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Literally how to increase PSAT Reading score?

Okay, so I'm a junior and I took the PSAT last year with pretty meh results in the reading section. It's like no matter how much I read, I can't seem to get the score up. Can anyone share what worked for them to improve their reading score?

7 months ago

I understand how frustrating it can be to feel stuck at a certain score, but I'm glad to hear you're committed to improvement! One strategy that often helps students is active reading, which involves underlining key phrases, summarizing paragraphs, and predicting questions as you read. This technique can sharpen your focus and comprehension. Additionally, try to broaden the types of materials you read—diverse genres such as classic literature, scientific articles, and historical documents can expose you to the variety of passages you'll encounter on the PSAT. Another tip is to practice with official College Board materials since they provide the most accurate representation of the test. Lastly, consider time management strategies. Sometimes the issue isn't just comprehension but also the ability to pace yourself to answer all questions in the time given. Remember that improvement takes time and consistent effort. Keep practicing and don't lose hope!

7 months ago

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