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What topics should I study for the PSAT?

I'm planning to take the PSAT next year and I want to start preparing early. Can someone break down the main topics covered on the PSAT? Just want to make sure I cover all my bases while studying.

8 months ago

That's a fantastic initiative to start preparing early for the PSAT! The PSAT is structured similarly to the SAT, covering primarily Math, Evidence-Based Reading, and Writing.

For Math, you'll want to brush up on algebra, problem-solving, data analysis, and some advanced math concepts. The Reading section focuses on your ability to comprehend and analyze texts from literature, history/social studies, and sciences. Writing assesses your understanding of grammar, punctuation, and structure.

One way to tackle your preparation is to review these subjects in your school classes and reinforce your learning with PSAT-specific materials. For example, when you're covering algebra in math class, take some extra time to solve PSAT practice problems. This not only helps with your school curriculum but also gets you familiar with the type of questions you'll see on the test.

And don't forget to read a variety of texts to bolster your reading comprehension and analysis skills. Practice tests can be particularly helpful to get a feel for the exam's format and timing, so I would recommend incorporating those into your study plan as well.

8 months ago

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