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Guessing Penalty Psat?

SerinSerin Posts: 382Registered User Junior Member
IS THERE ONE!!??!

so confused.

probably not a good thing if i dont know at this point.
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Replies to: Guessing Penalty Psat?

  • anastasia_banastasia_b Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
    yes, there is. 1/4 point off, i believe. if you can eliminate even 1 answer choice, it ends up not being a 'penalty' though. probability determines that.

    i never omit, though, because that guarantees NO point.
  • fabriziofabrizio Posts: 5,564Registered User Senior Member
    I try never to omit.

    If I absolutely cannot eliminate anything, then guessing will give me a 20% chance of getting the right answer.
  • SerinSerin Posts: 382Registered User Junior Member
    im dense today

    so if i dont answer will it hurt me less or more?
  • anastasia_banastasia_b Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
    if you have ABSOLUTELY no clue, it's fine to omit. but if you can eliminate any choices, it's usually better to guess. even on math ones. just because you don't know how to work through the problem doesn't mean you can't recognize when an answer obviously won't work.
  • SerinSerin Posts: 382Registered User Junior Member
    if u dont answer how much do u lose
  • anastasia_banastasia_b Posts: 77Registered User Junior Member
    don't actually LOSE any points, but you lose the opportunity to gain one. so if you omit 4 (out of let's say 60) and get the rest right, your raw score is 56.
    if you guess on all those four and get two correct, your raw score is 57.5.
    if you get one right, it's 56.25, still better than if you omitted all four.
  • SerinSerin Posts: 382Registered User Junior Member
    ohhh thanks :)
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