mynjb26 wrote:I've hit a wall that I may not be able to cross...A 147 on PT 39 is NOT what I had in mind when I put pencil to paper. It seems as though LR and RC is going to ruin me slowly but surely. The three point gain is a result of 6 weeks of studying (my first blind PT was 144 and that was 6wks ago)...There is this insane urge for a shot of Tequila right now...What am I doing wrong? *sigh*
Have you done the LRB yet? That was really the noticeable bump in my score - I doubt I would have improved as much without it. I did a couple tests at 163 (original/diagnostic ish), 165, 168 (after LGB) and after LRB I was scoring consistently above 170.
Have you tried doing an untimed vs. timed test? If you can get most/a lot more questions right while untimed, that indicates that timing is your problem rather than accuracy, and hopefully more practice would help you in that area. If you still get about the same or just a little higher with more time, your problem would probably be in accuracy and you might need to consult a study aid like the LRB or a tutor or something to help explain the concepts to you.
I just looked over my PT tracker and realized I have scored between 165 and 177 since my diagnostic but never scored a 166, 167, 170, or 172.