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SAT: 720 math
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Freshman PSAT scores and next steps?

Just got my PSAT score back and I'm at a 1060. I'm a freshman and feeling a bit anxious. Should I be happy with this? What can I do over the next couple of years to boost my score? Does anyone have tips or resources they found helpful?

7 months ago

First of all, congratulations on taking the PSAT as a freshman! It's fantastic that you're starting to think about this early on. A 1060 is a solid starting point, and you have ample time to improve it. Since the PSAT is aligned with the SAT, the skills you develop now can definitely help you down the line.

To boost your score, focus on consistent practice. You might want to start by identifying your strengths and areas for growth based on your PSAT score report. Once you know this, personalized practice can be highly effective. The College Board and Khan Academy collaborate to offer free, personalized SAT practice that can help you improve.

Similar resources and practice tests can give you regular feedback on your progress. Additionally, reading widely and engaging with challenging texts can do wonders for the evidence-based reading and writing section. CollegeVine offers many articles full of PSAT tips and advice here: https://blog.collegevine.com/category/standardized-tests/psat/

As you continue with your preparation, remember to stay balanced. Keep up with your school work, extracurricular activities, and allow yourself time to relax. Regular and well-rounded engagement with learning will inherently contribute to improving your PSAT and eventually SAT scores.

7 months ago

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