that I looked over all the M questions). Almost all of the questions were really general, but they covered the breadth of the subject, so don't stint on anything. FYI, 5 on AP and 790 SAT II.</p>

<p>The AP Bio test was significantly easier than the Bio SAT Subject Test, mainly due to the fact that SAT subject test included some very random questions pertaining to body systems and the various phyla.</p>

<p>You didn't need to know speeches, for the cross of gold speech all you had to know was that jennings was a silverbacker (or paper backer I forget), add in basic mainstream pop culture knowledge about the bible and you're good. </p>

<p>Riis and Sinclair both tried to improve the living conditions of the poor, Riis through his pictures (I forget the name), and Sinclair through The Jungle.</p>

<p>I'm not trying to show off, or telling you what you should have put or anything. I"m just trying to make a case for the test not being too random. What's random? idk</p>

<p>I took the May subject tests and I received a 720. The subject test was easier to me than the AP test, actually. I got a 4 on the AP test. </p>

<p>My teacher(14th year teaching AP) didn't really help my APUSH class with essays and some people in the class didn't really read the textbook, so most of the class failed the test.</p>

<p>I also took AP Bio last year. I took the subject test in October. I got a 580 on the subject test and a 3 on the AP test. Both of the tests were equally hard. I guessed on things I thought I knew on both tests.</p>

<p>My AP Bio teacher was ok, but she explained things too much and she focused too much on detail for the AP test. She does, however, know a lot about Biology(it was her 1st year teaching AP). I didn't really read the textbook and I didn't really study for the subject test and the AP test.</p>

<p>Well content wise, what's the difference between AP Bio and SAT Bio?</p>

<p>Will Cliff's AP Bio Book work for the SAT subject test?</p>

<p>Are there really two different curves for the E and M tests?</p>

<p>The APUSH was easier than the SAT II.</p>