What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

mcv123
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What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby mcv123 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:12 pm

In deciding if I should redo a game, should I only redo games where I got 50+% of the questions or more wrong, or any wrong questions period?
In tests 29-38 I had 11 games where I received 50+% wrong. Usually due to not paying attention.

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Nova
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Re: What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby Nova » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:17 pm

Do them over and over until you dont miss any.

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Re: What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby ehall20 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:16 am

Nova wrote:Do them over and over until you dont miss any.


And then do them some more until they take you less than 7 minutes :lol:.

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Re: What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby Micdiddy » Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:49 am

mcv123 wrote: Usually due to not paying attention.


Well, if this is actually the problem then simply doing them over probably will not help much. Why do you not pay attention during games? Or do you just mean accidentally thinking it's a "which one is true" question instead of "all of these are true EXCEPT?" Because I do the latter sometimes, though I don't think it could account for missing 50% in a game.

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Re: What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby shifty_eyed » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:02 am

I repeat games even when I got them all right the first time around.

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Re: What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby MLBrandow » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:27 am

mcv123,

For me, I spent a long time optimizing my games approach, and I, too, felt nearly all of my mistakes were from simply misreading or misdiagramming something. Two things helped me alleviate this problem: doing as many games as I could get my hands on, and trying to finally slow down after spending so much time trying to speeding up.

Don't be satisfied with simply getting all the questions on a game correct. If it feels slow, you probably were slow. I did all the games by type for the first 38 preptests and whenever I encountered a game I felt could have been much faster, I reprinted it and repeated it later. Conversely, some games I gaffed by misreading an otherwise very simple question, and rather than repeat the game, I made sure to pinpoint what flaws in my methodology allowed this to happen.

I tend to always read question stems and rules very slowly now, and often I'll read some question stems twice to be sure I haven't misread. This has been the final factor in my going from anywhere from -1 to -3 to consistently -0.

In short, I wouldn't judge whether to repeat a game based on missing a number of questions specifically. If the game feels like it could be solved much faster, repeat the game. If you missed questions due to lack of comprehension, repeat the game. If you missed an otherwise simple question (or a few of them) due to misreading, reevaluate your approach to questions in general and try to eliminate whatever is causing you to misread or misinterpret these questions.

Best of luck!

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Re: What is the minimum I should miss on a game before repeating

Postby mcv123 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:13 pm

Micdiddy wrote:
mcv123 wrote: Usually due to not paying attention.


Well, if this is actually the problem then simply doing them over probably will not help much. Why do you not pay attention during games? Or do you just mean accidentally thinking it's a "which one is true" question instead of "all of these are true EXCEPT?" Because I do the latter sometimes, though I don't think it could account for missing 50% in a game.


i mean not paying attention in 2 ways.

1. i dont notice the exact wording of a clue and thus will completely reverse the relationship between two elements. "birds in the forest" is a good example. the 1st and 4th clues for that game i consistently switch around. slowing down helps but it obviously takes more time. on the bright side i have been finishing an entire game 1-2 minutes under the maximum time.

2. i lose my concentration. i can read a sentence, even simple ones, 4 or 5 times and it wont make any sense until the 6th time. very annoying and typically happens on the individual LG questions or the LR questions. annoying but does not happen too often.

some from what everyone has said, i should be aiming for perfection on all questions. look to see if i am just making little mistakes or if i am not actually understanding the information provided. i should also be slowing down to minimize any potential screw ups. sounds good. thank you all.




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