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Tips on acing the PSAT with minimal study?

I've been really swamped with junior year work, but I want to do well on the PSAT. Has anyone been in a similar situation and still aced it? Any last-minute tips or strategies would be super appreciated!

8 months ago

Absolutely, many students find themselves in your shoes with the demands of junior year piling on. The good news is, the PSAT is similar in structure to the SAT, so any prior preparation for standardized tests can be quite beneficial. A couple of quick tips for last-minute prep: focus on the areas you’re strongest in to ensure you can maximize those sections, skim through some practice questions to familiarize yourself with the question formats, and refresh some basic math formulas, as these are easy points if you remember them. Make sure you’re well-rested the night before—cognitive function is significantly improved with adequate sleep. Remember, while preparing thoroughly is ideal, many students do well by applying their foundational knowledge and test-taking skills. Stay calm, and approach the test with a positive attitude. Good luck!

8 months ago

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