PSAT prep, first time taking practice test

<p>I'm taking a practice PSAT through my school in a couple weeks, through my school. I'm a sophomore, its practice, but should still prep for this one? I REALLY want to be an NMF and I'm not a great test taker (27 ACT), but I'm planning on studying a lot over the summer for the PSAT/SAT and ACT.</p>

<p>Would it be better to get my raw, 1st time, abilities and use them to build off? Or is it better to just start now? I'm guessing I'll get around a 180, and I'll need about a 215 to be NMF in Ohio...</p>

<p>I'd really love to get one of those full rides offered by schools like Alabama and Arizona State. </p>


<p>You could take one raw to see where you stand, and then study a lot, or just study a little bit now and take it, and then see where you need to improve. I don't think one way is any better than the other, except perhaps if you want to see larger "gains" in score.</p>

<p>I really don't care about how big my gains are, just as long as the final product is good. I'm little towards a minimal amount of study time, or perhaps none, to see where I really need the most help.</p>


<p>Ok another question. Do you think it would be a good idea to take the SAT for the first time in June? School will be out for a week, I'll be studying then, hoping for a decent score, but something to build off for the PSAT and the SAT in the fall.</p>

<p>bump, anyone else?</p>