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The impact of PSAT in Sophomore Year - Does it matter?

Hi guys, just wondering how important the PSAT scores from sophomore year are in the grand scheme of things. Should I be stressed about it or save the energy for junior year's tests?

8 months ago

Hello there, I understand that standardized testing can be a source of stress, but let's shed some light on the PSAT in sophomore year. The PSAT scores from your sophomore year are primarily for practice and to give you a gauge on where you stand. Colleges do not see your sophomore PSAT scores, as it's the junior year PSAT that can qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program. Look at your sophomore PSAT as a learning opportunity; examine the areas where you excelled and where you need improvement. This will be invaluable when you prepare for the real deal in your junior year when scores can count towards scholarships. So, in short, use this experience to better prep for future tests but don't let it stress you out too much. Remember that the practice you get now is setting a foundation for later success. Focus on familiarizing yourself with the test format and question types. When the time comes to take the PSAT or SAT in your junior year, you'll feel more confident and prepared. Keep up your studies, and don't hesitate to reach out to your school's counseling office for resources on test-taking strategies or additional support!

8 months ago

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