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Strategies for boosting PSAT Writing and Language score?

Hey everyone! I'm in a bit of a pickle here because my PSAT Writing score is dragging down my composite. Grammar isn't my strong suit. Any tips on how to work on this would be super helpful!

8 months ago

Hello there! It's fantastic that you're taking the initiative to improve your PSAT Writing score. One strategy that often helps is focusing on the common grammar rules that the PSAT tends to test, like punctuation, subject-verb agreement, and pronoun usage. Dedicate some time each day to practice these areas. A resource that could be immensely helpful is the free practice materials on the College Board website, which provide not only practice questions but also detailed explanations of the answers. Another strategy is to read widely – articles, books, essays – anything that's well-edited. This will help you get a feel for correct grammar 'in action.' Additionally, you could use some writing-focused resources such as the grammar review on the Khan Academy or books like 'The Elements of Style' by Strunk and White to brush up on the rules. And don't forget to take practice tests under timed conditions to build your test-taking endurance. It’s all about identifying your weak spots and methodically working to improve them. Keep a positive mindset, practice consistently, and you will see progress in your score. Good luck!

8 months ago

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