Mid Log. Reasoning problems

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mfeller2
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Mid Log. Reasoning problems

Postby mfeller2 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:09 pm

Does anyone else plateau midway through Logical Reasoning questions and start getting wrong answers? Almost every time, without fail, I answer the first 10-15 correct then hit a streak where I miss about 4/6, then finish strong. I'm not sure how I can fix this, does anyone have any ideas, or anyone experiencing this same problem?

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Re: Mid Log. Reasoning problems

Postby MJMD » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:46 pm

It sounds like you're zoning out halfway through, and then sharpening up as you realize the section is almost over and you're running out of time. I think this happens to almost everyone to a certain degree.

If you don't mind some flaky sounding advice: find a special environment in which to practice, a place that really piques your imagination. For me, it was swimming pools: the sights, sounds, and smells of swimming pools just inspire me for some reason, and I did all of my practice tests seated at the edge of swimming pools around town. It helped sustain my interest in what I was reading; I even got to the point where I was finding humour in the questions. Try and find an environment like that that works for you, even if it won't be replicated on test day, just so that you can start enjoying the questions and taking more interest in them. And keep your blood sugar under control with a well-balanced meal beforehand: nothing too heavy (or blood will be diverted from your brain to digest it), and nothing that will cause a crash partway through (no refined sugar or caffeine, unless you somehow have a way to keep dosing yourself throughout the actual test).




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