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What's the best way to prepare effectively for PSAT 8/9?

I know I'm a bit ahead of the game here, being in the 8th grade and all, but I'm curious about the PSAT 8/9. What should I be doing right now to prep for it? Does it differ a lot from the normal PSAT/NMSQT and, if so, how should my prep change?

8 months ago

It's great to see your initiative, and it's never too early to start thinking about standardized tests! The PSAT 8/9 is a preliminary test that helps students start to prepare for the higher-level exams like the PSAT/NMSQT and the SAT. To prep effectively, focus on building strong foundational skills in reading, writing, and math. Ensure you're comfortable with the material you're learning in school, as the PSAT 8/9 covers concepts you should be familiar with at your grade level.

For additional preparation, there are free online resources and official College Board materials you can use. Practice tests are particularly useful because they give you a sense of the question format and time constraints. Just a little bit of consistent study over time can make a big difference. As you do more practice, you'll become more familiar with the test's style and content, which naturally enhances your confidence and performance. Remember, the PSAT 8/9 is a stepping stone, so use it as an opportunity to identify areas where you can grow and improve as you continue your academic journey.

8 months ago

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