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Is a 1010 PSAT score solid for a freshman?

Hey all, I'm a freshman and I scored 1010 on the PSAT. Should I be happy with this score, or do I need to ramp up my prep for next time? Where does this put me in terms of readiness?

7 months ago

Hello there! It's wonderful to hear that you're taking stock of your PSAT score and thinking ahead. As a freshman, a 1010 is a solid starting point; it means you're already scoring better than many students nationwide, as the average score for sophomores is typically around 920-960.

Remember, the PSAT is not just a practice for the SAT, but also a qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship when you take it in your junior year. So, while your score is strong for a freshman, there is certainly room to grow, which is completely normal at this stage in your academic journey.

My suggestion is to review the areas where you didn’t score as high and focus your prep on improving those skills. By the time you're a junior, you'll be well prepared not just for the PSAT, but for the SAT as well. Keep up the motivation, and don't hesitate to use the score report to guide your study plan!

7 months ago

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