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SAT: 720 math
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What to know for the PSAT and how to best prepare?

With the PSAT coming up, I want to make sure I'm not missing anything crucial. What are the key things to know for the PSAT, and does anyone have strategies for effective preparation? Any advice would be seriously appreciated!

8 months ago

Understanding the format of the PSAT is an important first step. The test includes sections on Evidence-Based Reading, Writing and Language, and Math. Knowing the types of questions you'll encounter in each section can really help focus your study plan.

For preparation, I recommend starting with a practice test to identify your strong and weak areas. The College Board offers official practice tests that mirror the actual PSAT format. After you know where you need to improve, targeted practice is key. Use resources like Khan Academy for tailored practice problems. Another strategy is to create a study schedule that allows you to practice consistently without burning out.

Remember, while this test can familiarize you with the SAT format and potentially qualify you for National Merit recognition, it's also a low-risk way to sharpen your test-taking skills. Do your best to prepare and use this as a learning opportunity. Good luck!

8 months ago

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