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Sophomore Strategy: To Study or Not to Study for the PSAT?

Alright, so I’m a sophomore and I'm wondering if I should be hitting the books for the PSAT already, or is it too early? I want to do well, but I'm not sure if it's crucial to start studying just yet. Thoughts?

7 months ago

Hello! It's great that you're thinking ahead about your PSAT. As a sophomore, it's not crucial to start rigorous study for the PSAT, but it can be beneficial to familiarize yourself with the test format and question types. This can be done through light practice or review over the summer or fall. The PSAT you take in your junior year is the one that qualifies for National Merit scholarships, so many students start to prepare more seriously in their junior year. However, by starting early, you can reduce stress and set a steady pace for yourself. Consider using resources like the College Board's official practice tests or Khan Academy. Taking practice tests can highlight areas you may want to focus on next year. Remember to balance preparation with your current coursework, extracurriculars, and well-being. Best of luck!

7 months ago

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