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Recommendations for effective PSAT prep courses?

Okay, so I'm looking at my options for PSAT prep and considering taking a course. Has anyone taken one they thought was really effective? Or should I just stick to self-study?

8 months ago

Hey there! That's a great question. When it comes to PSAT prep, different students find success with different methods. Since the PSAT is a precursor to the SAT, some courses can be beneficial for laying a good foundation for both tests. I've had students who have had positive experiences with both in-person and online courses, with providers like Kaplan or The Princeton Review - they offer structured classes and lots of practice material. However, if you're a disciplined self-starter, free resources like Khan Academy can be just as effective. Their partnership with the College Board ensures that the practice material is very relevant to what you'll see on the actual test. My advice would be to assess your learning style and test-taking skills honestly. If you find yourself needing more structured help or feedback, a prep course might be worth it. If you're comfortable studying on your own and staying motivated, self-study could be sufficient. Good luck with your preparation!

8 months ago

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