Gisney wrote:Took PT 53 today.
LR1: -4 (bleh!)
RC: -6 (@#$%$!)
LR: Def proof I need to warm up before I start a PT. But I believe my LR score will get lower and more concise when I stop with my practicing by type and do timed mixed review because while I finish on time its not comfortable. I speed through some to finish. I keep missing one or two of the last few because I am speeding to finish so I can review ones I marked as unsure.
LG: I am sticking to the idea that it is easiest to improve on. But seriously I cannot advocate enough Pikes method of doing each game 3xs. Reading LGB ad MLSAT helped but I did not start to have consistent -1 or -0 until after Pikes. Where the books told me about inferences and hypos, I could not see them without help until I did them over and over.
RC: What a shit show. I missed 5 from the same passage though. Fuck English common law. Makes me scared one bad passage in FEb will kill my goal. Really not sure how to fix this either. I am going to rerad MLSATs RC guide and pray. Anyone else have ideas?
Don't worry about this one man, like you said things will start to get more consistent. That's my mantra now. I feel like I am constantly getting lucky or unlucky on varying portions of the test, and just one bad passage, bad LR question (strengthen with formal logic huge stimulus on Q#14 or something like that) then it throws off my rhythm. I start to think outside of the test, shit bricks about what is happening to me, etc etc. Yeah I think that as you start taking lots of timed sections you will figure out a rhythm and a mindset for each one.
Wholeheartedly agree about pithypike's 3x method. Honestly I've taken some of those sub-38 games like 4 or 5 times.
Update on my end is that going back and carefully reading the LRB has proven at least somewhat successful. I understand the mechanics of what I am doing a whole lot better now, and I have started to actual use fail-safes like the Denial Test, Variance Test, etc. It's also helped me notice that I am not as good at some questions as I thought, especially Weaken/Strengthen and Method of Reasoning. On the other hand, questions that used to give me lots of trouble (Point at Issue, Parallel, Nec/Suff. Assumption) are now substantially easier.
Looking forward to starting to measure my progress with actual PTs maybe late next week.