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Why The PSAT/NMSQT Matters

The PSAT is a standardized test that can provide hands on practice for the SAT.  In order to be considered for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, you need to take the PSAT.  The PSAT carries no bearing towards college admissions, unless you earn top scores.  For those who think the scholarship is too far of a reach, it still has it’s benefits.  Students are able to discover their strengths and weaknesses because they can review their test results.

 Understanding where your weaknesses lie as a junior should allow enough time to focus on those subjects and be fully prepared come the SAT.  Students are also able to familiarize themselves with the structure of the test, as well as see how the questions are formatted.  With the SAT having a reputation for featuring questions aimed at tricking you, this is a good way to prepare, so you won’t be alarmed by it on the day of the test.

 Whatever you do, don’t underestimate the PSAT.  The benefits of taking the PSAT can go a long way towards achieving a favorable score on the SAT, building confidence and even earning some scholarship money.

 For more information on how to improve your score, contact Dov Landau, the Director of College Admissions at Top Test Prep. Top Test Prep is the elite one on one tutoring and admissions company featuring some of the best and brightest tutors and admission experts in the business.   Dov can be reached at 202-618-4474.