3|ink wrote:I think the thing that sucks most about reading comp. is it's hard to answer questions with significant confidence.
I totally agree! I freaking HATE RC questions that ask you to "title" the passage.
I absolutely adore those kinds of questions! For me, I hate the "analogy" type ones.
Also, I often feel a great deal of confidence in my RC answer - not always, there are some questions where it feels very unsure to me - but most main point/title/what is the author's feeling towards this, etc, all feel like little giveaway points to me.
Anyways, today I did my Prep Test much earlier in the morning than I had been (about an hour or so after I'd woken up, as well) - scored a 97 raw, 178 scaled. -2LR (alright), -0RC (much better!), -1LR (fine with this), -0LG (awesome!).
I had trouble with the second game - if anyone's done it, it's the light switches game. You sort of have to understand the relationship between the "circuit load" number and the switches that are on/off... once you get that you sort of roll with it. But it took me awhile and it was a bit of a "oh my god missing something here what am I missing?"
On the last game, I completely didn't understand a rule. The rule was, " Any day on which Kevin works is the first day during the week that some other staff member works." Of course, this means that if Kevin is working with Nan on Thursday, Nan can't have worked MTW. But I didn't really get it and thought it meant Kevin had to be on Monday? And then there was a question that was like "each of the following could be true except" and it had a bunch of different people on Monday so I was like, um, well, there's that theory blown. So I skipped a question and went on, and then finnnnally realized on the last question what the rule really meant, went back and double checked the first global question to make sure I had it right (I did), and then answered that could be true except.
That just gave me a lot more confidence that even if a game is giving me trouble on the real exam, I can take a deep breath, re-read the rules, figure out the inference, and get going.