Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

smittone
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Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby smittone » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:14 pm

So this coming week I will be taking about 3-4 PTs every week until October. I just did PT39 today and scored a 164. I was wondering whether a 170 by test day is a pipe dream or not. I finished LGB and am finishing the sections on time and averaging 0-2 wrong, usually because of silly mistakes. LR kills me, I don't usually finish on time and have to guess, today I guessed 6 of the them with 10 seconds left and got them all wrong. I'm hoping RC will get better the more PTs I do, considering I lose focus a lot and end up rereading. I'm currently in the middle of RC bible and just cracked open the LRB. I work twice a week and am doing a lot of review sessions (trying to see why I got this and that wrong, etc.)

Thoughts?

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GoGetIt
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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby GoGetIt » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:21 pm

I definately wouldn't say it's a "pipe dream." It won't be easy, but I'd say that it's reasonable with adequate practice.

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby Edmonds4 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:28 pm

I'm in the same boat as you (currently in the 163-165 range) and I'm also shooting for a 170. I only have PT's 50-60 to work with though.. But, we have nothing to lose by giving it our all, so go for it and leave no room for regret! Im rooting for u..

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby Anaconda » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:36 pm

If you guessed on that many questions, a 170 was well within your reach.

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby jr1886 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:54 pm

For LR, get Cambridge 410 Difficult questions ( http://www.cambridgelsat.com/productdet ... stions/336) and do them timed. For example, If I'm doing 20 questions, I tried to do them in 25mn. If you can solve the difficult ones, the others should be easier. Good luck

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby EarlCat » Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:32 am

smittone wrote:I was wondering whether a 170 by test day is a pipe dream or not.


Anything is possible.

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby F458JE » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:06 pm

smittone wrote:So this coming week I will be taking about 3-4 PTs every week until October. I just did PT39 today and scored a 164. I was wondering whether a 170 by test day is a pipe dream or not. I finished LGB and am finishing the sections on time and averaging 0-2 wrong, usually because of silly mistakes. LR kills me, I don't usually finish on time and have to guess, today I guessed 6 of the them with 10 seconds left and got them all wrong. I'm hoping RC will get better the more PTs I do, considering I lose focus a lot and end up rereading. I'm currently in the middle of RC bible and just cracked open the LRB. I work twice a week and am doing a lot of review sessions (trying to see why I got this and that wrong, etc.)

Thoughts?



Definitely possible...

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby Hedwig » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:09 pm

EarlCat wrote:
smittone wrote:I was wondering whether a 170 by test day is a pipe dream or not.


Anything is possible.


You forgot "if you just believe." (Anyone here seen Cinderalla Story?)

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby Sandro » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:36 pm

I just took PT 40 and got a 165. I want a 170+. IT HAS TO BE POSSIBLE!!!

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby arewhyaen » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:20 pm

Im at 164 and I'm pushing for a 165. Judging by this thread, I'm guessing its even more possible? Should I be pushing for 170?

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Re: Just took PT 39 (164) 170 possible?

Postby albanach » Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:49 pm

arewhyaen wrote:Im at 164 and I'm pushing for a 165. Judging by this thread, I'm guessing its even more possible? Should I be pushing for 170?


Of course you should. Look at the ranking tables. Each point above 165 will make a substantial difference to either your choice of school or the money on offer.

You need to improve by a couple of points per section to get there. Identify your weaknesses and really focus hard on eliminating them.

Then remember, less than 2% of test takers get there.




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