Now that the end of October is upon us, juniors have taken the 2013 PSAT, and some students and parents are wondering: what’s next? If this is you, read on!
With the PSAT finished, it’s time to start thinking about SAT preparation (yes, already). Many students will take the March 2014 SAT, although some target the January SAT. AJ Tutoring offers an efficient and effective 9-session SAT program that teaches the content of the math, critical reading, and writing sections of the SAT, and also addresses test-taking techniques and strategies.
The PSAT differs from the SAT in a few ways:
- The PSAT is scored out of 240 points, while the SAT is scored out of 2400. To get an approximate SAT score, just add a zero to the end of the PSAT score. PSAT scores are usually released in December.
- Colleges consider SAT scores, not PSAT scores, for admission purposes. However, PSAT scores determine eligibility for the National Merit program.
- The PSAT is shorter than the SAT — about two-thirds the length.
- There is no essay on the PSAT, so the writing score on that test is determined solely on the basis of multiple-choice grammar questions.