Lesson 1: WRITING AND LANGUAGE QUESTION STRATEGIES
OVERVIEW OF WRITING & LANGUAGE PASSAGE TYPES
You will see four writing & language passages on the PSAT, all of which have 11 questions. Recognizing the text type of a writing and language passage helps you focus on the questions as they relate to the passage’s general purpose. Knowing the overarching aim of the passage will help you answer questions more efficiently and accurately.
OUR EXPERT METHOD FOR WRITING & LANGUAGE
Our method for the PSAT writing and language test will boost your score. By understanding what a question is asking and how it relates to the passage, you can answer every single question with confidence.
INTERPRETING INFOGRAPHICS ON THE PSAT
The PSAT Writing & Language Test will contain one or more passages that include infographics. Each infographic will convey or expand on information related to the passage. Identifying trends in infographics will help you answer associated questions.
Lesson 2: ORGANIZATION OF IDEAS ON THE PSAT
ORGANIZATION ON THE PSATOrganization questions require you to assess the logic and coherence of a Writing & Language passage. These questions differ in scope; you might be asked to organize the writing at the level of the sentence, the paragraph, or even the entire passage.
Lesson 3: SENTENCE STRUCTURE ON THE PSAT
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT SENTENCE STRUCTUREOn the PSAT, you will need to recognize and correct grammatically incomplete and incorrect sentences. Additionally, you’ll need to recognize and correct shifts in the construction of verb and pronoun phrases.
VERBS AND PRONOUNSOn the PSAT writing and Language test, you will be asked to identify and replace unnecessary shifts in verb tense, mood, and voice. Because these shifts may occur within a single sentence or among different sentences, you will need to read around the underlined portion to identify the error.