How to Prepare for SAT II: Japanese
I think a great test prep book should help students get familiar with what types of the test problems could be and the contents the test focuses on.
This book does a good job on helping students preparing on the format of the test, however, in terms of test contents, this book needs to be improved. It is reported by some students that the real test problems are much more challenging than the practice tests in this book. For example, in the reading comprehensions, this book provides short passages which have kanji with the easier hiragana on top; on the real SAT II: Japanese, however there is a lot of kanji and NO hiragana is provided.
However, this is the only book available in the market so far for SAT II: Japanese preparation. In order to achieve a better score, we recommend students to use this book get familiar with the test format.
Chinese SAT II: Sample Tests
Like any language study, to study Chinese needs time and effort; it is difficult to crack at a very short time. However to prepare the SAT II subject test of Chinese, students need to know the test problems types and what should they focus on for the test and by cracking this book, a higher test score should be achievable!
Chinese SAT II: Sample Tests is the best one available in the market for preparing the SAT II subject test of Chinese. It is a comprehensive and fairly well organized book, which consists of six complete practice exams. Each exam covers listening, reading comprehension and a grammar structure section. In addition, it reviews a wide range of vocabulary, which helps students to focus their study area. However, if students plan to take the Chinese AP exam, this book is insufficient for their preparation.
It is a must buy for preparing Chinese SAT II!
Kaplan SAT Subject Test: U.S. History
After we have done some research on SAT II US History prep books, we found that Kaplan SAT Subject Test: U.S. History is the best choice for preparing the test, because it gives great and concise summaries to the point for the test, which helps students prepare the test effectively and achieve better score. It is recommended by a lot of students who received excellent score by using this book in a very short time about two weeks to one month. If you want to crack the test, this is the book you must have!
The chapter reviews in this book are great and give you the exact knowledge you will need for the test. In addition, the review questions at the end of each chapter help you memorize all of the information. This book also has 4 practice tests with detailed explanations and effective test taking strategies. A lot of students who got high score by using this book recommend this book, they praise the book is easier to understand and can be digested quickly.
In order to help test prep students memorize the key contents for SAT II US History, we suggest you use popular CliffsNotes flashcards as well.
Happy study! Happy test prep! Good luck!