ninetails wrote:Is anyone else getting a little discouraged? I find that almost all of my UCRs nowadays are pretty careless errors. Like a word or few I missed, or spaced out on this or that. It's hard when you get to that point where there isn't much to take away from reviewing except stop being so stupid all the time? How can you really "learn&grow" from there?
I figured this was the case for most 160+-ers; I experience the same.
NoodleyOne wrote:Make sure that your errors are brain farts and not something else, but beyond that, you have two months to work on getting your focus down. By test day, make it like shooting free throws.
Noodley, you think it's from a lack of focus/concentration?
I do too. But I do think there are at least two other factors in play in my case. (1) reading comprehension; sometimes it doesn't click until the second time through. (2) poor performance on answering the question. For example, on RC yesterday, I prephrased correctly but completely overlooked the right answer. This probably has something to do with the skill of reading comprehension, but it also could be remedied by better performance; I need to not let stress/timing/etc. get to me and just focus on the problem at hand and match up my prephrase to the correct answer choice.
I think a way out of this would be to not get too hasty to check your answers and go back over them to ensure that they are correct. Then if you get one wrong, you have to do a lap around the block or something
Ninetails: more to your point of how to get motivated, what more motivation do you need? You are a few silly mistakes from a great, great score!