Sat II Chemistry: What's Up with Kaplan's practice tests?





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Discus: SAT/ACT Tests and Test Preparation: June 2004 Archive: Sat II Chemistry: What's Up with Kaplan's practice tests?
By Thunder77 (Thunder77) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 12:54 pm: Edit

Hey,

Are Kaplan's practice tests accurate and useful? I just took practice test 2 and I found a lot of what I thought was irrelevant information(like what is a Faraday). Also, I get above 750 on all barrons practice tests but I do worse on Kaplans, and I thought barrons was supposed to be harder?!

What is up with the Kaplan's Practice tests? Are they any good or Is it just Me ?

By Vermicelli (Vermicelli) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 01:04 pm: Edit

a faraday is the charge of one mole of electrons (32,000 something coulombs)

By Mahras (Mahras) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 01:31 pm: Edit

The Kaplan tests a lot on specific
keywords found in THEIR review book. For example in one such chapter in the Kaplan book it talked about a three point diffusion rule or somethingrather.....and so in a practice test I took they asked what this was. When I told my teacher about the problem, s/he was baffled because there is nothing like that. And also Kaplan is very top heavy in electro chem and oxi/red. equations.

I took the Barron's test and consistently scoring 770+. Took the Pton Review (2 tests) both 800 but took Kaplan's and got 720-760. The review is supposed to be the most realistic so I am basing everything on that.

By Thunder77 (Thunder77) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 10:05 pm: Edit

So are you saying that Kaplan has the mos relistic tests?

I find that Kaplan's tests focuses less on problem solving. So is it more accurate than barrons?

By Hewashere (Hewashere) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 03:51 pm: Edit

if u don't like kaplan's sat ii chem exams try the ones i linked in my profile.

By Whirlziggi (Whirlziggi) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 04:38 pm: Edit

Are those Real Sat II tests, Hewashere?

By Hewashere (Hewashere) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 04:41 pm: Edit

disregard my previous post. very bad idea.

By Crypto86 (Crypto86) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 07:09 pm: Edit

Hewashere - where you live in NJ? I have optonline as well. I'm from Bergen County.

By Hewashere (Hewashere) on Tuesday, June 01, 2004 - 07:28 pm: Edit

parsippany

By Thunder77 (Thunder77) on Wednesday, June 02, 2004 - 11:24 pm: Edit

BUMP

Please Just Tell me How the Kaplan's tests are. Accurate? Bad? Good? what?


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