3|ink wrote: AverageTutoring wrote:
3|ink wrote:August 11, 2010
I was brutally sodomized tonight by PT 36. I thought I kicking it's ass until I scored it. I have no idea what threw me off. I finished every section 5 minutes early and with confidence. Concentration was a problem, but no more than usual. I was expecting a score in the upper 170s. Oh well. Tomorrow is another day.
Don't worry about it my friend. There are two brutal RC passages on that exam (the Latin one and the science one) that are so mind numbingly dense and hard to follow that one cannot help but want to shoot themselves in the face. The only benefit was for the scientific passage they made the questions really easy, so even if you understood nothing of the passage (which I certainly did not) you wouldn't be totally fucked.
Games were also slightly harder than average as well.
What LR questions gave you a go, if you don't mind me asking? There were 2 or so really sneaky, sneaky ones that definately had me going (I want to see if you fell into the same trap as I did
I missed most of my questions on the first RC passage (about communities). The other misses were scattered. LG was annoying, but I found that most of my mistakes were reading errors. It was the last section, so I think my concentration was just shot. Anyway, missed 2 on the first game, 1 on the third game and 1 on the last.
LR 2 genuinely kicked my butt. I'm attributing most of my misses to fatigue, though. I missed the assumption question about using machines (#14), the question about who committed a flaw in reasoning (#21) and the last one about a fifth force. The other two misses were less extraordinary.
That about sums it up. The only remedy I can think of is to take another test asap.
I feel the same way about those games. They arn't hard persay but when you're feeling the crunch of the clock and start to panic a little bit your diagramming skills go way down hill very quickly; and without the proper diagram for that bus game, well...boom goes the dynamite!
I don't know how you did well on that science passage. That in itself is a great feat!
LR1: #24 got me hard. I understand LSAC's reasoning on this one but I simply disagree. We’re allowed to do that you know
For LR2 #14, if I was to take a guess, I would say you answered B? Could definitely see how this would have been tricky if you were fatigued.
LR2 #21 was a dusey for sure. I also didn't care for #20 very much either (not to imply I got it wrong on the first go
But for sure another PT is the way to go. Sometimes you just make mistakes and there's no discernable reason why. PT 37 will treat you much better I have no doubts.
Keep us posted!