Ok. More posting in the last couple days than the last months of viewing this forum. Redid 56 untimed (after timed yesterday) with expected results. Didn't change the -4 total on LR I missed (though this is huge improvement and I'm psyched) and my -7 RC (
) went down to a -3. Breakdown:
LR A -3
LR B -1
LG was the hardest section I've had in a very very long time...at least a month or so. I'm almost surprised I didn't drop 1 somewhere, but proud that I didn't. The first game had a really obvious way of determining options that I threw out because I thought it might take too much time...and that led to the whole game dragging me down. Glad I was able to fight through it.
I've said it enough in the last couple days, but I feel like I've made a huge step mentally on LR, so I'm hoping this kind of score is here to stay, rather than randomly missing 5 or 6 sometimes on just one section. If it weren't for the semi-epiphany I feel I had, I'd feel awfully flukey about the section, but I'll have to wait until more scores roll in before I'm sure what my expected range is. Feels good right now, though.
And then there was one. I'm so frustrated with RC. I've done whole sections timed and untimed, I've done chunks of sections timed and untimed. I've reviewed. I've gone through the Manhattan guide. I'm just really hung up on this. Still a month left to at least get it to a respectable level, but my inconsistency and problems here are killing me, and it's even clearer now. I can score a -4 at times, but not consistently. I knew this one was going to be rough. The first passage was fine, nothing wrong, missed 8, 10, and 11, and then 17, 19, 21 and 24. Maybe I'll start picking up the Economist or something. If I can get this anywhere under 5 consistently, I'll be in much better shape. I'd love a high 170s score, but honestly a 172/3 would be great for where I'm shooting. Anything beyond that is extra merit aid I suppose.
If anyone has suggestions on RC, by all means...I feel like I'm in a rut there. But overall...very happy with this improvement!
edit: Forgot that I did RC as an experimental. -3 on PT 31's RC. Inconsistency