While you wait for your PSAT scores to come out in December, spend some time now checking out the ACT and taking a practice test so that once December arrives, you can sit down with both sets of scores and decide which road you’re heading down.
At this point, junior year is in full swing, and you now understand what all your upperclassmen friends have been warning you about. You’ve likely got a test or paper under your belt in each of your classes and are in the process of finding the balance of managing a heavier workload and more responsibility in your extracurriculars. And now you realize that the PSAT is next week. Oh, great. Here comes the College Board to put its big, fat, number two pencil-stained thumb on the scale and throw everything out of whack again. Well, it doesn’t have to be that way if you keep the PSAT in perspective. Here are a few things to think about as you prepare to run the first of the gauntlet of standardized tests coming at you this year.
We’re not saying you should be starting your college search right now! In fact, we’re firm believers that high school should be and is more than just pre-college. But there will come a time in the not-too-distant future when you’ll be really wanting some help from that college counselor – and so will pretty much everyone else in your grade.
As you look ahead at the jump from sophomore to junior year, how soon should you start test prep? Director of Instruction Aaron Golumbfskie offers his perspective on how best to determine when to test and when to begin test prep.
Aaron Golumbfskie, PrepMatters' Director of Education, discusses the lessons we can take away from finishing the gauntlet of high school standardized tests that linger long after we've put down all our No. 2 pencils.
Improving your score on a standardized test requires you to not only understand the material on the test but also a little about yourself. Take time to reflect. After all, you’ve already spent over three hours on it, so it’s worth investing a bit more to make sure you make the most out of the results you’ve achieved.
Tuesday was the first day of spring, which is great news for most people but perhaps not if you’re a...