Is The PSAT On Your Radar?

The PSAT is more than just a test you can sign up for (or may be required to take) your sophomore and/or junior year.<br><br>

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The PSAT is an opportunity to get real, SAT test-taking experience.

Although PSAT stands for Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test, I encourage you to imagine the P stands partially for Practice. Taking the PSAT is like taking a full, timed Practice SAT. Practice SAT tests cost money and have been shown to improve your score more drastically than studying alone.

Take advantage of your free PSAT in high school so you can get an awesome score when you take the real thing.

It’s a chance to gauge which areas of the two SAT subjects you’re strong in, and which one’s you’re not.

Your scores on the PSAT will indicate where your strengths and weaknesses on the SAT are. The two subjects are Reading and English language and Math.

The reading section broadly tests reading comprehension—your ability to analyze literary passages and articles, and answer questions about them. It also covers word choice, grammar, and sentence structure.

The math section covers basic through advanced algebra, problem solving, probability, and data analysis. 

And (if those two weren’t enough) you can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship by taking the PSAT

The scholarship is worth up to $10,000 if you renew it each year of college. You qualify by getting a high score on the PSAT.

The bottom line on the PSAT: It’s free! Take it! It’s valuable practice for the SAT, and it can get you a scholarship if you take it seriously and do well J

Questions about the PSAT? Text “SAT” to 33-55-77 to cat 1-on-1 with a Get Schooled counselor.