Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by Minki Seo, Jan 15, 2016.
What is the new PSAT score that you should aim for in order to apply for the SLS program?
The best you can do.
^^ LOL I agree. No one should ever take a standardized test with the idea is it OK to miss a few questions. You should strive to get the best possible score. I am not sure how having a 'goal' in mind before taking these tests makes any difference.
Some people only read 3 of the 4 passages on the reading section of the ACT(which is a huge time crunch), and focus on those 3 sections. This strategy isn't all that great if your goal is a 36, but if your goal is a 25 it can be helpful. Based on what your goal is, there are different strategies you can use to achieve your goal.
If you go into the test with the mindset "I must get every single question correct and get a 36" then you will quickly come across a question that you don't understand and you will waste a ton of time trying to solve that one question and run out of time on the rest of the questions and get a worse score than you would have if you had just guessed on that question. It is ok to miss a few questions, and IMO you should go in with the mindset that it is ok to miss a few questions instead of the mindset that you must get every single question right. A person trying to get a 30 shouldn't spend 10 hours trying to learn logarithms because only 1 logarithm question shows up on each test. Not knowing how to do logarithms is ok if your goal is a 30, you can miss that one logarithm question and be ok. That person should spend those 10 hours refining their trigonometry skills because a lot more than 1 trig questions show up on each test and now being good at trig is not ok if your goal is a 30. Once you start getting really high scores, then you should focus on the finer points like logarithms.
I strongly disagree. You should strive for the best score you, personally, are capable of, and that might not be a 36. You might only be capable of getting a 25 in the reading section and the aforementioned strategy might be what allows you to get a 25. If that's the case, then use the strategy and get the best possible score your are capable of.
Ummmm ok whatever LOL !!!!
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