Making Another Jump?

OUBobcat
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Making Another Jump?

Postby OUBobcat » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:28 pm

Well, I just heard back from my top choice school for my ED app and was dinged. I still have other apps out, but I am really into my first choice (unless I get in with $ at the other schools I applied to). I very well may take a year off, but that's up in the air.

My diagnostic was a horrific 141, I went through the PS Bibles and scored a 158 on the real thing. So I made a 17 point jump. I know that it will be harder to keep going up, but I would like to break 165 but more so 170. Anyone have any suggestions? Has anyone used Velocity?

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Re: Making Another Jump?

Postby ConfidenceMan2 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:35 pm

OUBobcat wrote:Well, I just heard back from my top choice school for my ED app and was dinged. I still have other apps out, but I am really into my first choice (unless I get in with $ at the other schools I applied to). I very well may take a year off, but that's up in the air.

My diagnostic was a horrific 141, I went through the PS Bibles and scored a 158 on the real thing. So I made a 17 point jump. I know that it will be harder to keep going up, but I would like to break 165 but more so 170. Anyone have any suggestions? Has anyone used Velocity?


I think everyone (self included) is going to want to know more about your prep. 141 to 158 is a good start, but without knowing what you did and didn't do it's hard to say either whether you can improve into the range that you want, or what exactly you should do from here.

Do you take many PTs? Do you have a weakest section? Which? A strongest? Which? When you say you "went through" the PS Bibles... did you drill all of the problems? Do you time yourself? Have you done any other drilling? Do you PT at a higher range than you perform at?

Etc. (I haven't personally used Velocity so can't help you there, but if I were to use a course, that would be the one, simply because Dave seems like a solid guy).
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Re: Making Another Jump?

Postby 062914123 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:36 pm

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Re: Making Another Jump?

Postby OUBobcat » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:11 pm

I have the 10 Newest, the Super Prep, all three PS bibles, All of the Kaplan books (Used in Pithypike's method) and am willing to get whatever else. I did about 80% of the LR Bible, all of the "primary" sections of the LG Bible (not the rare games types), and I really never got into the RC Bible (bought on Amazon and it was mostly filled out). I did about 12-15 PT's, mostly older tests and three or four from the 10 Newest book. i drilled minimally from the Kaplan books. A couple of those were untimed. My biggest problem is timing. The majority of the questions I missed come at the last 1/3 or so of the section.


Results from Oct. 2011 test:
LR -6 LG -9 LR -8 RC -9

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Re: Making Another Jump?

Postby noleknight16 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:30 pm

Too high on the amount missed on LG. This should be your first focus.

If you mastered LG and got -0 on Oct 2011, you're looking at a 163 or 164 just for that improvement, even with 9 wrong on RC and 14 total LR. LG is easy to master if you put enough effort in. Do the logic games bible and drill a TON. Learn the LR better with a book (I prefer the Manhattan LR book).




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