queenlizzie13 wrote:angiej wrote:queenlizzie13 wrote:Wow, congrats on that awesome improvement. Was your Sept 09 sort of like a diagnostic for you or did you prep considerably before you took the test?
I read the powerscore LG bible and the LR bible, and took 10 timed practice tests and 4 untimed tests. I studied over 4 months, but hour-wise, it wasn't that much because while 4 months may seem like a long time, with my work and school schedule it was maybe about 5-9 hours a week. RC was my worst section on the june test, I was -12. I would love some recommendations on improving RC.
My 155 wasn't from nervousness or anything like that, I was very nervous and very calm, in fact my 155 was 2 points higher than my best practice test. So its not like I was PTing much higher and bombed the june test.
How many did you miss on LR and LG?
-7 and -8 respectively. I finished all sections except RC, but with LR and LG I was really rushing to finish.
You can definitely improve on LG. -8 is not bad for LR (less than I missed). -7 for games is quite a lot. I think you want to be missing 3 or less going into the test. I would recommend working on RC and LG for the first few weeks of study, then taking more PT's and see if that helps at all.
If you're still not scoring what you want, than you could always decide not to take the test (I think there's a deadline about 3 weeks out that allows you to do this). But I think, at least sign up and give it a try...particularly before all the test centers fill up...as what happened in Sept09.
Good suggestions. Do you know if I sign up and then decide not to take within the cancel deadline does this look like a regular "cancel" that will appear on my report sent to schools?