*Preface - I realize that all this topic is asking for is a score, but I found that thinking back through everything and writing it out was helpful for me personally. As I am sure that most of you have no interest in what I've written here, I apologize for wasting space on your screens.*
I've been thinking this through over and over since the ninth.
RC - I'm good at these. I've seriously never missed more than two or three in a section, including my diagnostic. I felt good about the RC on test day so I'll say (-0 to -2).
LR - First section went smoothly, can't imagine I missed more than a couple. Second section came after my second games section, which means I was drained. I actually ended up having to guess on the last one and had no time to run back through my answers. I honestly could be anywhere from (-1 to -6) on these two.
LG - Games have never been my strong suit. On my diagnostic I missed a total of 16 questions, and 11 of them were from games. I've sped up considerably since then, but I still had to guess the last few questions. I seldom miss a question that I have time to do, so I think that my only incorrects here will probably come from the ones I guessed on. Even of those, I noticed that one letter was significantly underrepresented in my answer choices, so I guessed that one for the few I didn't have time to do at the end. Using this strategy before I've managed to nab a few extra points, then again sometimes I don't get any right that way. For this section my final verdict falls somewhere from (-3 to -5).
So, when I total it up it appears I could have missed anywhere from 4 to 13 questions. There's always the slight chance that things could go really well or really poorly and I could miss that window, but I'd say it's probably pretty accurate. I don't know what the curve will be, and people here can't seem to agree. I know a lot of people think that it'll be around -10 or -11, but others are convinced by historical patterns that indicate it'll be closer to -13. I'm hoping for the latter, but I tend to think that the former is more likely.
My score could be anywhere from the mid to upper 170's to the mid to upper 160's. Those of you who are aiming for the top schools know that where I fall within that gap will make all the difference in the world. If I have to pick a single score I'll be slightly pessimistic and pick 170. Honestly though, even a 170 would make me happy in a way. I'll still have one more chance to take the test, and I'll have a score in the bank that can get me into some really outstanding schools.