PSUdevon wrote:bport hopeful wrote:JoeFish wrote:You say you scored a 169 on an untimed test... see what you get on a timed test - say, 165
not a chance
Honestly, I'm not sure it's that far off. When I took my first timed diagnostic, I finished earlier then I do now that I've learned how to map questions--if you don't get a tougher question at first, you don't have the tools to work your way through, so you'll just guess and bail and move on. And on the easy questions, you'll just throw an answer up because it seems right, rather than mapping it through, and making sure that you've picked the correct answer. I'm not sure how my experience compares, but I think I've probably taken more time on most questions, not less, after studying for the test.
A lot of people's scores go down after they start to study the test for this very reason. Timing is so important. If you dont know how to do LG and youre timed, people generally flop. If you can get a 165 timed, you should be able to get damn near a 180 without being timed.
My guess would be somewhere more in the high 150's.