Warm ups

thomas85
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Warm ups

Postby thomas85 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:02 am

Im finding that I do my worst on the first section, no matter what it is. Does anyone have any warm up drill suggestions before I get started? Reading books? Crosswords? Chess? I don't want to do any practice sections/questions because I might run into something that will frustrate me or put me in the wrong state of mind before I start the test but I need to do something to get my brain moving.

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Adjudicator
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Re: Warm ups

Postby Adjudicator » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:03 am

Perhaps sudoku?

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kazu
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Re: Warm ups

Postby kazu » Fri Aug 27, 2010 4:05 am

I know you said you don't want to do practice sections but a lot of people have suggested doing a game, leisurely w/ no time limit & not checking whether you got the questions right, just being confident in that your answers are correct. Or maybe redo one that you've already done just to get your mind going? It definitely seems like a good way to warm up the morning of the actual thing.

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Re: Warm ups

Postby Hedwig » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:42 pm

I'm going to try translating some Latin before I start doing practice tests now. I have no idea if that sort of brain action will correlate, but we'll see!

jeff5170
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Re: Warm ups

Postby jeff5170 » Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:48 pm

Do an easy logic game in 10 minutes or so, ie basic sequencing.

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Anaconda
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Re: Warm ups

Postby Anaconda » Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:11 pm

I'm learning that I absolutely need to warm-up before a PT, preferably a few (6-7) LR questions to get my mind in logic mode. Without warming up, I tend to freeze up in the first section and not approach the section the way I normally would, regardless of whether it's an easy game or easy LR/RC.

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Re: Warm ups

Postby JJDancer » Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:23 pm

I don't THINK I'm struggling during the first section but I do think warming up with a game you've done before or 4-5 LR questions helps.

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Re: Warm ups

Postby crysmissmichelle » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:19 pm

I think using an old game (or two) you've previously done. . .maybe even with a lenient time limit (someone else mentioned 10 minutes) is a good idea. . .I plan to do a section of each, like a short RC, LR and AR right before, because I find my scores get better on each section as I go along, no matter what the sections are. . .




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