Sinra wrote:I think I figured out that I apparently totally lose focus after the third section. I looked back on the tests I scored over 170+ on and surprise surprise the LG were last or 4th and I had both my LR sections within the first three. Good god!!
Judging by "last or 4th", I take it you're adding a 5th? Are you taking a full 15 minute break after 3rd?
This is my exact problem as well. Concentration burnout.
I've been toying with a new method for LR, whereby the moment I feel less than 100%, I'll stop, look up, take a slow deep breath and quickly clear my mind, then go back and slowly exhale while reading.
It seems to be effective in getting me through the questions in a timely manner, but I've also noticed a trade-off in accuracy, because I generally tend to read faster with a bit of an oxygen buzz, and get a couple of those "wtf? why did I get this wrong? Why did I misread 'legal' as 'illegal' etc" types of situations. I really hope to tame the technique.
It's still not totally effective after a while, but it postpones the burnout for sure.
I left myself enough PTs to do one every day until test day and, after failing to do one today, now have an additional 3 to use for experimental sections. I really wanna use older tests for a 6th section on the last 7 days if possible.