Schools across the United States will administer the new Digital PSAT/NMSQT for the first time this October. Unlike in previous years, schools have much more flexibility in scheduling the PSAT when it is convenient for their students. Accordingly, some schools will have the PSAT early in the month and some later in the month. What are some specific things students can do to prepare for the Digital PSAT? For further free Digital PSAT resources, check our page here. Best of luck to everyone taking the upcoming Digital PSAT!
The College Board has made a comprehensive Digital SAT Question bank available on their website: https://satsuitequestionbank.collegeboard.org/digital/search You can select certain question types, like Rhetorical Synthesis or Transitions, and create a PDF document that features those questions. It looks like many of the questions are repeats from the Bluebook SAT tests and the Khan Academy questions, so be prepared to have some overlap between the questions in this database and the questions in those other resources. Even so, this will be a valuable tool for students trying to prepare for the Digital SAT and Digital PSAT.
August 16, 2023 | ACT, College Planning, Digital SAT, General Testing, High School, PSAT, SAT, Uncategorized
High school juniors in the United States have a very interesting year of testing options ahead of them. There are a total of four major tests that students will have the opportunity to take: the Digital PSAT, the Paper SAT, the ACT, and the Digital SAT. Who should focus on which of these different types of tests? Digital PSAT: Administered in the month of October through a student’s high school. Students who are trying to earn National Merit recognition should prepare for this exam. National Merit recognition generally applies to students who score in the 95th percentile or above, and
August 8, 2023 | ACT, College, College Essays, College Planning, Digital SAT, General Testing, PSAT, SAT, Test Optional
It was great to talk to Craig Meister of https://collegemeister.com/ and https://admissions.blog/ today. We discussed a wide range of topics during our 1.5 hour talk: the Digital SAT, test optional and test blind admissions, the ACT, and when it is necessary to have a test preparation tutor. I hope you find the discussion helpful! –Brian W. Stewart
I hope you can tune in on Tuesday, August 8th at 9 AM Eastern for an interview I am doing with college admissions expert Craig Meister: https://admissions.blog/digital-sat-all-you-need-to-know/ We will talk about all things Digital SAT. If you cannot make it for the live broadcast, the recording will be posted on YouTube later. See you soon! –Brian W. Stewart