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PSAT Practice Booklet

spratleyjspratleyj Posts: 582Registered User Member
edited October 2009 in SAT Preparation
Does anybody know how reliable the PSAT practice test, that you get when you sign up, is? I did it today.... and got like a 58 writing! Which sucks because I'm going to need around an 65 to get national merit. Anyways, I was wondering if it was officially college board sanctioned material.
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  • notajingoistnotajingoist Posts: 51Registered User Junior Member
    i think it's actually a previous PSAT...idk
    when i did the practice, i felt like i had already done the exact same questions last year...
  • HarambeeHarambee Posts: 2,604Registered User Senior Member
    ^Yeah, I think the PSAT practice booklet for 2009 is a previously administered PSAT.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    I took it yesterday and found it to be laughably easy; I got a 240 with at least 5-6 minutes left on each section.

    So, I hope it's reliable. :)
  • IndianjattIndianjatt Posts: 784Registered User Member
    Damn, you are very smart silverturtle.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    I've just been at this SAT thing for a long time.
  • PWDPWD Posts: 40Registered User Junior Member
    I got a 229 on petersons online PSAT. how reliable is that?
  • xxrunningonemptyxxrunningonempty Posts: 2,158Registered User Member
    Lol...I hope it's reliable b/c my CR score was 79, which I thought was a big joke, considering that I don't usually score higher than a 60 on CR section..
  • IndianjattIndianjatt Posts: 784Registered User Member
    Well I can give you guys some advice. I bought a lot of PSAT booklets and I scored reasonably well on CR S.C. 15-17 correct, but the real SAT shook me up.
  • pokratpokrat Posts: 92Registered User Junior Member
    Imo, the test in the booklet was way too easy. It seemed the writing was much too easy and the CR had obvious answers.
  • mabsjenbu123mabsjenbu123 Posts: 2,770Registered User Senior Member
    I agree that it was easy

    I did every math section in less than 11 minutes and every reading section in less than 15 minutes. I didnt check over anything and still got 219
  • cornetking222cornetking222 Posts: 994Registered User Member
    Silverturtle, you amaze me every time I see your posts.

    Being my pathetic self, I only got a 221. :(
  • IndianjattIndianjatt Posts: 784Registered User Member
    A 221, by all means, is not bad. If you got that on a real SAT, your SAT score will not be the deciding factor on why you got in to the school you wanted or did not get in.
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    In most states a 221 warrants National Merit Semifinalist status.
  • shahdinshahdin Posts: 2,180- Senior Member
    Can someone explain the last grid in math question in the 2009 PSAT booklet. It was the only one I had a problem with.
    It was the one where 2.5 was the answer. Anyone please?
  • silverturtlesilverturtle Posts: 12,494Registered User Senior Member
    This is from another thread in which I responded to this question:

    "Draw it out. The line x=3.5 is 2.5 from the vertical line drawn through the circle's center. The radius is 2.5, so the exterior point must be a radial distance away. Therefore, the y is unchanged."
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