June 2010 - Biology E/M

<p>Anyone taking this test? I'm taking a biology course right now and am reading a Barron's book. We cover everything that is on the SAT Biology except taxonomy and plants.</p>

<p>For myself, it seems like a lot of material. I'm having trouble with plants and a bit of trouble with taxonomy. </p>

<p>How are you guys coming along with your studies? What is your usual practice score?</p>

<p>I'm also planning on taking it in June mainly because my teacher is holding a lot of prep after the AP exam in May, so she told us that we should take it in June.</p>

<p>We're relatively behind compared to a lot of schools in AP Biology. We're still on DNA replication, but we're starting to pick up the pace a little bit. </p>

<p>As of right now, I'm focusing mainly on material that we didn't (and probably won't go over) in time for the AP test. I kinda went through the plant unit without really getting of a sense of that material, so I need to go over that again. </p>

<p>Taxonomy - I will be starting the on chapter (a part of my self-study plan) tomorrow.</p>

<p>After May 10, I'll be focusing more SAT II.</p>

<p>Woot! I love Bio :)</p>

<p>I'm taking a semester-long college Bio class right now. I've taken the Bio SAT II twice before but I haven't gotten anything higher than a 700. This time I'm shooting for a 750+. My study plan involves re-reading and memorizing Barron's.</p>

<p>(Taxonomy and plants are really hard for me too...I guess it's a lot of understanding and memorization.)</p>

<p>Good luck everyone!</p>

<p>I'm also taking it in June, though I haven't signed up. Do schools prefer Bio E over Bio M or vice-versa? Or does it not matter?</p>

<p>^doesn't matter</p>

<p>I took it in June '08 which was my freshman year and it has been my best SAT II so far :). Good luck to you all! I know what it's like taking the test when your bio class doesn't get through like 25% of the material. I love bio though and I specifically saved it for senior year to give myself some enjoyment :P</p>

<p>By the way I took M.</p>

<p>Which one is easier E or M?</p>

<p>Glad to see I'm not the only one having trouble with taxonomy and plants. VirologyNerd, how much was about taxonomy and plants?</p>

<p>My son glued the Baron's book to his hand and mastered the test! We always go to the book dork website for the books.
<a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=the+book+dork&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=f&oq=&gs_rfai=%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=the+book+dork&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=f&oq=&gs_rfai=&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

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Which one is easier E or M?

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<p>I heard that E was easier. </p>

<p>Can anyone confirm this?</p>

<p>I can't confirm it, but like Math I and Math II:</p>

<p>I is easier, but has a lower score. If the reason is the same for E/M, E has a lower score and must be easier?</p>

<p>@OrangeD00d: I feel like the Jan. SAT II had a considerable number of questions about taxonomy but not a lot about plants. Of course, it varies per test. (I took E, which could have contributed to it.) But I never recall past test questions well. :/</p>

<p>According to my Barron's Bio SAT II book, taxonomy is classified under the core topic of evolution and diversity, which in total makes up 22% of the E test and 15% of the M test. I like Barron's for taxonomy.</p>

<p>I think it's important to know the basic progression of which animal came after which animal and when certain characteristics (number of body layers, radial symmetry, etc.) came into play. Also, for each animal phyla, it's good to memorize a couple main characteristics. (See p. 178 of the Barron's book.)</p>

<p>VirologyNerd,</p>

<p>Thanks. Taxonomy and plants give me a lot of trouble. Hopefully I'll have it ready by June.</p>

<p>No problem. I'm sure you'll be fine.</p>

<p>I'm using Princeton Review. Haven't taken a biology course since 2007, but have a couple of weeks to study non-stop (school holidays). Currently up to Chapter 4: Cell Structure.</p>

<p>I found cells the easiest parts to understand. I got up to taxonomy and just got lost really quickly.</p>

<p>when is the embargo lifted?</p>

<p>i'm pretty sure the embargo is lifted now :]
sooo who took E and who took M?</p>

<p>I took both and though E was a heck of a lot easier. Less lab questions.</p>

<p>For the rabbits in Australia questions that could be infected with the virus, did anyone get "the virus could infect native species" as the argument against spreading the virus?
'Cuz I put that and I'm pretty sure it's kinda wrong now.</p>