IT’s Almost Test time & Your Last MINUTE Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) Prep Is here!
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High School classes do not prepare you for the SAT 2 Subject Tests. There is a large amount of material that we can help you sort through, organize, master and practice. Our SAT 2 Prep Courses are designed by highly qualified teachers who know the content as well as the strategies needed to succeed on the exam. Students will receive an SAT 2 review book with practice problems and answer keys, as well as a concept review. This is course is an excellent way to review right before the exam!
Evolve Exam Prep’s Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) prep course caters to:
Students that want to increase their test scores by 200+ points
Students suffering from high testing anxiety
Students that need flexibility in course schedule & structure
Students that need help deciding whether to take the Ecological (E) or Molecular (M) section of the exam.
Students that need an affordable quality exam prep in Westchester, NY
Students that need smaller groups & specialized attention to help them get better scores
Students that need to review and work through sections of the Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) with access to a qualified teacher to guide you
SAT 2 PREP IN A SMALL CLASSROOM SETTING (Register Below)
SAT 2 Subject Test PREP IN A PRIVATE Tutoring Session
(Sessions are individual or with a few friends in your home.)
Classroom Location: Iona College at Murphy Center
Duration: 7-Hour Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) Session (9am-4pm)
Materials: Review book and practice materials provided by Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring.
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The Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) exam is considered an important exam that can help students indicate to colleges that they are interested in focusing on science. The Biology Subject Test assesses student’s understanding of the major concepts of biology typically learned in high school and is an excellent way to showcase your achievements.
The SAT 2 Subject Test is focused on the fundamental concepts and knowledge, application, and interpretation of Biology. It measures:
What you learn in high school
What you need to succeed in college and career training
The Biology Ecological Test is geared towards biological communities, populations, and energy flow
The Biology Molecular Test is geared towards biochemistry, cellular structure and processes (such as respiration and photosynthesis)
Evolve Exam Prep & Tutoring can help students boost their SAT 2 Subject Test scores with our SAT 2 Workshop. Students will learn the tricks, strategies and rules for Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2), while learning techniques to overcome high testing anxiety and feel confident about the topics covered.
All students will receive an Evolve Exam Prep & Tutoring review book with actual past SAT exams and questions, which will be used in the workshop.
Evolve Exam Prep & Tutoring will prepare you with the right tools and skills you need to know to increase your score!
The Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) Prep Course consists of mini lessons followed by practice problems and time to ask instructors additional questions.
Each session is 7 hours long (9am - 4pm) and it includes several short breaks with a 45-minute break for Lunch.
Students will work on practice sections from actual exams, review test taking techniques specific to the Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2). This is a one day review for kids who studied but want to put it all together and ask some questions to a teacher who know the test and the material. We'll go over testing strategies, content and big reoccurring concepts.
These full practice exam sessions also allow students to become accustomed to the Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) exam format, pace, and the test-taking stamina required for the exam. It is also used to assess the student's strengths and areas that need to be focused on before the exam.
This Biology SAT Subject Test Prep Course also helps students decide whether to take the E or M section of the exam.
Our instructors will adapt the course accordingly based on the needs of the student in the class and will differentiate instruction and modify assignments based on individual needs to the best of their ability.
Evolve Exam Prep & Tutoring instructors are NYS certified teachers. Only experienced teachers have the skills and expertise needed to properly prepare students. Evolve workshops offer a larger percentage of instruction time per course than other test prep companies which leads to a greater understanding of the tested concepts.
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Get To Know The Biology E/M
SAT Subject Test (SAT 2)
Taking the SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) in either Biology Ecological or Biology Molecular can help you indicate to colleges that you are interested in focusing on science. The Biology Subject Test assesses your understanding of the major concepts of biology typically learned in high school and is an excellent way to showcase your achievements.
The Biology Ecological (Biology-E) test leans more toward biological communities, populations, and energy flow.
The Biology Molecular (Biology-M) test is more geared toward biochemistry, cellular structure and processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis.
The Biology E/M SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) consists of two sections with 60 questions that pertain to both Biology E & M topics, with an additional 20 specialized questions for the section the student has chosen. The exam consists of 200-800 total points, 80 multiple-choice questions, and each students has 60 minutes to complete the exam.
(DISCLAIMER: Students must complete all sections of the test. If you leave before dismissal, your scores will be CANCELED!)
Topics on the Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2)
These are the major topics covered in the Biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) Exam - including what percentage of questions you should expect depending on which test you pick (E or M):
Cellular and molecular biology
Cell structure and organization, mitosis, photosynthesis, cellular respiration, enzymes, biosynthesis, biological chemistry
Ecological = 18%
Molecular = 27%
Energy flow, nutrient cycles, populations, communities, ecosystems, biomes, conservation biology, biodiversity, effects of human intervention
Ecological = 23%
Molecular = 13%
Meiosis, Mendelian genetics, inheritance patterns, molecular genetics, population genetics
Ecological = 15%
Molecular = 20%
Structure, function, and development of organisms (with emphasis on plants and animals), animal behavior
Ecological = 25%
Molecular = 25%
Evolution and diversity
Origin of life, evidence of evolution, patterns of evolution, natural selection, speciation, classification and diversity of organisms
Ecological = 22%
Molecular = 15%
How to choose which biology SAT Subject Test (SAT 2) to take
Biology-E (Ecological) or Biology-M (Molecular)?
Take Biology E if you feel more comfortable answering questions about biological communities, populations, and energy flow.
Take Biology M if you feel more comfortable answering questions about biochemistry, cellular structure and processes, such as respiration and photosynthesis.
Indicate choice of Biology E or Biology M by filling in the appropriate circle on your answer sheet for the test you have chosen to take on test day. You must indicate Biology E or Biology M on your answer sheet on test day for the test to be scored correctly
You cannot take both tests on the same test date, but you can take them on two different test dates.
Please note that this test reflects what is commonly taught in high school. Due to differences in high school classes, it’s likely that most students will find questions on topics they’re not familiar with. This is nothing to worry about. You do not have to get every question correct to receive the highest score (800) for the test. Many students do well despite not having studied every topic covered.
Test Day Checklist
What to Bring
Printed admission ticket, which is required for entry to the test center
Acceptable photo ID
Two No. 2 pencils with soft erasers
Nice to Have
A watch (without an audible alarm or communication recording capabilities; smartwatches will be collected before testing)
A bag or backpack (which must be stored under the desk during testing)
Snacks and drinks (which must be packed away during testing)
What Not to Bring
The following devices and aids are prohibited, except in the case of approved accommodations:
Calculators are NOT allowed
Cell phones or smartphones (phones and wearable technology will be collected before the test and returned before dismissal)
Audio players or recorders
Tablets, laptops, notebooks, or any other personal computing devices, including wearable technology
Separate timers of any type
Cameras or any other photographic equipment
Smartwatches and any other devices that can be used to record, transmit, receive, or play back audio, photographic, text, or video content
Protractors, compasses, rulers
Highlighters, colored pens, colored pencils
Pamphlets or papers of any kind
Dictionaries or other books
Important Notes & Reminders
Important things to consider about the Biology E/M SAT Subject Test (SAT 2):
Offered in August, October, November, December, May, and June.
Calculator use not permitted
Problem solving requires simple numerical calculations
Measurements are expressed in the metric system
There are some anticipated skills that this test expects you to have. These are important to understanding the test structure:
Ability to recall and understand the major concepts of biology and to apply the principles learned to solve specific problems in biology
Understanding of simple algebraic concepts, including ratios and direct and inverse proportions, and the ability to apply such concepts to solving word problems
Ability to organize and interpret results obtained by observation and experimentation and to draw conclusions or make inferences from experimental data, including data presented in graphic or tabular form or both
Familiarity with the metric system of units
Phones & Electronic Devices Policy
Devices that can be used to communicate test content or share answers are not allowed in the test center. You may not bring electronics of any kind with you on test day (an exception may apply for medically required devices). If, however, you forget to leave a device at home, you’ll be instructed to turn off all electronic devices and give cell phones and wearable technology to the staff in your testing room before the test begins. Be sure to turn off your watch alarm, if you have one.
Test centers are serious about security and ensuring a quiet testing environment, so prohibited devices must not make any sounds during testing. If your device makes noise or you are seen with it at any time, including during breaks, you may be dismissed immediately, your scores can be canceled, and the device may be collected and its contents inspected. The test administration staff are authorized to collect and hold phones and other prohibited electronic devices during the test administration, including break periods, or to deny admission to anyone in possession of a prohibited electronic device.
Tips on How “Survive”
The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Preparation is key!
Preparation is extremely important in these specialized tests. We recommend that students accomplish the following:
One-year introductory college preparatory course in biology
One-year course in Algebra
Have experience in the laboratory
Study, Study, and Study.
Don't underestimate the amount of time you ACTUALLY need to study for this. Students in the past have spent anywhere between 4-5 hours a week for roughly 2-4 months.
Plan Ahead & Balance Your Schedule
It's really hard to find time to study for tests like this - so plan ahead. Plan to take the test in your junior year of high school because you'll have your results early and be able to improve them if necessary. Don't wait till the end of your senior year, it'll put added pressure and stress you can avoid. Study over the summer and have your parents remind you (they will regardless) to block this time from your schedule. The Calendar App really helps!
Ask for help!
If there are concepts you do not understand, do not hesitate to ask for help. Consult your teacher during the course, write us an e-mail afterwards, or give us a call – we are YOUR resource for further help!
Code Of Conduct &
Evolve Prep Terms Of Service
In order to ensure a productive and safe classroom setting, Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring has implemented a code of conduct that all students and parents must agree to follow as part of their registration.
Students will follow all instructions given by Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring Instructors and staff members.
All students are expected to work quietly at their desk during class sessions unless otherwise instructed.
Students are expected to be respectful to the instructor and other students.
Students should raise their hands to ask and answer questions in class.
Students should not be loud or disruptive in the hallways during breaks or lunch.
Students will respect the classroom, desks, computers and all parts of the classroom. All property should remain in the same condition that it was found.
Students are responsible to clean up after themselves and will not leave food, wrappers or other items in the room at the end of each session.
Refunds will not be given for any classes missed due to being absent.
The materials received are the property of Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring and should not be replicated.
Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring does not tolerate bullying or violence of any kind. Any sign of this will be dealt with immediately and may result in removal from the class without a refund.
Evolve Exam Prep and Tutoring reserves the right to refuse service to any student who does not comply with the code of conduct. Students who do not comply will be removed from the class without a refund.