Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

ag912
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Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby ag912 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:55 am

I was Pting at 171+ , went into the test obsessed over the third game and ending up guessing on two questions on the fourth. Couldnt stop thinking about it the rest of the test and I think I screwed myself so I'm canceling my score.

I've run through most of the PTs and done all the bibles. What's the best way to keep on studying? I don't want to lose the ground I've already gained....where can I pick up more material? I just want to keep drilling incessantly until the next test.

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Re: Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby ph14 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:35 am

ag912 wrote:I was Pting at 171+ , went into the test obsessed over the third game and ending up guessing on two questions on the fourth. Couldnt stop thinking about it the rest of the test and I think I screwed myself so I'm canceling my score.

I've run through most of the PTs and done all the bibles. What's the best way to keep on studying? I don't want to lose the ground I've already gained....where can I pick up more material? I just want to keep drilling incessantly until the next test.


Take a couple of weeks off, start taking PTs again.

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Re: Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby ali3 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:36 am

Let's be study buds. I was PT'ing at 171 too. I had real problems with LG as well, and will expect a score in the low 160's. I don't know where to start. Pithypike's method religiously? I also have a real problem with LR consistency. Sometimes I can go -1 on LR for the entire PT, and sometimes it's -6. Not sure how to fix this problem.

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Re: Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby NightmanCometh » Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:17 pm

Damn I'm in the EXACT same position...I took yest. test and had LG first, and although I got through the third one I misread one of the rules for the last one and ended up having to rush madly to test every hypo. That mistake ruined my momentum going into an already tough LR section. Was also consistently PTing 170, and there's a good chance that I'm not going to reach it, so I'm gonna cancel.

I also don't have much new material, having gone through most of the PTs and bibles. However, I've been thinking that it might be dangerous to only drill the older stuff like crazy, and rather pay attention and focus to what exactly the test writers have been doing the past few tests to see trends. I think the test writers are starting to shift their approach to give a harder time to the hard-core prep students by making the questions less predictable.

For example, Logical Reasoning: From taking the PTs, I noticed that after PT 55 or so, the LR got a LOT more tricky. Not in the sense that they objectively require better reasoning skills, but they seem to be harder to crack with the mechanical methods and instinctual process of elimination that I learned through drilling the older tests or reading various prep books. No longer can I expect to see many neat and elegant conditional inferences, and for the flaws they try to mess with you by disguising the real flaw with one of the "common flaw types" of earlier PTs. Even previous gimmes like "what role does it play" have gotten much tougher and more unpredictable. I could clearly see my difficulty with the LR after taking back to back PTs of PT40s vs PT60s; each section of the PT40s LR was a breeze and didn't tax my mind at all, feeling almost mechanical and automatic; but for PT60s I really had to reread and analyze each question and couldn't rely as much on instinct.

I think I am going to take extra time to analyze the hell out of the new tests, and see exactly what patterns have been arising, and fit my study to those patterns rather than keep drilling old habits.

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Re: Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby SarahKerrigan » Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:03 pm

ag912 wrote:I was Pting at 171+ , went into the test obsessed over the third game and ending up guessing on two questions on the fourth. Couldnt stop thinking about it the rest of the test and I think I screwed myself so I'm canceling my score.

I've run through most of the PTs and done all the bibles. What's the best way to keep on studying? I don't want to lose the ground I've already gained....where can I pick up more material? I just want to keep drilling incessantly until the next test.


If you only guessed on 2, why not just see what you get?

ag912
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Re: Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby ag912 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:02 pm

i only guessed on two but i was thinking about those two for the entire test. im pretty sure it fucked me

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Re: Canceling Score, What Next? How to prep...

Postby joetheplumber » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:09 pm

same. I had LG first and the 3rd game raped me. WHY BIKES WHY




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