Prepped & Polished SAT Instructor Anooj shows you how to ace your SAT Math 2 Subject Test. Anooj scored an 800 on the Math 2 test, so pay close attention to his tips! In this video you will learn the following:
Study and Practice
Diagnose your weaknesses
Hey guys, this is Anooj from Prepped and Polished, and I’ll be showing you how I got an 800 on the SAT II Math exam.
Tip number one, how to study and take practice tests.
Now, the first thing you wanna do is get your hands on a Princeton Review or Barron’s Test Prep book. Open up the book and start going through all the concepts that you feel shaky on. You wanna start figuring out all those problems that are giving you anxiety. Start doing those problems immediately. Every time you feel like you can’t solve that problem, go back to the notes section of that book and figure out what you’re not getting. If that still doesn’t work, go to the solutions manual and find out why that problem is giving you trouble. Once you’ve gone through all of the different topics that are tested on the SAT II Math, now you wanna start taking practice tests. Practice tests should be started at least three weeks before the exam. I’ll recommend start taking the College Board specific exams at least one week before the exam. Two weeks, if you feel like you’ve really mastered all the different concepts. As you get questions wrong, you wanna mark them for tip number two.
Tip number two, diagnosing weaknesses and flashcards.
Now that you’ve attempted a lot of these practice problems in your test prep books and have taken multiple practice tests, it’s time to figure out what specific problems are giving you trouble. If it’s a geometry problem, you wanna start doing more geometry problems. If it’s an algebra one, start doing more of those. Ideally, you wanna do as many of those problems as you can to feel more confident. Now, an added tip, write these problems down on flashcards. If it’s a fact that you’re not getting or formula you’re not knowing, write it down on a flashcard. If it’s a concept you’re not getting, write that down on a flashcard and review these flashcards every day leading up to the day of your test.
Tip number three, a calculator tip.
The SAT II Math loves testing different formulas, like the quadratic formula, distance from point to point, and various trigonometry formulas. In order to save time on test day, you wanna program these formulas into your calculator. That way, you just plug in different variables like A, B, or C in the quadratic formula and it spits out what x equals. In order to find out how to program these into your calculator, just simply google them and go through the website and slowly enter in these programs into your calculator and make sure to practice them during your practice sessions and on your practice tests.
And there you guys have it, the three tips on how to get an 800 on the SAT II Math. Study and take practice tests, diagnose your weaknesses and write them down on flashcards, and lastly, get programs into your calculator before test day. For more information on how to get an 800 on the SAT II Math, go to preppedandpolished.com.