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Hey, I''m taking the SAT IIs in December (the physics, math level 2C and writing tests). Anyway, I''m not too worried about math or writing, but the physics test is gonna be covering some stuff that I won''t have gotten to by that point in my AP class (in fact, it''ll have covered less than half of it). Does anyone have any good book recommendations for me to get to review, other than my textbook of course? Free Speech, Free Sklyarov Fight the unconstitutional DMCA. Commander M

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Halliday second edition
Oanian ,Sette both volumes ( thermodynamic, meccanics )
and plus a shitload of pratice

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Ever see the movie "Me, Myself, and Irene?"

The first brother:"You must be outta yo mind getting a 1460 on yo SAT''s"

The second brother:"@#*^@*&#&^@ you know I had the flu!"

The first brother:"Flu my ass."

Who could complain with a 1450?!?

"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster... when you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you..."~Friedrich Nietzsche

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I don''t know, I took the chemistry test even though they asked stuff I hadn''t learned, and I still got a 700. I thought the chemist and math2c (I got a 790 even though I left 2 blank) were jokes, far easier than the SAT; although I got a 490 on the writing...

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Original post by Drizzt DoUrden
Ever see the movie "Me, Myself, and Irene?"

The first brother:"You must be outta yo mind getting a 1460 on yo SAT''s"

The second brother:"@#*^@*&#&^@ you know I had the flu!"

The first brother:"Flu my ass."

Who could complain with a 1450?!?




I know a lot of people that retook on a 1450. But then again, my high school had a 1600, and the average SAT score was in the 1500''s somewhere.

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I took the physics SAT II halfway through a _normal_ physics class, not even AP, and got a 700 on it. I got a little scared when it asked me if I had taken 2 or 3 semesters of physics before the test, and I''d taken half of one... But it ended up being a cakewalk.

BTW - my SAT score was 1400, but there were 5 1600s in my class. On the one hand, there was a lot of pressure to retake it - on the other hand, 1400 was plenty to get me where I wanted to go - what I''m trying to say is your max "retake score" should probably be based on some research of what you actually need the score _for,_ not just what seems to be the popular number. After you get into college, it turns out SATs mean crap.

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I took the physics SAT II halfway through a _normal_ physics class, not even AP, and got a 700 on it. I got a little scared when it asked me if I had taken 2 or 3 semesters of physics before the test, and I''d taken half of one... But it ended up being a cakewalk.


Well, that''s a relief. I''ll still look over the other stuff we haven''t gotten to yet, but I''m glad it won''t be too hard

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After you get into college, it turns out SATs mean crap.


If you go non-ivy in-state SAT''s may be crap even before that.
All the schools I applied too wanted the ACT score (except MIT which wanted your life story)

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After you get into college, it turns out SATs mean crap.


If you go non-ivy in-state SAT''s may be crap even before that.
All the schools I applied too wanted the ACT score (except MIT which wanted your life story)

Magmai Kai Holmlor
- Not For Rent

That''s regional. As I understand it, the west parts of the US tend to like ACT, and the east tend to like SAT. Pretty much everyone here in the Northeast takes SAT, even the state unis or the other colleges that aren''t members of the ivy league.

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That''s regional. As I understand it, the west parts of the US tend to like ACT, and the east tend to like SAT. Pretty much everyone here in the Northeast takes SAT, even the state unis or the other colleges that aren''t members of the ivy league.


While many schools prefer one over the other, they (for the most part) will give equal weight to both, so if you only take one, it won''t really count against you. I know at Rice, they say that they''ll really only consider the one that you did better on. Of course, people say a lot of things...

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