Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Share feedback related to your experience on College Confidential to help us shape future initiatives.

PSAT & SAT difficulty

aisgzdavinciaisgzdavinci Registered User Posts: 1,997 Senior Member
edited December 2007 in SAT Preparation
Is the CR section of the SAT as hard as the PSAT? Ditto to writing section except the essay.
Post edited by aisgzdavinci on

Replies to: PSAT & SAT difficulty

  • mayiplzgovertigomayiplzgovertigo Registered User Posts: 424 Member
    my PSAT scores were 60WR, 64 CR, 64M

    my SAT scores were 730W(11E), 690 CR, 750 M

    imho, there is no real correlation between the diffculty of the two
  • D-YuD-Yu Registered User Posts: 995 Member
    i've heard that the SAT is more difficult, and you have to remember fatigue. The grading curve is less brutal though
  • you'llsee...you'llsee... Registered User Posts: 4,535 Senior Member
    simple answer:

    it depends on the person...some will score higher, others lower. I doubt there is an actual way to tell which is harder.

    with that said...in my opinion, the SAT is "harder", b/c it is much longer, and the math is more "difficult".
  • arachnophobia12arachnophobia12 Registered User Posts: 2,722 Senior Member
    "the math is more "difficult."-i agree, and i think the essay component makes the sat a tad more difficult than the psat, too.
This discussion has been closed.