How to Make Your Own PSAT Study Schedule

The PSAT may be the first standardized test that a student takes, and while it may be less important than the SAT, that does not mean that one should not study for it. Creating a schedule to prepare for the PSAT will help students succeed at this test and provide a platform for when the student needs to begin studying …

Time Management for the PSAT

The PSAT takes months to prepare and study for, so by the time students get ready to take the test, they should try not to waste a single second as each one counts. Time management for the PSAT is challenging, especially since the writing section notoriously has more questions than the minutes allotted. We have put together a guide of …

National Merit Scholarship: PSAT/NMSQT

Paying for college can be a daunting task, so many seek out scholarships to help cover the cost of tuition. For high school seniors looking to get into college, there are two types of scholarships. There are need-based financial aid and award-based financial aid. The National Merit Scholarship is offered by taking the PSAT/NMSQT and falls into the latter type …

Breakdown of the PSAT: Timing & Content

In our previous blog about the PSAT, we talked about the benefits of the test and explained the difference between the three different types of tests. We also briefly mentioned the timing of each test, but this will be a more comprehensive breakdown of the PSAT that will look into the scoring, contents of the exam, best practices, and what …

Why Should Students Take the PSAT?

Many students feel unsure if they should take the PSAT or if it is worth taking seriously. Some have called the PSAT a prelude to the SAT or an SAT that doesn’t count. But this label may be a bit unfair because taking the PSAT offers some distinct advantages. This article will explain what the PSAT is all about and …

PSAT Scoring, Scaling and Strategy Explained

Since 1971, the PSAT which is known as the Preliminary SAT or the National Scholarship Qualifying test is offered once every year in October.  While the PSAT in reality is just a practice test, there are several reasons as to why it is important and you should give it your best effort if you decide to take it. The first …

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What is the PSAT?

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Why Taking Practice Tests Will Increase Your Score

Taking one SAT seems boring enough, right? So why would you want to take one, two, or even eight more? Well, as it turns out, there are plenty of reasons you should. Whether you’re gearing up to take the SAT or the ACT, you’re probably wondering what the best way to prepare is. Rather than trying to tackle a ton …

Understanding Your PSAT Score

If you’re a junior in high school, it’s likely you took the PSAT this past fall. Scores for those tests will be arriving soon, and here’s what you need to know about them: When Will You Get Your Score Unlike the SAT and other standardized tests you may take, scores for the PSAT are delivered first to your school and …