wrichcirw wrote:BruceBarr wrote:Good luck with this man... but be realistic. 160 should be wear you are aiming.
A 170 doesn't take just studying... it takes a good amount of natural ability. Most people can't study themselves to a 170... at least not from a 148 starting point. It's possible... just be realistic and don't be afraid to shoot for the 160 range. I would have a different approach if you were in the 155-158... and even than I would be skeptical.
So study hard, dedicate your life to it, SHOOT for a 170...
but don't be bummed with a 160. Its a HUGE improvement on a 148, no matter what the circumstance.
You know, I think his 170 is doable. Look at the breakdown...on average, his LG was his weakest area, and that by far is the easiest area to get points for those unfamiliar with the test.
I'm saying this because on my diag I got a 150, and improved to 163 without much studying...mainly just scoring higher on the LG and a couple questions here and there. I'm also aiming for a 170, and I think with some hard-core prep and the bibles, it's not far from my reach.
Good luck man! It's definitely doable, I'm a cold 158, and I've scored as high as 179 on timed recent practices (waiting on june.. -biting nails-)