June 2011 Study Group

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby pkrtbx » Wed May 25, 2011 9:25 pm

PT 46 today

RC -1
RCe -0
LR1 -3
LR2 -1
LG -0

Scaled: 176

Either I am finally getting better at LG, or LG has been WAY easier on PTs 44-46. I am hoping for the former but not holding my breath. I just need to eek out a couple of those extra points...

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby mickeyD » Wed May 25, 2011 9:30 pm

SuperPrep LG Drilling:

A: (30:58), 0
B: (33:46), 0
C: (32:12), -1

Whew. Those were just as challenging as I remember them. Haven't seen these since I took them as PTs at the beginning of April and went -4, -3, -3 respectively. I think SPB is one of the hardest LG sections ever.

Only gave myself one run-through and then hit stop on the timer. I don't like to bank on the idea that I'll be able to check my answers, especially since catching errors in LG involves a lot of luck.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby mandolin » Wed May 25, 2011 9:31 pm

I took PT 54 today and ended up with some unusual results.
--I finished all 4 Logic Games with time to spare (usually I can only do 2 1/2 games)
--Had -3 on LG (Usually have -12 or -13)
--Struggled through all logical reasoning sections (Usually my best section)
--Had -10 and -11 on LR (Usually have -4 or -5)

Was it just me or did PT 54 have a super easy LG section, and a super hard LR section? After I finished all Logic Games with time to spare, I thought that I was in the mid-160's for sure, but ended up with only a 156 because I sucked hard on LR.

RC -7
LR-10
LG-3
LR-11

Scaled Score 156

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby gaud » Wed May 25, 2011 10:24 pm

PT 57 Today

LG - -0
LR1 - -4
LR2 - -3
RC - -5

Raw 89, Scaled 169

Lame focus throughout the entire test (B & N was a madhouse today for some reason) , although I know that it a poor excuse.
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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Strange » Wed May 25, 2011 10:42 pm

pkrtbx wrote:PT 46 today

RC -1
RCe -0
LR1 -3
LR2 -1
LG -0

Scaled: 176

Either I am finally getting better at LG, or LG has been WAY easier on PTs 44-46. I am hoping for the former but not holding my breath. I just need to eek out a couple of those extra points...


Hate to be the one to tell ya, but LG's in the mid-40's are a total cakewalk. Start working on the late-50's to get better practice

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby OhOkay » Wed May 25, 2011 10:55 pm

Hey guys. I'm trying to prioritize all the remaining unused preptests I have, given that there's only eleven days left. I have 7 recent (post-PT50) full-length PTs to do on seven different days, but which of the following PTs should I try to make sure I expose myself to via experimental sections or drilling (or maybe even one or two more full-length PTs): PTs 25-31, 36-39, 46-49.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby northwood » Wed May 25, 2011 10:56 pm

do the recent pts for exp and for the real deal holyfield ( practice tests that is)

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby OhOkay » Wed May 25, 2011 10:57 pm

northwood wrote:do the recent pts for exp and for the real deal holyfield ( practice tests that is)

So you mean 46-49? Or that i should repeat post-PT50 sections for my experimentals?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed May 25, 2011 10:59 pm

Worse performance than I'd like on PT 54. Misbubbled one LG answer. Missed 3 in a row on RC and a couple of LR questions due to zoning out. I don't know what happening to my endurance, but I may need some tips. How do you guys keep focus?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby northwood » Wed May 25, 2011 11:00 pm

OhOkay wrote:
northwood wrote:do the recent pts for exp and for the real deal holyfield ( practice tests that is)

So you mean 46-49? Or that i should repeat post-PT50 sections for my experimentals?



yes. make sure you get enough of the comparative RC section if you need the extra work for it, so use 46-49 as exp.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby OhOkay » Wed May 25, 2011 11:04 pm

UnamSanctam wrote:Worse performance than I'd like on PT 54. Misbubbled one LG answer. Missed 3 in a row on RC and a couple of LR questions due to zoning out. I don't know what happening to my endurance, but I may need some tips. How do you guys keep focus?

I don't know if this is the case for you, but if you've been studying in the same place so far, it might help to change up the location. I tried PT-ing in different local libraries and it's made a huge difference in my energy and my focus, as compared to studying at home everyday (so close to my fridge and my bed...).

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby UnamSanctam » Wed May 25, 2011 11:07 pm

OhOkay wrote:
UnamSanctam wrote:Worse performance than I'd like on PT 54. Misbubbled one LG answer. Missed 3 in a row on RC and a couple of LR questions due to zoning out. I don't know what happening to my endurance, but I may need some tips. How do you guys keep focus?

I don't know if this is the case for you, but if you've been studying in the same place so far, it might help to change up the location. I tried PT-ing in different local libraries and it's made a huge difference in my energy and my focus, as compared to studying at home everyday (so close to my fridge and my bed...).


Will try that, thanks!

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu May 26, 2011 12:16 am

PT 57 today!

LG -0
LR -2
LR -1
RC -1

97/177 :mrgreen:

This is my first -1 RC in freaking AGESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I just finished the Manhattan RC guide so it was a relief to actually see some change. Is 57's RC a little easier than usual? I was expecting a slight jump but not quite so much! (I usually get around -4/-5 on RC).

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby iphone7 » Thu May 26, 2011 12:25 am

UnamSanctam wrote:Worse performance than I'd like on PT 54. Misbubbled one LG answer. Missed 3 in a row on RC and a couple of LR questions due to zoning out. I don't know what happening to my endurance, but I may need some tips. How do you guys keep focus?


Whenever I start to feel myself losing focus, I just mentally slap myself in the face and remind myself that this is the most important test I will ever take and I had better give it the appropriate amount of focus. I don't know if that'll work to make me focus or just psych me out on test day, but it motivates me on practice tests.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby coldshoulder » Thu May 26, 2011 1:08 am

crumpetsandtea wrote:PT 57 today!

LG -0
LR -2
LR -1
RC -1

97/177 :mrgreen:

This is my first -1 RC in freaking AGESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I just finished the Manhattan RC guide so it was a relief to actually see some change. Is 57's RC a little easier than usual? I was expecting a slight jump but not quite so much! (I usually get around -4/-5 on RC).


Holy shit nice crumpets! Even though you thought I was a woman I'm stoked on your score :D

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu May 26, 2011 2:55 am

coldshoulder wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:PT 57 today! This is my first -1 RC in freaking AGESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I just finished the Manhattan RC guide so it was a relief to actually see some change. Is 57's RC a little easier than usual? I was expecting a slight jump but not quite so much! (I usually get around -4/-5 on RC).

Holy shit nice crumpets! Even though you thought I was a woman I'm stoked on your score :D

:lol: :lol: <3 FWIW, I told someone else from these boards that I thought you were a girl before you posted the pics and they were like "what? how?? he practically screams 'dude'" So...basically I'm just le dumb XD

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby jim-green » Thu May 26, 2011 9:27 am

Cold, I thought you were a girl too.
coldshoulder wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:PT 57 today!
This is my first -1 RC in freaking AGESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I just finished the Manhattan RC guide so it was a relief to actually see some change. Is 57's RC a little easier than usual? I was expecting a slight jump but not quite so much! (I usually get around -4/-5 on RC).
Holy shit nice crumpets! Even though you thought I was a woman I'm stoked on your score :D

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Eichörnchen » Thu May 26, 2011 1:52 pm

crumpetsandtea wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:PT 57 today! This is my first -1 RC in freaking AGESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I just finished the Manhattan RC guide so it was a relief to actually see some change. Is 57's RC a little easier than usual? I was expecting a slight jump but not quite so much! (I usually get around -4/-5 on RC).

Holy shit nice crumpets! Even though you thought I was a woman I'm stoked on your score :D

:lol: :lol: <3 FWIW, I told someone else from these boards that I thought you were a girl before you posted the pics and they were like "what? how?? he practically screams 'dude'" So...basically I'm just le dumb XD


Nice work crumpets...and did I miss a random streak of self-tarring or something? :lol:

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu May 26, 2011 2:13 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:
coldshoulder wrote:
crumpetsandtea wrote:PT 57 today! This is my first -1 RC in freaking AGESSSSSSSSSSSSSS. I just finished the Manhattan RC guide so it was a relief to actually see some change. Is 57's RC a little easier than usual? I was expecting a slight jump but not quite so much! (I usually get around -4/-5 on RC).

Holy shit nice crumpets! Even though you thought I was a woman I'm stoked on your score :D

:lol: :lol: <3 FWIW, I told someone else from these boards that I thought you were a girl before you posted the pics and they were like "what? how?? he practically screams 'dude'" So...basically I'm just le dumb XD

Nice work crumpets...and did I miss a random streak of self-tarring or something? :lol:

Thanks!! (: And nope, just....the lounge being the lounge (read: a crazy, pic-whoring, hilarious circle-jerk of a timesuck and the thing that got me addicted to TLS)

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Eichörnchen » Thu May 26, 2011 2:21 pm

Haha figures. I've done my best to avoid it so far. Both out of fear and knowledge that I don't need another timesuck :) (although I was totally glued to it April Fools' day because the mass chaos was amazing.)

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby crumpetsandtea » Thu May 26, 2011 2:28 pm

Eichörnchen wrote:Haha figures. I've done my best to avoid it so far. Both out of fear and knowledge that I don't need another timesuck :) (although I was totally glued to it April Fools' day because the mass chaos was amazing.)

HAHAHHAHA April Fool's was fucking amazing. I <3 waterman. And yeah, I got sucked into a megathread after like my FIRST post in the lounge. I went from <100 posts to my current post count ( :oops: ) in...7 months? :lol: :lol:

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby jim-green » Thu May 26, 2011 2:51 pm

On my break between halves of PT58. Took the 1st 2 secs and an exp sec. The RC sec totally owned me. Did others find it hard in PT58? I'm still sick from yesterday, so I guess my 10 min break has turned into a day break. I came home from the library to sleep. I'll do the other half of PT58 tomorrow. The 1st LR also was NOT easy or maybe my sick mind was not focused enough.
How much did you guys get on PT58?

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby Ginj » Thu May 26, 2011 3:49 pm

jim-green wrote:On my break between halves of PT58. Took the 1st 2 secs and an exp sec. The RC sec totally owned me. Did others find it hard in PT58? I'm still sick from yesterday, so I guess my 10 min break has turned into a day break. I came home from the library to sleep. I'll do the other half of PT58 tomorrow. The 1st LR also was NOT easy or maybe my sick mind was not focused enough.
How much did you guys get on PT58?


PT58 is the one that owned me on LR2. And by "owned," I mean, "made me its bitch."

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby lameslice57 » Thu May 26, 2011 4:29 pm

Hey guys, does anyone have thoughts on the difficulty of PT 51? I got my best score so far on it, but my euphoria is semi-tempered because I thought the test as a whole was pretty easy. The curve seems kind of generous though so I don't know.

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Re: June 2011 Study Group

Postby pkrtbx » Thu May 26, 2011 5:01 pm

Strange wrote:Hate to be the one to tell ya, but LG's in the mid-40's are a total cakewalk. Start working on the late-50's to get better practice


I figured as much, so I did games from 54 and 55, which I had already taken (and bombed LG) as full PTs. I was able to work through them a lot more accurately and under time, so I am hoping that the new strategy is making somewhat of a difference even if the games in my current PTs are obviously easier. What really gets me these days is a game with an unusual setup that I can't figure out how to diagram effectively, or strange rules that I can't easily symbolize.

PT 47 today

LR1 -3
RCe -0
RC -0
LR2 -2
LG -1

Raw 94 Scaled 174

I brushed up on RC strategy this morning before the PT so hopefully that helped. There were some bitchin LRs on this one though that even going back I am not sure why tcr is such. :x




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