Although you may have already completed the SAT for your college applications, you might also need to take one or more SAT Subject Tests depending on your future plans. Taking the SAT II Biology Subject Test is required by some schools if you want to study many natural science areas. You may consider taking the test even if your top choice schools don’t require it, as a good score could help you stand out from other applicants. The “M” version of the SAT II Biology Subject Test is an ideal choice if you plan to study molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or related fields. The SAT II Biology M is an 80-question, multiple-choice test, which you have one hour to complete. The first 60 questions deal with core biology concepts, and the final 20 questions focus on specific molecular concepts and processes, such as cellular structure and translation.
You can get comprehensive SAT II Biology M study help using Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools Learn by Concept. The interactive syllabus is set up with broad categories that branch off into more specific topics. By clicking on these topics, you bring up a set of example questions. You can use these multiple-choice questions to test yourself on the chosen topic. When you’re done working through a problem, you choose the answer you believe is correct. An answer key is provided below for you to check and see if you’re right.
The most helpful aspect of Learn by Concept is that it goes deeper than just giving you questions and answers. Regardless of how you did on a question, you can view a description of the process used to arrive at the correct answer. This step-by-step explanation goes in-depth about the basic concepts behind the problem while putting the solution in simple, easy-to-understand terms. Reviewing these explanations can help you determine which areas you may need to spend more time on, fill in the final piece that helps you understand a concept, or simply help you confirm that you’re ready for that topic.
You can use Learn by Concept as an SAT II Bio M study guide as your prepare for the exam. The tool allows you to go through broad categories such as Cellular Biology, Genetics, and Organisms, or focus on specific topics and concepts.
Additional free Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools are available for your SAT II Biology preparation. You can get experience with the test format and identify focus areas for your study sessions by taking a Diagnostic Test. A number of Practice Tests are also available that cover specific topics you may need more help with. You can also create customized Practice Tests for your review. Once you’ve finished going through Learn by Concept example questions, you can do more work on the same study material with the Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools Flashcards. Just like Practice Tests, you may either customize the Flashcards or go through them by topic. Question of the Day will present you with a random daily question on a random SAT II Bio M topic, which can help you understand your overall subject knowledge. Varsity Tutors’ Learning Tools can help you stay sharp throughout your preparation for the SAT II Biology M Subject Test.