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# Guessing Penalty Psat?

Registered User Posts: 382 Junior Member
edited October 2004
IS THERE ONE!!??!

so confused.

probably not a good thing if i dont know at this point.
Post edited by Serin on

## Replies to: Guessing Penalty Psat?

• Registered User Posts: 77 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.
• Registered User Posts: 382 Junior Member
im dense today

so if i dont answer will it hurt me less or more?
• Registered User Posts: 77 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.
• Registered User Posts: 382 Junior Member
if u dont answer how much do u lose
• Registered User Posts: 77 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.
• Registered User Posts: 382 Junior Member
ohhh thanks :)
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