PSAT Upcoming… Trojans Be Ready

Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors will take national academic test Oct 12

Aiden Sweet, Staff Author

Aiden Sweet, Sandscript author

Oct 5, 2022


The PSAT, short for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, will be taking place at Chesterton High School on Wednesday, October 12th. The PSAT is designed to help students practice for the SAT, qualify for scholarships, and stand out to colleges.

The PSAT is 2 hours and 45 minutes long and is made up mostly of multiple-choice questions that test two subject areas: Math and Evidence-Based Reading and Writing. The latter is broken into a Reading Test, which is 60 minutes long, and a Writing & Language test, which is 35 minutes long. The No-Calculator section of the Math Test is 25 minutes long, and the Calculator section is 45 minutes long.

It’s never too late to study and prepare for the PSAT, and Khan Academy is a great place to get personalized help and work on practice tests that are available. Students can do some of the practice tests and use a couple resources either during lunch, or SRT time. Students are not to use cell phones or bluetooth or wired headphones during testing just because it will cause a big distraction to yourself and others.

You can never forget to get a goodnight sleep on the day before testing, and it is also important to know what room you are testing in, rather than get confused. Students should eat a good breakfast; also try to get protein and complex carbs. People need to get to school at a decent time, but shouldn’t add anxiety by being late to class, and bring a positive attitude!

Good Luck CHS!!