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Many WTMers don't throw numbers around here often enough (unless they're perfect scores - I hear lots of 800's). So naturally we were shooting for 750+ at least on last June's SATII Bio test. My ds took a solid Bio course freshman year that was aligned with the SATII. He scored 98-99% for the year, and really seemed to have the material down. Another WTMer who did as well in the course, prepped hard and got a perfect 800. My ds prepped with 2 prep books (though his execution here is probably what leaves much to be desired), took lots of practice tests and ended up with a 660. He was disappointed.
So we are thinking of retaking the SAT test - but having missed the Aug test date as we were out of town, he feels waiting until November to give him 2 solid months to prep (re-read prep books and *take notes this time* and begin practice tests again) rather than the Oct date. But should we? Getting close to a 700 I think would be ideal. We are UC-hopefuls, perhaps, so using many AP/SATII tests to meet 'a-g' requirements. He will end up having a fair number of SATII when all is said and done (4-5 maybe). But that was his first and only one last year - so that's where we're at.
What are your thoughts? I've read and read until I'm blue in the face, but I don't know which way to go. I've seen on reddit someone say they felt SAT Bio was largely memorization, so fairly easy to raise your score with pointed prep... of course college confidential thinks anything sub 700 should be retaken. What say you?