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PSAT Essentials: What should I bring on test day?

So the test is coming up and I'm a bit nervous. Can anyone tell me what I definitely need to bring with me for the PSAT? I want to make sure I don't forget anything important.

8 months ago

I totally understand the pre-test jitters, but rest assured, you'll be just fine if you go in prepared! On the day of the PSAT, there are a few essential items you'll need to have with you.

Firstly, bring your photo ID and your test admission ticket; without these, you won't be permitted to take the test.

A couple of No. 2 pencils with erasers are a must - mechanical pencils aren't allowed.

Definitely bring an approved calculator with fresh batteries, as some of the math sections will permit its use.

It's a good idea to pack a watch (without an audible alarm) to keep track of your time, since not all testing rooms will have a clock.

Snacks and a bottle of water for breaks can help maintain your energy levels.

Lastly, wear layers so you can adjust to the room's temperature and stay comfortable throughout the test.

Remember, you've prepped for this and packing these items the night before will allow you to focus on doing your best without worrying about forgetting anything crucial. Good luck!

8 months ago

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