Best part time study method for retake? Advice please.

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Best part time study method for retake? Advice please.

Postby sammacd25 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:33 am

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Re: Best part time study method for retake? Advice please.

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:39 am

I recommend obtaining as many fresh pt's as possible and taking them timed, then going over every answer you got wrong. If you have a couple of hours each day, you should be able to eek out a pt without an experimental section (35mins x 4 sections = 2 hrs. 20 mins). Then if you have more time to devote for the last 3 weeks, add an old section to simulate experimental. You probably have a lot of the necessary framework in place from the classes you've taken, and you just need to get timing/confidence/x factor going.

I was in a very similar situation to you, took the testmasters course, scored 165 on the real thing, started working at it again, scored 165 on my first 3 pt's in a row, almost gave up, but after a pep talk from a good friend, kept working at it. My last 4 pt's (after 17 pt's and counting) are 174, 178, 177, 174. All I have done is work through books on problem sections (powerscore lg and manhattan rc), and pt incessantly, being sure to review the questions I got wrong. There is a confidence and a timing thing that happened for me after around ten pt's that has made a big difference.

Also - if you do this, space out the new ones so you aren't taking all old or all new in a row. I have it so I take one of pt's 40-60 each week, and I have 1-39 to take about 3 per week whenever I can. Some people say the older tests have a little more generous curves, and can inflate your score by a few points.

Good luck!

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Re: Best part time study method for retake? Advice please.

Postby cogitoergosum » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:39 am

And for whatever it's worth, I would recommend this over doing another prep course.




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