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1100 PSAT Score - What can I do?

Hey everyone, I got a 1100 on my PSAT this year and I'm feeling a bit stressed about it. What can I do to improve my SAT score and what kind of colleges should I be looking at with this score?

7 months ago

Hi there! No need to worry, there are plenty of ways to improve your SAT score from your current PSAT score. First, identify your weakest areas on the test and focus on improving those specific sections. Spending time on targeted practice will yield better results than trying to review everything at once. Some options for preparation include using online resources like Khan Academy (which has free SAT prep material), hiring a tutor, or taking prep courses. Consistent practice, taking timed practice tests, and analyzing your mistakes can lead to significant improvements.

As for the types of colleges, it's important not to base your college list solely on your current PSAT score. Converting your score to its SAT equivalent would put you at around 1200, which may open opportunities at a wide range of schools, especially if you improve from there. You should consider other factors like size, location, academic programs, culture, and financial aid offerings. However, to get an idea of where your score stands, you can look into colleges where the median SAT score of admitted students fall within the 50th percentile range, meaning half of the students scored above and half scored below that range.

Lastly, don't be too hard on yourself. The PSAT is meant to be a practice test to help you familiarize yourself with the SAT format and identify areas you need to improve. Use your score as a starting point and work diligently to raise it. Good luck with your preparation and college search!

7 months ago

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