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Improving my PSAT 1120 score

Hey guys, I recently got my PSAT score back, and it's a 1120. How can I go about improving this score, especially before taking the actual SAT? Are there any specific resources you'd recommend?

6 months ago

Hey! Congrats on taking the PSAT, as it's a good way to understand your current strengths and weaknesses before taking the real SAT. There are definitely various resources you can use to improve your score, and I'm happy to share some recommendations.

1. Official SAT practice - College Board has partnered with Khan Academy to offer free, personalized SAT practice. By linking your PSAT scores to the Khan Academy website, you'll receive a customized study plan tailored to your strengths and weaknesses. It's a great way to practice with real SAT questions and explanations.

2. Prep books - There are several reputable SAT prep books available that can help you become familiar with test-taking strategies and the content tested. Some popular options include The College Panda, The Critical Reader by Erica L. Meltzer, and the Barron's SAT prep book.

3. Creating a study schedule - For effective studying, it's important to create a consistent study schedule. Give yourself enough time before your target SAT test date to study regularly, ideally for 3-6 months. Dedicate a specific amount of time each day or week to SAT practice, ensuring that you're covering all subject areas.

4. Take practice tests - Monitoring your progress is essential. Taking full-length practice tests will help you understand your current skill level and areas where you need improvement. College Board offers some free practice tests on their website that are quite similar to the actual SAT exam. Make sure to review your mistakes and understand why you got each question wrong to avoid making the same mistakes in the future.

5. Join a study group or find a tutor - Studying with peers or getting personalized guidance from a tutor can be helpful in addressing specific gaps in your understanding.

Good luck on your SAT studying journey!

6 months ago

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