The PSAT is a standardized test sponsored by the College Board and The National Merit Scholarship Corporation that measures how well you've mastered certain academic skills you will need in College. Students generally take this test in Sophomore and Junior year of high school as a way to prepare for the SAT. In addition, taking the PSAT serves as an entry point to the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
It is never too early to prepare for the PSAT and SAT, and this College Board presentation can help you get started.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
Many people pay thousands of dollars to prepare for the PSAT. Luckily, there are numerous free resources at your disposition. Set aside time every week to practice and stay tune for information about free SAT prep programs.
Free PSAT and SAT prep
Colleges are interested in recruiting students who are interesting, worldly, passionate involved and caring. Resumes are the space where you tell colleges, scholarships and potential employers who you are outside of the classroom, what interests you and how you have decided to pursue those interests. Very often, colleges (and scholarships) base their acceptance decisions on your extra-curricular involvement. For this, it is very important you get involved in extra-curricular activities while in high school and that you progressively document these activities in your resume.
This worksheet can help you organize the information you need to build your resume. You can also draw inspiration from this sample resume.