eit wrote:Has anyone done a writing sample yet?
Nope. It's not worth it. They're easy enough. The only trick to them is that you have to follow directions. Don't make anything up. Only use the information provided to write an argument for one of two positions.
It's a waste of time to even simulate the writing sample. If you want to simulate the 35 minute block, just do another section of LR, LG, or RC. I never practiced for the writing sample in June, your time is better spent reviewing mistakes. The topics are pretty straight forward.
Honestly, I didn't notice any difference when I went from 4 to 5 section PT's. My scores were the same, my stamina was the same. Some people swear by them, whatever floats your boat.
I've started back up again on the PT wagon. LR is much easier for me this time around. Games are much slower to come to me, but I think it's just because I'm not making the "snap" inferences I built up by the June test. Reading comp is still meh, but I did well on the June RC, so I'm not worried about it.