PSAT’s coming up!

By Sammy Budney

Many students are not looking forward to the PSAT coming up. I’ve asked a few Juniors how they feel about the test. This is what they had to say:

Lauren Gardner:

Q: How are you feeling about the PSAT?

A: I think it is good. It helps people get a feel for how much they know and how prepared they are.

Q: Are you nervous?

A: I’m kind of nervous, just a little about how I’ll do.

Q: How are you planning on studying or getting ready for the test?

A: I’ll probably just review the materials.

Alli Anderson:

Q: How are you feeling about the PSAT?

A: I feel the PSAT is good practice to get to know what the actual SAT will be like and the PSAT help prepare us for it.

Q: Are you nervous?

A: I’m not as nervous for the PSAT as I will be for SAT. I took the PSAT last year so I have an idea about what it will be like.

Q: How are you planning on studying or getting ready for the test?

A: I will study, probably using a SAT study book.

Alana Finck:

Q: How are you feeling about the PSAT?

A: I think the PSAT is good because it gives you a chance to know what you still have to study for for the actual SAT.

Q: Are you nervous?

A: I am not really nervous for the PSAT because I’ve been studying for it online. I know I’m not going to get the best grade but that’s the whole point. You’re supposed to take them so when the real thing comes you’ll be prepared.

Q: How are you planning on studying or getting ready for the test?

A: I have been studying online and reviewing.

 

The few people I talked to all seem to have a positive attitude toward the PSAT. The tests are just a way for the students to get a feel for how the SAT actually works. I kept getting questions about if the test shows up on your transcript. I can tell you that it does not. This test is simply a “practice run” for the real SAT. Taking the PSAT is a really good idea.  It lets you see how the real test is going to work because these are tests that aren’t like regular tests. Guidance counselors came into homeroom last week to hand out a packet about the PSAT coming up. They also told you about the website “Prepme” on the Naviance account. It is a program Shen purchased this year to help kids get ready for the PSAT and even the SAT!

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