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PSAT Strategy as a Sophomore

Hey guys, I'm a sophomore and I've been thinking about taking the PSAT this year. My guidance counselor said it could be good practice before my junior year, but I'm not sure if it's worth the stress or the time. What do you all think? Has anyone found it beneficial to take the PSAT as a sophomore?

8 months ago

Hey there! Taking the PSAT as a sophomore can definitely be beneficial as a low-stakes practice round before your junior year, when the scores could qualify you for scholarships like the National Merit Scholarship program. Think of it as a no-pressure opportunity to familiarize yourself with the exam format and types of questions you'll encounter. Plus, by taking it early, you'll get a sense of which areas you're strong in and which ones you might want to work on before the real deal. This can help you create a focused study plan. For instance, if you find you're acing the writing section but struggling with math, you know where to concentrate your efforts. And remember, practice tests are a great tool, but experiencing the real testing environment can be invaluable. Just make sure you're balancing your preparation with other important aspects of sophomore year. Good luck!

8 months ago

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