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We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, 2013. 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 16, 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 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Measures academic skills you’ll need for college Co-sponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation Serves as an entry point to National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions and practice for the SAT Approximately 3.5 million students participate each year (44% eleventh-graders and 56% tenth-graders or younger)

3 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, 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

4 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, 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

5 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Use content from: -humanities -social studies -natural sciences -literature 13 Sentence Completions: WORK ON THESE FIRST! 35 Passage-Based Reading Questions (100- to 800-word passages)

6 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD 1.Before Karen Chin’s research, scientists assumed that the value of evidence preserved in the fossils called coprolites was too to warrant the effort of. (A)unpredictable….transformation (B)superlative….examination (C)conventional…eradication (D)relevant…synthesis (E)dubious…analysis LET’S TRY ONE……

7 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD TIP: Try answering two blank questions one blank at at time. If you can eliminate one word in an answer, the entire choice can be eliminated. A Tip…..

8 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (E)! Choice E is the correct response because if scientists thought the value of the evidence was dubious or doubtful, then they probably would not think it worth the effort of analysis. And the answer is……

9 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (A) is incorrect because…. Choice (B) is incorrect because…. Choice (C) is incorrect because…. Choice (D) is incorrect because…. And the answer is……

10 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD 1.Greta praised the novel for its, claiming it depicted reality so vividly that it seemed more like fact than fiction. (A)transcendence (B)romanticism (C)impenetrability (D)loquacity (E)verisimilitude LET’S TRY ANOTHER……

11 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD TIP: DO NOT choose a word because it “sounds” good in one part of the sentence. Pick the answer choice that best completes the logic of the entire sentence. A Tip…..

12 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (E)! Choice E is the correct response because verisimilitude is the quality of appearing to be true or real. If Greta claims that the novel depicts reality “so vividly” that it seems “more like fact than fiction” than she would be praising the novel for its verisimilitude. And the answer is……

13 We will identify and practice test taking strategies for success on the PSAT/NMSQT October 16, Klein Forest High School Klein ISD Choice (A) is incorrect because…. Choice (B) is incorrect because…. Choice (C) is incorrect because…. Choice (D) is incorrect because…. And the answer is……


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