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Best methods for scoring a practice PSAT?

What's up, guys! This might be a silly question, but how do you actually go about scoring a practice PSAT? I've done a couple of practice tests but I'm kinda unsure if I'm doing it right. Any tips or insights would be super helpful!

8 months ago

Hey there! Definitely not a silly question at all—practicing for the PSAT is a great way to prepare for the actual test. The best method is to simulate the testing environment as much as possible. Find a quiet space, time yourself, and take the test in one go if you can. Afterward, score your test using the answer key provided by the College Board, and make sure to review the explanations for any questions you got wrong to understand your mistakes.

Also, the College Board and Khan Academy have partnered together to offer free official practice tests and scoring tools. You can use their resources to not only take practice tests but also to work on practice problems in areas where you're struggling. This targeted practice can really boost your score. And one more thing: remember to work on your time management during the practice tests, as that's key to performing well on the PSAT. Good luck, and keep at it!

8 months ago

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