Sophomore here, took the PSAT and did poorly.
Hello all! I'll try to summarize somewhat quickly.
This past October, I decided to take a PSAT as a sophomore just for the sake of extra experience and practice. These scores won't be on my record, but I thought it would be helpful to take the opportunity.
Turns out, I did pretty badly. That said, I didn't prepare at all for it, nor did I embrace it into my schedule. Instead, I sort of just went with the hits, which meant I only got 6 hours of sleep before the test.
So here's my scores. Laugh at me all you want, but I'd like to know how greatly I can expect my scores to change when I take the PSAT as a junior. Hopefully these score's don't imply that I'm going to do horribly on the real PSAT and SAT.
Critical Reading: 54 / 17 Wrong / 0 Omits
Let's see.. CR went pretty badly. I should have taken a little time to devise a strategy for taking each section, but I didn't, and it obviously shows.
Mathematics: 62 / 8 Wrong / 0 Omits
Ran out of time at the end. Another issue with strategy.
Writing Skills: 66 / 5 Wrong/ 0 Omits
I missed 3 in the "Identifying Sentence Errors" section and two in the "Improving Sentences" section.
Well, I hope these scores don't mean I'm doomed to a bad record as a junior. I get really good grades with the hardest schedule possible. I go to one of the top 15 private schools in the US. Sadly, I couldn't get to any of the practice sessions with our resident all-around strategy teacher or do any practice on my own. Remember, I'm a sophomore.
What do you guys think? Any people here take it as a sophomore and do as badly as I did?