# SAT II MATH IC Tips

<p>Hi everyone,
I'm new to this forum and found it very informative. Let's get down to business. I scored a 1290 on that SAT I. University of Texas requires SAT II Math for all engineers so I'm giving it a shot. I have to take it November 6 and bought Barron's How to Prepare for SATII Math IC. I heard it's one of the tougher books which is good. Besides working through that and taking the practice tests and whatnot, what else do you guys reccomend. I hear calculator programs are a good idea to possibly check answers, any reccomendations? I am currently in Calculus AB. I am planning on taking IIC in December.</p>

<p>TI-89 it!</p>

<p>it'll solve most problems (only use it a lot if you're REALLY quick with it). If you don't have one, use something you are very comfortable with. Just do the...</p>

<p>err, just noticed this said IC... nm, I was going to ramble on about IIC. For IC, hmm let me think, don't take it! The curve is non-existent, and it'll just make you feel bad. I know many people that could easily get 800 on IIC but made simple mistakes on IC and ended up with a 650-690 (it's not pretty trust me).</p>

<p>I don't have an 89, I have an 83+. What program is the best for it? I'm signed up for the MATH IC, and thats what I have been preparing for for the last week. So i think im obligated at this point, any more help greatly appreciated!</p>

<p>TAKE IIC </p>

<p>if you're in an AP calc course now you should be able to to it. i really don't understand people's logic that taking both will somehow look good. as many people here will remind you, the curve on the IC is hellacious. even if you're a good math student (as a perspective engineer, id hope so), the IC can amplify mistakes and make you look back. a solitary, good IIC score looks alot better than an even better IC score. even though the logic around here is that IC is harder to score high on (which is true in a very strict sense), an 800 will only tell colleges that you've mastered the more basic IC subjects. albeit you'll have mastered them very well, but they'll have no idea how you are beyond those subjects. on the other hand, you can get more wrong and/or omit more on the IIC and still get a good score, but it'll tell the colleges that your math skills are a little more extensive. get the barron's IIC book. it has great material and the questions are tough so if you can handle them the real test will be a cake walk. become proficient with the graphing calculator and write some programs. even something as simple as the pythagorean theorum can take time and there's arithmatic to get wrong. its a very simple calculator program and it just feels good to be able to enter two number and get their hypotenuse.</p>

<p>wow, that was way too long</p>