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Do formula sheets come with the PSAT, or should I memorize everything?

I'm in the midst of prepping for the PSAT and I heard mixed things about formula sheets being provided during the test. Does the PSAT give you formulas, or do I need to memorize all of them beforehand? Trying to plan my study schedule effectively!

8 months ago

It's great that you're thinking ahead about the PSAT and how to prepare effectively! For the PSAT, you won't be provided with a formula sheet during the test. So yes, you'll need to memorize the formulas. However, keep in mind that many of the formulas you'll need to use are ones that you've probably come across frequently in your math classes. These might include the quadratic formula, slope-intercept form, and various geometric area and volume formulas. To help you prepare, I suggest creating your own formula sheet as you study, and regularly review it until you feel comfortable with all of them.

Additionally, practicing with PSAT-specific study materials and taking practice tests can be a really helpful way to cement these formulas in your memory, as you'll see them applied in various contexts. This strategy should help you become more familiar with the types of questions on the PSAT and you might find that many formulas become second nature through practical application. Best of luck in your studying!

8 months ago

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