i just realized i said "so far" about 100x in that last post...can you tell i'm being cautious about getting too excited about blueprint...i will be more comfortable after my 2nd practice test though!
Just a warning, we see our score increases mostly on the later tests. The second practice test is usually pretty close (or, actually, lower) than the first one. This is the result of a few things:
1) You know exactly how much you don't know this time around. When you go through it the first time, you don't freeze up when you don't understand something, because you generally think you're getting it right. Now, you know that you're getting certain things wrong.
2) Using the methods in a real-world situation is going to slow you down. You won't have a bunch of MBT in a row, for example, so you'll have to take extra time for your brain to jump from one strategy to the next. Your timing will be all sorts of messed up.
3) You still won't have covered over half the material.
So don't worry if you don't see an improvement on the second exam - very few of our students do see a significant improvement. Our average score increase is still +11, however, because we see drastic gains on those later PTs after getting through all of the material and working on timing. The second (and, with our new 6 PT schedule, third) PTs are mostly about getting you some practice on the question types we have covered in a situation like the one you'll face in October. For that exam (and all the ones before you've gotten through lesson 13, the last, pre-review lesson), focus on getting what you've covered correct; don't worry about the overall score.