Prep Scores Going Down??!

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Prep Scores Going Down??!

Postby baronvonbarron » Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:47 pm

Hey everyone-

I'm studying for the October test and have run into a bit of a problem. I'm taking the brute force study approach, taking every preptest I can get my hands on and diligently going over both missed answers as well as "iffy" correctly answered problems. I was consistently testing in the low to mid 160s for a while, which is right in my target zone. I also went through the LG Bible, LG Bible supplement, and LR Bible. This was all over a period of around two months. I took (and bombed) the test last year after a considerable amount of study (Testmasters course).

However, as of recently my test scores have been dropping significantly. The last test I took was 154 and the preceding few weren't much better. Interestingly enough, the recent low-scoring tests are from the newest volume of preptests. Does anyone find the newer tests to be more difficult than the old ones?

The test is in two weeks and I am beginning to worry whether or not all this studying will pay off. Strangely enough, my girlfriend is in the exact same boat as me, experiencing a sudden score drop off after consistently scoring 165-170. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Any advice?

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Re: Prep Scores Going Down??!

Postby richie222 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:03 pm

An occasional low score, although it is discouraging, should not be a huge cause for concern. However, if your scores are decreasing substantially and not coming back up, you might be better off stopping with the prep tests until you can figure out what is wrong.

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Re: Prep Scores Going Down??!

Postby JamMasterJ » Sun Sep 18, 2011 7:12 pm

Relax. It's probably burnout. I've had a couple cycles of mid 170s dropping down to high 160s and after chilling out for a couple days, my scores have gone back up and even higher.

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