Retaking PTs

CHIJAMES11
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Retaking PTs

Postby CHIJAMES11 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:54 pm

Should one retake practice tests? It seems too easy, is there a benefit out of this that I am missing? How long do you wait before you retake a test you have already completed?

Humbly,

James

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KevinP
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Re: Retaking PTs

Postby KevinP » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:02 am

CHIJAMES11 wrote:Should one retake practice tests?

Yes. For example, Pithypike's method recommends having 3 copies of games.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41657

CHIJAMES11 wrote:It seems too easy, is there a benefit out of this that I am missing? How long do you wait before you retake a test you have already completed?

This really depends on the individual. One of the posters wrote a blog entry about reusing PTs that I thought was useful.

Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with the poster/blog.

http://blog.earldoeslsat.com/2011/03/re ... es+LSAT%29

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Re: Retaking PTs

Postby clouds101 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:53 pm

CHIJAMES11 wrote:Should one retake practice tests? It seems too easy, is there a benefit out of this that I am missing? How long do you wait before you retake a test you have already completed?

Humbly,

James


I'd wait at least 24 hours before attempting to redo a test, but an alternative is that you can redo sections where you had a lot of problems or questions that you missed.

The benefit? Things start to click when I repeat problems. Sorry for the cookie-cutter "click" answer, but it's true.

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Re: Retaking PTs

Postby CHIJAMES11 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:59 pm

Thank you :) The blog did put it into perspective.

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Re: Retaking PTs

Postby CHIJAMES11 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 4:01 pm

I just retook a practice test this morning. I scored a 173 and I had time to spare on everything except logic games (LR -2/-2, RC -1, LG -7). I waited one week before retaking it. Despite this, I kept getting this feeling like I just knew what the right answer was. I am not sure if this is because I have already taken the test or if I am reinforcing good technique. Every time I move to a next question or set of questions it starts with "Oh, I remember this one.." This makes me wonder if I am approaching this in the correct way.

Thanks,

James




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