PSAT ( The Preliminary SAT ) Exam Preparation

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Sophomores in high school may take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, commonly referred to as the PSAT test. As the name suggests, this is a test designed to measure the same sorts of skills as, and prepare students for, the SAT test which is given to high school juniors. Everyone who has a chance to take the PSAT should certainly take advantage of it. Not only does it give your valuable practice for the SAT, by revealing what areas you may need to work on, but if you do well, you can also qualify for some of the millions of dollars of scholarship money from the National Merit Scholarship competition.

The PSAT includes the same types of critical reading, math, and writing skills multiple choice questions as the SAT Reasoning Test.

PSAT Format

The PSAT test is a challenging test, which is mostly multiple choice. There is no essay required, and you're allowed to bring a calculator. The test takes a little over two hours, and covers three areas: Critical Reading is 48 questions which are focused on both critical reading skills and sentence completion exercises. Math contains 28 multiple choice and 10 grid in questions testing your skills in basic math, algebra, geometry, data analysis, measurement, and statistics and probability. Writing Skills is 39 questions looking for your skills at identifying errors in written materials, and your skill at improving both sentences and paragraphs.

Sentence Completion questions measure your knowledge of the meanings of words and ability to understand how the different parts of a sentence logically fit together.

The math section of the PSAT/NMSQT requires a basic knowledge of number and operation; algebra and functions (though not content covered in third-year math classes--content that will appear on the new SAT); geometry and measurement; and data analysis, statistics, and probability. You can use a calculator to answer math questions, but no question on the test requires a calculator.

Identifying Sentence Errors questions test your knowledge of grammar, usage, word choice, and idiom. You are required to find errors in sentences or indicate that there is no error.

Improving Sentences questions ask you to choose the best, most effective form of an underlined portion of a given sentence. Package For PSAT provides the package of 75 hrs for PSAT Preparation for $750 .

Subject Topics
Algebra Equations, Quadratic Equations, Roots and Expressions, Inequalities
Arithmetic Numbers, Fractions, Decimals, Percentage, Average, Surds, Ratio, Proportions, Discounts
Geometry Lines and  Angles, Straight Line, Polygons, Triangles, Squares, Circles, Solids, 3D Geometry
Data Analysis Data Interpretation, Avg and Median, Probability, Sequences, Counting
Critical Reading Sentence Completion, Reading Comprehension, Paired Passages,
Writing Nouns and Pronouns, Verb Tense, Verb Tense, Idiom, Comparisons, Sentence Structure
Paragraph Structure Secondary Errors, The Essay, Identifying Sentence Errors,