PSAT reading passages

<p>are PSAT reading passages good for practicing the critical reading section on SAT? :Da</p>

<p>Yes, the PSAT and SAT have the same types of questions.</p>

<p>yeahh i knew that too. but i heard from some people that the psat passages are slightly easier.</p>

<p>I don't think so.</p>

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the psat passages are slightly easier.

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<p>I don't think the passages on the PSAT are significantly more difficult or more simple than those on the SAT. I guess your friends may say that SAT passages are more difficult because some of the CR sections of the SAT come rather late in the test, after the fatigue sets in.</p>

<p>Would you say the same about the Writing section? Ie, would consistently scoring 80 on the PSAT Writing section translate to 800 on the SAT Writing Section? (I assume the Math section is slightly harder on the SAT, since it covers Algebra II topics.)</p>

<p>I found all of the multiple choice questions on the PSAT to be of the same difficulty as those on the SAT, including on Math.</p>

<p>Really! So in studying for the PSAT, am I basically studying for a (shorter version) of the SAT?</p>

<p>Yes, you are.</p>

<p>Cool :) I guess the SAT requires more endurance, though.</p>

<p>No thats wrong. Even collegboard themselves say PSAT is easier in the math portion.</p>

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No thats wrong. Even collegboard themselves say PSAT is easier in the math portion.

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<p>First of all, the curve makes it so that one test cannot be "easier" than the other; that term is inapplicable, and I would be surprised if the College Board had used it. Also, can you please cite this claim? The only one that I have heard to this effect is outdated and unsupported by the questions in the recent PSAT and SAT administrations.</p>