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Posted July 1, 2001
Excellent Review Material, So-So Practice
I am a freshman in highschool who just finished taking a full year's worth of biology. After reading my bio notebook, I picked up Kaplan's SAT II Biology E/M book and proceeded to take the diagnostic test. The diagnostic test was very misleading -- I received a 510 out of 800 on it! Even before I bombed it, I frowned at the diagnostic test's format, which is far different than that of the actual exam (95 questions instead of 80, etc.) After I read through the extensive, excellent biology notes provided in the book, I confidently tackled one of the true-to-format practice tests -- and got a 550. Having lost all confidence in myself from the practice tests, I took the actual exam and got a 770 on it, with a score range of 760-800! Therefore, I recommend this book for the reference section, which ultimately aided me greatly in preparing for the exam, as did the multitude of suggestions to relieve stress before and during the test and how to train the mind and body to work to its greatest capacity. I do not, however, believe Kaplan's practice exams were worth taking.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 1, 2001
OK review book but wrong!!
I took the diagnostic test from this book the night before the test. It was october and i had forgotten most of the stuff that i learned from my bio class. i did not prepare for the test and i was trying to do last minute cramming. I got around 600 on the diagnostic test and i was depressed. when i took the test the next day, i recieved a score of 720. take that Kaplan!! It wasn't a very good score but it was good for forgetting half the material and without any studying.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.