By: Fateha Syed
Mt. Hebron students will be taking their PSAT on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Every year the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United States jointly offer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, a national academic assessment.
Some students do not take the PSAT seriously because it does not “count” while others study for it and do their best. English teacher and SAT tutor Suzanne Aubin gave her intake on the PSAT.
“I think it gives students an idea for what to expect but doesn’t necessarily prepare them for it, they need to learn the strategies in order to answer the questions,” Aubin said.
To help prepare students, a practice packet is given out so that students can get an idea of what the test looks like as well as practice.
Scoring one of the highest scores on the PSAT with 1490 out of 1520, senior and National Merit semifinalist Akhil Karumuri gave his input to students on how to study and better prepare for the test.
“Take practice tests, find your weaknesses. For me, I am weak at English so I worked and focused more on reading. I was already studying for the SAT so I guess that helped with the PSAT. I also did practice tests and used khan academy.” He stated.
From most people’s perspectives, the PSAT is an eye-opener and gives you an idea of where you are and what you need to work on.
Mt Hebron junior Nancy Antwi stated, “Try not to stress about it since it’s your first time and there is always time for improvement. This is just to get an idea of where you are at so you can use it as a baseline for where you are at.”
With the PSAT approaching, students are becoming more educated on why the PSAT is important and why it should be taken seriously.
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