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PSAT 1290 - Good Indicator for SAT Success?

Got my PSAT score back and it's a 1290. How well can this predict my actual SAT score? Should I be pushing for a higher score or is this a stable starting point? Kinda stressed about starting the whole SAT study grind.

7 months ago

Congratulations on your PSAT score! A 1290 is a solid start and generally a good indicator of how you might perform on the SAT. Typically, students score slightly higher on the SAT than the PSAT after accounting for additional preparation and familiarity with the test format. For example, you might see your score increase to around a 1320 or higher on the SAT with dedicated study. However, aiming for improvement is always beneficial, particularly if you're targeting colleges with competitive admissions. Don't stress too much; you have a good foundation. Start with a practice test to identify your strengths and areas for improvement, and then create a consistent study plan. Also, avail yourself of the many free resources online — from practice questions to full-length tests — to help simulate actual testing conditions. By doing so, you will become more comfortable and confident with the SAT content, which is key to achieving the best score possible. Good luck with your preparation!

7 months ago

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