When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

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CardozoLaw09
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When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Sat May 05, 2012 10:58 pm

Or can you skip this step without losing much accuracy as far simulating the actual test? Also, what is the best method to adopt for bubbling in your answers? I usually have a good 6 - 8 minutes after R/C and L/R - do you think this is due to the fact I am not bubbling in answers?

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby 09042014 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:01 pm

CardozoLaw09 wrote:Or can you skip this step without losing much accuracy as far simulating the actual test? Also, what is the best method to adopt for bubbling in your answers? I usually have a good 6 - 8 minutes after R/C and L/R - do you think this is due to the fact I am not bubbling in answers?


Do it so its natural on test day. It only takes like two minutes but its too minutes you need to account for.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Sat May 05, 2012 11:32 pm

Every second matters, so yes, I would practice under the most realistic conditions possible. And I always found transferring my answers after I finish a page worked out well.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sat May 05, 2012 11:42 pm

I don't think you need to bubble on every single PT, but definitely do it several times so it's familiar.

I agree that bubbling in the answers for each page before moving on is a good method.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby beebela » Sun May 06, 2012 2:23 pm

I would definitely bubble every PT just so you get used to it and (like others have said) you might as well make it as realistic as possible for the real test day.

As far as bubbling strategy goes, I always bubbled the LG and RC questions one game/passage at a time after I completed all questions in the game/passage and for LR I bubbled a two-page spread once I finished all of those questions, bubbling question-by-question takes more time.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby Betharl » Sun May 06, 2012 2:30 pm

beebela wrote:As far as bubbling strategy goes, I always bubbled the LG and RC questions one game/passage at a time after I completed all questions in the game/passage and for LR I bubbled a two-page spread once I finished all of those questions, bubbling question-by-question takes more time.


Yeah, I use the same strategy. Also, you should probably only need a max of 45 seconds or so to bubble, not minutes.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby Nova » Sun May 06, 2012 3:34 pm

Necessary? NO. It's probably a good idea to do it on a your last few PTs though.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby 83947368 » Sun May 06, 2012 4:26 pm

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby tomwatts » Sun May 06, 2012 7:00 pm

If you have a small desk on test day, bubbling can be kind of a pain, so it's worth practicing with a scantron and a small desk (the size of your closed test book) at least once if you think that's a possibility.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby Clearly » Mon May 07, 2012 2:52 am

Is it necessary to bubble in the answers on the real test? Than yes. Why on earth wouldn't you!?
I personally bubble after each game or reading comp passage, but bubble LRs at the end in one pass, but I usually finish with significant time on LR

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby markeconrad » Tue May 08, 2012 4:20 pm

Yeah, as dumb as it seems, I've sometimes made mistakes in the transfer to the answer sheet during my PTs. Helps me to be more aware of the issue by making sure I practice with it.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby ngogirl » Tue May 08, 2012 9:07 pm

I always bubble in my answers on PT's. For each game after completing the game I transfer my answers, same with RC passages. For LR, I transfer my answers after I finish answering the questions on the 2nd page.

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Re: When PT'ing is it necessary to also bubble in your answers?

Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Tue May 08, 2012 9:11 pm

w in the f do you lose by doing this? do it.




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