A Note on PSAT/NMSQT Books
The PSAT, or PSAT/NMSQT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) is jointly owned by the College Board and the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. It is normally administered to high school sophomores and juniors although younger students are sometimes invited to sit for it. The two main advantages to taking the PSAT are the practice and exposure for the SAT as well as the opportunity to earn scholarship money.
We do encourage students to take this test seriously and consider it a headstart on the SAT.
For quick reference, here are links to related books we have reviewed:
Barron’s PSAT/NMSQT 1520 with Online Tests, Second Edition by Brian Stewart
The PSAT is changing to a new format and, quite simply, there isn’t much in terms of selection. We believe this book is going to be helpful, but we haven’t received much direct feedback as yet. A diagnostic and two full-length practice tests (one in the book and one online) are included.
Kaplan PSAT/NMSQT Prep 2020 by Kaplan
Purchasers of the Kaplan guide will find 2 full-length practice tests (one is in the book and the other is online) along with over 1,000 practice questions and the online resources and the Kaplan strategies many of us are so familiar with.