Tips on SAT II Math Level 2?

<p>I'm currently a sophomore, and though it's not necessarily my favorite subject, math seems to be a subject that I'm fairly good at. I'm enrolled in my Precalculus-Honors class and am acing it with no problems. Before moving on to Calculus AB/BC next year, I'm planning to take the SAT II Maths Level 2 test. </p>

<p>I've bought the Barrons study book for it, and am wondering whether that'd be enough to score an 800. I've noticed I need some work on matrices and hyperbolas, so I'll be working on those. (Though that's another question; how much of the questions are actually on matrices) Are there any trends on the difficult types of questions that I should be prepared for?
Thank you:)</p>

<p>I haven’t seen any questions on matrices lately. Don’t work too hard on hyperbolas. All you need to know is the general formula, the center, and whether it opens side to side or up and down. The test is more likely to have hard questions on the basic stuff.</p>

<p>I also bought a Barrons book and I am planning to purchase other books in order to have a wider variety of examples to study from. Also, it has been posted frequently that Barrons’ practice tests are harder than the actual subject test, so if you have taken those tests, it may not a completely accurate result of what you may get on the actual test.</p>

<p>Skimming through the book I noticed there was a section on limits and discontinuities, but I suppose we don’t need to know it fully… right? A surface level of understanding of limits, as in for (3x^2-5)/(2x^2+4), knowing to divide the whole fraction by x^2 to find a certain limit, and whatnot; or the basic behaviors of graphs, but not any Squeeze theorem kind of actual calculus knowledge?</p>

<p>One question on limits, if that. And it will usually be straightforward, i.e., you should be able to figure out without having taken Calc.</p>