Most schools have had a chance to distribute PSAT scores from last October’s test. Here are some ideas of how you can get these numbers to work for you.
Your PSAT scores will not be sent to colleges or used for admissions purposes, so use your scores to identify strengths and weaknesses prior to taking the SAT this spring.
You want to prepare for next year’s PSAT, especially if your current score is over 170 because with practice, you may be able to qualify for National Merit recognition in your state.
Below are the most common areas for improvement:
Finally, use your PSAT results to set your expectations and future goals. If you are not a great test-taker, you probably aren’t shocked by less than perfect results. Try to match your PSAT scores to colleges that interest you and see how much you may need to improve.
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