Tips for the PSAT

Tips for the PSAT

The PSAT is literally right around the corner and they will be taken by the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The Preliminary SAT, also known as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States. The test is mainly an opportunity for juniors to earn the National Merit Scholarship, administered by the National Merit Scholarship. Here are a few test-taking strategies to help you prepare for the PSAT.

  1. Start with the easy questions.
  2. Letter of the Day
  3. Plenty of rest

When you do the easy questions first, you spend less time thinking and more time answering. Answering the questions that you are most confident in allows you to go back and do the much harder questions first. Time management is key on the PSAT, so make sure to use your time wisely.

“Letter of the Day” is a concept where in case you are running out of time, you pick one letter and bubble that letter for the questions you haven’t finished. It may seem counterintuitive at first, because it allows you to have more of a chance to get one of those right.

As teenagers, we know but also underestimate the power of sleep. Believe me, staying up late is fun and all, but that good night’s rest is crucial to making good choices on the PSAT, even though there is no wrong-answer penalty. For my insomniacs out there, try listening to some videos that are good for sleep, like Delta waves or ASMR.

The PSAT is only six days away, so please make sure to take care of yourself. School is important, and so is your mental health. Good luck on the PSAT!