Olive wrote:Welcome, October people!
I'm sorry you all are having to studying for this test again. Hopefully just six more weeks to a better score!
Based on your Oct. experience what advice would you give us for December in terms of test taking strategy/test day nerves/etc?
What do you think you learned from the Oct test that you are not going to do this time around?
Thanks in advance!
I was groggy coming in at 8:30am. I took most of my PT's in the afternoon, and I think that had an effect. I'm going to experiment with using 5 hour energy. Never taken any kind of stimulant before, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Simulate game day experience.
Also, make sure you have a routine down with using your watch as a timer. I had basically just used my stopwatch on my iphone because I wanted exact time, but the day of the test I messed up the timer on my watch for the 2nd section. Probably because I panicked because of the games, but I wasn't ready for the quick turnaround and it cost me on my 2nd section because I had no clue on time.
I'm going to think on what else and try and readdress this question. I know I definitely need to study more. I did about 120 or so LGs as practice after reading the LG bible. And then I basically jumped right into taking practice tests with about 2-3 weeks before the test. It was through the PT's that I got consistent with LR. My first PT's were in the 160-162 range (right where I scored on this one) when my LR sucked. As I kept taking PT's (about
my LR rose. The last 4 tests I took I scored from a 167, 167, 169, 167. I got cocky thinking I was awesome at LR, but obviously it screwed me over on the real deal.
I did read the LR bible once in July, but honestly, I have been going by on feel for the most part. I used their basic overall test strategies, like recognize the stimulus and argument, conditional stuff, but not too much else. I feel like it is again too late in the game to try and adopt some of their stuff, and I think my natural gut is right a lot. Not sure what went wrong on test day. I didn't perform up to par on LG and RC, but those were scores I could have handled if I did how I normally did on LR. Going to think on how to approach my study. Probably go through my LR by types. Do A TON of those.