Am I getting dumber or is Barron's PSATs just retarded?

<p>Last Oct I took the PSAT as a sophomore and I got an 80 in math.</p>

<p>I took the SAT reasoning this Jan and got a 790 in math. </p>

<p>However, I decided to practice a little bit of PSATs yesterday and today (since this is the year it counts) and I'm getting like 66s and 69s on the practice tests for math... I don't know if Barron's is harder, or if I'm just making dumb mistakes after doing nothing this summer but hang out with friends, a bit of APUSH summer hw, and community service. Thoughts?</p>

<p>yeah, i think you're getting dumber</p>

<p>Yeah probably.</p>

<p>Barron's makes everyone dumber.</p>

<p>Good practice if it's harder than the real thing though, right? I remember I had a Math IIC Subject Test prep book from Barron's which I consistently got 500-600s on their practice tests and got a 800 on the real thing...</p>

<p>no, its just you</p>

<p>Maybe it's both.</p>

<p>I'm favoring the "I'm getting dumber" theory.</p>

<p>yep. definitely getting dumber</p>

<p>barrons makes everything harder. I like princeton</p>

<p>no, Kaplan's better.</p>

<p>I would assume you're getting dumber ;P</p>

<p>Another vote for dumber.</p>

<p>McGraw Hill makes the most accurate PSAT's, even more so than CB itself</p>

<p>Try Kaplan. You'll get smarter.</p>

<p>I just used Barrons PSAT for the vocabulary list they have. :)</p>

My Barron's score is lower than my score on the real thing.


<p>The sky is falling! The sky is falling! NO WAY! Impossible.</p>

<p>Relax, you aren't getting dumber. Barron's is useless; it is way too hard and does not properly reflect the type/difficulty of questions on the PSAT.</p>

<p>We're mocking you because this has been asked before.</p>

<p>these last few posts totally ruined it</p>

<p>Can't believe you've made 136 posts already and didn't see the exact same thread, which was bumped for a year (with a big gap tho) until three weeks before.</p>