adding an extra section

cfrob14
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adding an extra section

Postby cfrob14 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:10 pm

I've started taking 5 section practice tests and have noticed my scores dropping a little.I'm not too concerned because I still have a month but was wondering if anybody else could relate.

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Re: adding an extra section

Postby kahechsof » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:12 pm

If you take 5 sections you will get more wrong because there are more to get wrong.

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Re: adding an extra section

Postby 941law » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:36 pm

kahechsof wrote:If you take 5 sections you will get more wrong because there are more to get wrong.

....and more to get right.


Sounds like op has a mental endurance problem if he is doing more poorly in the 5th section compared to others.

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Re: adding an extra section

Postby cfrob14 » Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:03 pm

941law wrote:
kahechsof wrote:If you take 5 sections you will get more wrong because there are more to get wrong.

....and more to get right.


Sounds like op has a mental endurance problem if he is doing more poorly in the 5th section compared to others.


I think it's an endurance problem. Like I said, I'm not too worried because it's only a minimal drop (usually 1 or two points). It's annoying though because I make stupid mistakes toward the end, once I'm a little tired. I'm hoping I'll build the endurance necessary in due time.

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Re: adding an extra section

Postby LSAT World » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:01 pm

It sounds like an endurance problem. However, 1-2 point difference could be a regular fluctuation. Moreover, doing the 5th section is a right decision since you'll have the same on the test-day.

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Re: adding an extra section

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:26 pm

cfrob14 wrote:
941law wrote:
kahechsof wrote:If you take 5 sections you will get more wrong because there are more to get wrong.

....and more to get right.


Sounds like op has a mental endurance problem if he is doing more poorly in the 5th section compared to others.


I think it's an endurance problem. Like I said, I'm not too worried because it's only a minimal drop (usually 1 or two points). It's annoying though because I make stupid mistakes toward the end, once I'm a little tired. I'm hoping I'll build the endurance necessary in due time.


Especially if the fifth section is LR, get aggressive with it. Finishing the first ten in ten minutes (or 15 in 15) is an important part of doing well, but it's easy to slow down by the final section. Keep your pace up at the beginning of the section so you have time for everything.




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