Lack of Consistency

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Lack of Consistency

Postby gator89 » Sat May 14, 2011 1:53 pm

I have been taking practice tests for a couple weeks now but have not been able to pinpoint what else I need to do. I cannot seem to put a full test together.

Here are the stats for the tests I took this week:
RC..........................LR..........................LG....... Score
-8 ________________-10 ______________ -5 ______163
-6 ________________-16_______________-0 ______164
-5 ________________-16 ______________ -1 ______164
-2 ________________-12 _______________-6 ______165

I changed my approach to RC which has drastically helped. LR has been fluctuating perhaps because I am still in the process of my online class so I am learning new strategies and applying them to the test. For LG it seems to all boil down to time.

Any tips/advice for what I might be doing wrong or what I should improve on?

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Re: Lack of Consistency

Postby newyorkterp » Sun May 15, 2011 4:22 pm

Wow your RC has improved steadily, could you go into detail about your new approach? Thanks and good luck!

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Re: Lack of Consistency

Postby gator89 » Mon May 16, 2011 7:59 pm

My new rc approach is so easy. Its plainly read through the text, not taking any notes or anything and attacking the questions. I was finding my self short of time and getting caught up wasting time choosing between two answers prior to my new method. Now I read straight though each passage and answer questions accordingly trying not to spend too much time wavering back and forth between answer choices. Probably not a popular approach according to a lot of people on this site, but it works for me; I would take -2 in RC on test day any day of the week. I choose not to mark up the passage because it actually seems to distract me from capturing the main point...the added tasks of marking view points, examples, and the such messes up my flow. I find it easier to return to the text for each question since I have a firm grasp on the passage

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Re: Lack of Consistency

Postby Corwin » Mon May 16, 2011 8:29 pm

For LG, around 5 or so questions are based on a scenario. A fluctuation of 5 can be explained by you simply not understanding one of the games. Go back to your tests and see if this was the case. LR questions are all independent, so it simply seems that you need to drill a lot harder on that section.

For what it's worth, I've greatly reduced the chance that I don't get a logic game through extensive practice via this book: In my four initial practice tests before I starting studying, I missed one question in LG on two or them and five questions in LG on the other two. Across my last few PTs I have not missed more than two.

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