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Title: The PSAT


1
The PSAT
2
College Admission Test (SAT/ACT)
  • Who?
  • Four-year college bound students
  • Why?
  • Required for admission to all 4-year institutions
    used as PART of the selection process
  • Used to compare academic preparation and ability
    of college applicants
  • Determine if students have the math, reading, and
    writing skills necessary to succeed in college
  • When?
  • Spring of your junior year and again in the fall
    of senior year

3
Why take the PSAT?
  • Practice for the SAT I
  • Specific feedback given on areas to improve
  • Compete for National Merit Scholarships
  • College mailing lists

4
Whats on the PSAT?
  • Two 25-minute Critical Reading sections. The 48
    questions include sentence completions and
    passage-based reading questions.
  • Two 25-minute Math sections. The 38 questions
    include multiple choice and student-produced,
    grid-in responses.
  • Math topics include numbers, operations,
    algebra and functions, geometry and measurement,
    data analysis, statistics, and probability.
  • One 30-minute Writing Skills
  • section. The 39 questions include
  • identifying sentence errors, improving
  • sentences, and improving paragraphs.

5
Math Grid-In response
6
How do you prepare?
  • High school course selection
  • Problem solving activities
  • Read
  • Test prep courses
  • Commercial study kits
  • Familiarize yourself with test format,
    organization, types of questions, and scoring
  • Student bulletin. Do the practice test!
  • Visit the PSAT website http//www.collegeboard.c
    om/student/testing/psat/about.html

7
An added bonus from PSAT!
  • When you sign up for the PSAT, the MyRoad online
    exploration tool becomes available to you!
  • www.collegeboard.com/psatextra
  • Personality profiler college major and career
    suggestions
  • College search
  • Information from people working in their
    respective fields
  • 67 profiles of academic fields
  • Articles covering over 450 different occupations

8
Registering for the PSAT
  • Registration is from Wed. the 8th through Wed.
    the 15th, before and after school or during lunch
    at the Bookkeeping Office
  • Registration is until available test seating is
    full, so register early!
  • Cost is 17.50, cash or check.
  • Checks payable to Snohomish
  • High School.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.

9
Test Day!
  • Saturday, October 18th in the PAC
  • Doors open at 730. Testing will begin at
  • 800, sharp. LATE ARRIVALS WILL NOT BE
    ADMITTED!
  • Bring receipt of payment and picture I.D.
  • Bring at least 2 sharpened, 2 pencils
  • Bring a 4-function, scientific or graphing
    calculator if you choose. No questions require a
    calculator, but you may wish to have one.
    Calculators cannot be shared.
  • The test will be over at about 1100 a.m. The
    test is timed, and you will not be allowed to
    leave early.
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