You might think that the SAT is the only standardized test you need for your college application. But you may also need to take one or more SAT Subject Tests in order to get into the school or program you want. If you plan on pursuing a degree in the natural sciences, particularly one with a focus on environmental studies, you could be required to take the SAT II Biology Ecological (E) Subject Test. If the school you’re applying to doesn’t require the test, a good score may still improve your chances of being accepted. Areas of study that could justify you taking the SAT II Biology E Subject Test include conservation biology, genetics, natural resource management, and city planning. The SAT II Biology E test has 80 multiple-choice questions with a one-hour time limit. The first 60 questions are about general biology, while the final 20 questions are on specific ecological concepts.
Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools Learn by Concept can be used as an SAT II Biology E study guide as you prepare for the test. The topics are set up like a course syllabus, with several main categories and a number of specific topics. When you click on a topic, the interactive tool brings you a series of sample questions about the topic you chose. Each question is in multiple-choice format, just like it would appear on the actual test. After looking at the possible answers, you work through the problem, before picking the answer you think is correct. You can then scroll down the page to check your answer.
Learn by Concept doesn’t stop at providing questions and answers. It also provides a detailed explanation of how to arrive at the correct answer. Whether you got the answer right or wrong, you can look at each step in the problem-solving process, while also reviewing the broader concepts that apply. If you got the answer wrong, this means you can quickly figure out why you got off track and what you need to focus on in order to get back on track. If you got the answer correct, you can confirm whether you had the process right or if there’s still something you still need to study.
As you prepare for the test, Learn by Concept is always available for SAT II Biology study help. It takes you through broad categories such as Cells, Organic Chemistry, Evolution and Diversity, and other areas. You can also get into smaller topics in each category. Almost every subject or concept that you could see on the test is shown in the Learn by Concept tool.
Your Sat II Biology E review is further supported by other Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools. Taking a free Diagnostic Test will help you determine the areas you need the most help in while also introducing you to the test format. From there, you can go on to the shorter Practice Tests, which focus on specific topics. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools Flashcards allow you to follow up on Learn by Concept example questions by reviewing the same topics in a different format. Flashcards can also be customized to create your own study guide. Along the way, Question of the Day will give you a random question each day and can help you understand how you’re doing overall. Use Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools for free help staying organized as you get ready for the SAT II Biology E Subject Test.