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Overcoming the challenges of PSAT state testing

Overcoming the challenges of PSAT state testing

Freshman and sophomores from Arapahoe High School are getting ready for upcoming PSATs and preparing for the stressful state testing week ahead of them.  


As the PSAT state testing day approaches, high school students from Arapahoe find themselves scrambling around. 


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Many students might say this stressful exam is a chance to prove their ability to excel in a test and provide a successful path in their academic careers. Not only is this a stressful test for students, it’s also very stressful for teachers as well. Scott Wadsworth, school counselor and testing coordinator, said, “It’s very stressful because it takes a lot of extra time away from normally meeting with students and doing other things.” Wadsworth said, “With the new digital testing system it is also a challenge to figure new things out.” 


From the constant late-night studying to the reviewing of subjects in every class, students still keep going and continue to push to study for this important assessment.


These are some tips to help all the students from Arapahoe High School navigate through challenges and expand their full potential and knowledge during this intimidating PSAT. 


Preparing for the PSAT state test is not an easy thing to do, it’s always hard to know what to study on and how to study properly and the right way,


Some of the best tips to help anybody prepare for this test are simply just reviewing the format of the exam.


 Understanding the structure of a test like this can make you not as stressed and it can help you so you won’t be scrambling around on test day. 


It’s always good to focus on your weak areas and work on improving those skills more.

 Using the process of elimination is always a tip that helps, and managing your time wisely and staying calm is a must.

 Wadsworth said, “Although this is just a practice test, take it seriously because it’s great practice for the future and you get better every time you take the test.”


 PSAT testing won’t be easy but if you use the strategies, test week will fly by in no time.

Remember this is not just a standardized test, but also an opportunity to prove your personal growth and improve your strengths. Know that the outcome of hard work always pays off! 

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