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We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, 2014. Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Skills Tested on.

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1 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Skills Tested on the PSAT/NMSQT Sample PSAT/NMSQT Questions Scoring the PSAT/NMSQT Test Preparation Strategies Prepare for the PSAT/NMSQT ® : A Step to the Future

2 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Preparation for the SAT® Scholarship and recognition opportunities (11 th grade) College and career planning tools Admissions and financial aid information from colleges Feedback on academic skills

3 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD The test assesses the academic skills that you’ve developed over the years, primarily through your course work. These skills are considered essential for success in high school and college: Critical Reading Mathematics Writing Skills

4 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD 35 Passage-Based Reading Questions (100- to 800-word passages) You will have 25 minutes to complete the passage based section.

5 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD It may look like I do not know how to begin my tale. Funny sight, the elderly gentlemen who comes lumbering by in a valiant dash for the bus, which he eventually overtakes but is afraid to board in motion and so, with a sheepish smile, drops back, still going at a trot. Is it that I dare not make the leap? It roars, gathers speed, will presently vanish irrevocably around the corner, the bus, the motorbus, the mighty motorbus that is my tale. Rather bulky imagery, this. I am still running. LET’S TRY ONE……

6 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD In context, the actions of the “elderly gentlemen” (line 2) are best understood as (A)a sign that the narrator fears he will miss an appointment (B)a reference to the narrator’s physical skills (C)a symbol of the narrator’s social status (D)a metaphor for the narrator’s literary struggles (E)an allusion to the narrator’s artistic reputation LET’S TRY ONE……

7 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (D)! Choice D is the correct response because the actions of the gentlemen are best understood as “a metaphor for the narrator’s literary struggles”. This question invites the reader to see the similarity And the answer is……

8 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (A) is incorrect because…. Choice (B) is incorrect because…. Choice (C) is incorrect because…. Choice (E) is incorrect because…. And the answer is……

9 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD 1. Don't skip introductions to passages. 2. Read each passage and any accompanying information carefully. Follow the author's reasoning and be aware of features such as assumptions, attitudes, and tone. 3. You may find it helpful to mark the passages as you are reading, but don't spend too much time making notes. 4. Read each question and all the answer choices carefully. 5. When a question asks you to compare an aspect of a pair of passages, don't be misled by choices that are correct for only one of the two passages. 6. Select the choice that best answers the question asked. Don't select a choice just because it is a true statement. 7. You may find it helpful to read the questions first to get an idea of what to look for. Or, you may prefer to read the passage and try to answer the questions. A Tip…..

10 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD

11 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 15, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (A) is incorrect because…. Choice (C) is incorrect because…. Choice (D) is incorrect because…. Choice (E) is incorrect because…. And the answer is…… Choice (B)!


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