Don’t Be Afraid of the Scientific Jargon
The reason most people seem to be afraid of this Subject
Test is actually pretty superficial: it’s the language. The scientific
terminology used on this test can be confusing, but it should not
fill you with fear. Underneath the scary language, the Science Reasoning
Test is actually quite nice. In fact, once you get past the language,
the questions on this test tend to be fairly straightforward and
simple to answer.
There are two ways to get past the scientific jargon.
The first is simply to know that it is jargon.
Once you know that the concepts tested by the Subject Test are straightforward and
merely hidden by a thin veneer of complicated terms, it becomes
much easier to see through that jargon. So when you see scientific
terminology that seems confusing, don’t panic or get nervous. Take
a deep breath and break it down. You’ll get through it. The second
way to defuse scientific jargon is to take practice tests. The more
Science Reasoning questions you deal with, the more adept you will
be at seeing through the jargon to the straightforward data beneath.