malfurion wrote:yinzspurs wrote:This is a good idea. Accounting for every element of the test exactly as it would be. I might try doing some tests in the quiet study of the library as well. Having people around who are also working offers the same sort of distracting things that the exam offers.
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the "take your practice test at Starbucks" approach because you really don't hear people talking during the test. But you do hear a lot of little sounds, people shuffling around, the wooden pencils are really scratchy sounding on the shitty paper that the tests are printed on, etc. So a library is closer to the real thing, imo. But the best thing would definitely be if you knew other people studying for the test and you could all take your practice tests together in the same room or something like that.
Yeah, constant noise like a starbucks would be nice compared to the random intermittent sounds that become the only thing you here. Also, when studying in a library, you should feel obligated to tell others that it is a fucking quiet zone and to shut the fuck up. I witnessed so many distractions during my tests by morons who can't seem to follow the simple rules of the library.