rakeshow wrote:With only a few weeks left, i was wondering what I should be focusing on. LG is firmly grounded, and I would be shocked if i miss more than 2 (usually get -1 due to a careless error or something, get -0 if everything goes right).
on LR, i went -4/-4 in June, so that area needs work (i was fluctuating between -2 to -4 per section leading up to then)
RC has always been, and still is, my worst section by far. I can never seem to get -0 on a passage, and usually end up with -5 to -8 on a given RC section.
LG i am fine, and will just do timed sections that are part of the PT i am taking. However, I don't think taking PTs over and over again is best at this point, because then i'd just get reinforcing habits and making myself get really good at getting high 160s, so to speak.
Should I focus on LR and try to ace those sections since its half the test, and im closer to mastering? with RC i feel like I have tried a lot of different approaches (annotating a LOT, annotating nothing, skimming passages, reading really slowly and in-depth, etc) but nothing seems to click. I'm kind of planning on trying to get as many points in the bank from LR and LG, and then assume i'll get around a -6 on the RC. this would bring me to low 170s if all goes well.
With the test approaching soon, is this the best thing i could do at this point? A total RC overhaul doesnt seem feasible within 3 weeks, especially since i need to eventually start focusing on just full timed PT for maintenance. Any thoughts?
In your case I would do 6 games a day just to be sharp. You might want to try pithypike method.
On RC just pick the RC method that you are doing the best on (mine is only annotating the author's viewpoint and just trying to stay focused on the main point of each paragraph) and do a section or two a day to try to improve. I was like you in that every section I was averaging about a -6 and I ended up with a -4 on test day. Now I have an average of -2 and I really haven't fixed anything or learned new tricks. I just have done so many now that they slowly start to make patterns and become less cryptic.
I agree that you might want to focus on LR. Just keep a list of which problem types you are missing. What I do is for which ever problem type I miss, I skim the chapter on it in the LR Bible or MLSAT and reread my notes. Then I do 10 of those problems from my cambridge packet. Also on non pt days I do a section or two to stay on top of my timing.