TUESDAY TIPS; 3/26/19

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019 by Tifinie

 


SAT SUBJECT TEST SERIES:  INTRODUCTION


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The SAT Subject Tests are created by Educational Testing Service, which is paid for by the College Board.  It is the only national admission test that the student can choose the subject they want to test in to highlight their strengths and interests.  The Subject Tests measure a student’s ability to apply knowledge and skills in a particular high school subject area.  There are five areas that they offer exams for:  Mathematics, Science, English, History, and Foreign Languages.  Students who score high on specific foreign language exams can qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy in some states, including New York and California. The SAT Subject tests are one hour long and students can take up to three different subject tests on a single test date.  Each exam is graded on a scale of 200-800 points.  Each subject area is divided up into more specific topics that students can choose from:

 

Mathematics

  • Math Level 1 (50 questions)
  • Math Level 2 (50 questions)

 

Science

  • Biology E/M (80 questions)
  • Chemistry (85 questions)
  • Physics (75 questions)

 

English

  • Literature (~60 questions)

 

History

  • US History (90 questions on history since pre-Columbian times)
  • World History (95 questions on global history since the ancient times)

 

Languages

  • Spanish (85 questions)
  • Spanish with Listening (~85 questions; 20minute listening section, 40minute reading section)
  • French (85 questions)
  • French with Listening (~85 questions; 20minute listening section, 40minute reading section)
  • Chinese with Listening (70-75 questions; 20minute listening section, 40minute reading section)
  • Italian (80-85 questions)
  • German (85 questions)
  • German with Listening (~85 questions; 20minute listening section, 40minute reading section)
  • Modern Hebrew (85 questions)
  • Latin (70-75 questions)
  • Japanese with Listening (80 questions; 20minute listening section, 40minute reading section)
  • Korean with Listening (80 questions; 20minute listening section, 40minute reading section)

 

Test date opportunities for the SAT Subject Exams run very similarly to the SAT test dates and are administered in the same buildings and on the same days as the SAT Exams.  The SAT Subject Exams are administered in January, May, June, October, November, and December.  Students should register for their desired exam as early as possible, but click here for specific registration deadlines.  Each SAT Subject test date offers exams for particular topics that vary so be sure to always plan ahead and sign up for the dates that are offering the subject(s) that you are interested in.  If you can, try to schedule it so that you take the exam shortly after finishing the class for that subject.

 


Upcoming SAT Subject Exams


 

May 4th Test Date will be offering tests for these subjects:

  • Literature
  • S. History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • Spanish

*Register by April 5th to avoid late fees; final registration closes on April 24th (online only)

 

 

June 1st Test Date will be offering tests for these subjects:

  • Literature
  • S. History
  • World History
  • Mathematics Level 1
  • Mathematics Level 2
  • Biology E/M
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Modern Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Latin

*Register by May 3rd to avoid late fees; final registration closes on May 22nd (online only)

 

 


Colleges in California interested in SAT Subject Test scores:


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • American Jewish University
  • Art Institute of California: Los Angeles
  • Art Institute of California: San Francisco
  • California State University: Fullerton
  • Cogswell Polytechnical College
  • Concordia University Irvine
  • Hult International Business School
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Menlo College
  • Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Pacific Union College
  • San Diego Christian College
  • San Francisco State University
  • Santa Clara University
  • Sonoma State University
  • University of California: Santa Barbara
  • University of La Verne
  • University of San Diego
  • Westmont College

For a more complete list, visit the College Board website and see a national list of colleges as well as international colleges that are interested in the SAT Subject testing.

In closing, students who have special skills or interests in a particular topic, or topics, should consider taking an SAT Subject test, or multiple ones, to showcase their talents.  Students that take as many exams as they feel comfortable with will only show colleges how vast their interests and talents are.  This will also leave doors open for students who are undecided on their majors or careers.  As students approach college and settle on plans for their future, they will have the stepping stones in place already to meet any college’s requirements for admission.  It’s better to have great scores that you don’t need then to wish you had scores to show when it is too late to take any tests.  To make this test an even greater tool, students can use Score ChoiceTM to pick and choose which scores they want to send to colleges to represent their skills.

 

For more information on the SAT Subject Tests, click here; or to register for an upcoming exam, click here.

 

 

 

 


TUESDAY TWISTER


Punctually practicing perfect tongue twisters can help develop superior speech habits. Rapid, repeated pronunciation is proven to strengthen and develop distinguished skills in presentation, which may help you get through a sticky speech or an intellectual interview when your tongue gets tied up on its own.  Have fun with this week’s featured tongue twister!

 

Choosey Susie is back for a doozy

Feeling dizzy and woozy she is.

Her ditzy sissy who’s spinning swiftly gets dizzy quickly

Making Susie woozy until Susie’s as woozy as Susie’s ditzy sissy is dizzy.

 

Did you find this twister too easy?  Try saying it faster and faster!  Be creative and share your thoughts below!


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