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Duke University
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Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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PSAT Prep Advice for a Junior?

I'm starting to stress out about the PSAT coming up next year. Any tips or resources that really helped you prepare? How did you guys manage to balance the prep with our already insane junior year schedule?

8 months ago

I completely understand the pressure that comes with preparing for the PSAT, especially in your junior year when you have so many other commitments. Here's a tip: start preparing during the summer. This is a great time to build a solid foundation without the distractions of your regular school year tasks. When it comes to resources, the College Board's official PSAT practice tests are a must. They simulate the actual test's format and types of questions you'll encounter.

Besides that, Khan Academy offers great free resources that are specifically tailored to the PSAT - you can even link it with your College Board account for personalized practice. Now, during the school year, try to establish a consistent study schedule. Even if it's just 10-15 minutes a day, or a question or two here and there on your way to and from school, it's about creating a routine—don’t overlook the power of short, focused study sessions over cramming!

Lastly, remember to take care of yourself. If you notice prep is becoming overwhelming, it's perfectly okay to take a step back and breathe. The PSAT is important for National Merit considerations, but it won't make or break your college admissions. Keep things in perspective, and don't hesitate to ask your teachers or a school counselor for advice — they're here to help you through this process. Good luck!

8 months ago

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