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Ch 7: About the PSAT Reading Test

About This Chapter

See how our PSAT Reading chapter can help you get ready for the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT). So you'll know what to expect on exam day, our short, fun videos can answer most of your general questions about the PSAT reading section and include an online quiz.

About the PSAT Test - Chapter Summary

Our PSAT Reading chapter has been designed especially for high school students and is taught by an experienced and knowledgeable teacher. The purpose of the chapter is to help you answer the critical reading questions on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). Each easy-to-follow video covers an important part of the reading section. For example, your instructor will:

  • Explain how the questions will appear on the test
  • Talk about how much time you'll have to complete them
  • Give you an idea of how difficult the questions might be
  • Show you how to prepare to answer the questions

Our PSAT Reading chapter can provide you with an easy and stress-free way to get ready for the PSAT. After you've finished watching the lesson, check out the chapter quiz, which can help you see how well you absorbed the information in the videos.

PSAT Objectives

As developed by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the purpose of the PSAT is to help you get ready for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). The PSAT consists of five timed sections, including critical reading, and takes place over two hours and ten minutes. Advantages to taking the PSAT include access to college and career resources, like National Merit scholarship programs. Our PSAT Reading lessons have several objectives, including:

  • Providing you with a bird's-eye view of the test
  • Helping you understand how the test is set up and timed
  • Helping you understand how your test will be scored
  • Providing you with some reading test strategies

The 47 questions of the reading portion of the PSAT must be finished in 60 minutes.

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