In endless debate over postponing this test. I took PT 66 on Saturday and 100% tanked LG. The third game threw the whole section down the toilet because I misread one of the rules about which level had to have more members. -11. Ouch. By far worst section I've had in this prep. I had been drilling LG like crazy lately, and I think my mind became dulled to the process. I'm slated to receive the third edition of Manhattan's Logic Games guide on Monday so that gives me some extra motivation to withdraw from October and only take it in December.
I don't want to start another October v. December thread if I can air my concerns here. I have taken the test twice (160 in 2010, 165 in 2011). I wanted to take the test in October with December as my fall back. I did average 168 on my last thirteen PTs before the debacle on 66. I ran some interesting analysis and found that if I could have been at a consistent -0 or -1 on LG my average would have shot up to 172. However, my last five scores have a definite downward trend (171,169,167,167,163). I told myself that I wouldn't take the test unless I could reasonably expect a 170.
My woes have come on the newer tests. I originally planned to save two 60s PTs as an ace in the hole for December. I have yet to do 62,63,64,65. If I stop my prep for October I will have five untouched PTs to take before December. I think I may need more than a week to reckon with the new tests.
With that said, it made sense for me to attempt October before my recent woes. My declining performance may have also resulted from overstudying, in which case, a week or two off could help revive my scores back into the 170s. I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of withdrawing. I have heard various opinions about the impact of a late application. I want T-14 with a chance at T-6. I have a 3.7x gpa, two years of scattered work experience, but otherwise average softs. I do not want another ~165 on my record. My other option is to take one more PT next Tuesday or Wednesday and then go from there. What do you guys think?