October rapidly approaching...need advice

ironbmike
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October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby ironbmike » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:52 pm

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby lilhugsy24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:06 pm

As of right now I think it would be better for you to switch test dates to December because you are already doing well in the section that is the hardest to improve (RC). It seems like a waste to take it in October because it doesn't seem like you are fully prepared right now and don't have enough time.

Don't worry about improving LG by 10 points. It is very doable and just takes practice. The most important thing is to just drill games and eventually you will see your mistakes drop. Getting a perfect score in LG is very doable especially if you wait till December. I myself started out at -13 in LG and am now at -0 to -2. Waiting will definitely be worth it if you can push your score in the 170's.

What is your GPA by the way?

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby ironbmike » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:24 pm

lilhugsy24 wrote:As of right now I think it would be better for you to switch test dates to December because you are already doing well in the section that is the hardest to improve (RC). It seems like a waste to take it in October because it doesn't seem like you are fully prepared right now and don't have enough time.

Don't worry about improving LG by 10 points. It is very doable and just takes practice. The most important thing is to just drill games and eventually you will see your mistakes drop. Getting a perfect score in LG is very doable especially if you wait till December. I myself started out at -13 in LG and am now at -0 to -2. Waiting will definitely be worth it if you can push your score in the 170's.

What is your GPA by the way?


I think I may take it in October and if I know that I did well, and there is only one LG section, I will keep the score. If there are two LG or I know that I did badly, I'll cancel. The nice thing about LG is it is very easy to tell when you got them right and when you got them wrong. And I am very steady with my other scores so I don't feel the need to worry about them.
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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby lilhugsy24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:07 pm

But why would you want to waste one of your three takes when you haven't reached your full potential? You can definitely improve that LG score if you just take the time.

Right now you are at

LR: -11
LG:-15
RC: -2
Total: -28

You can easily take 13 off that by drilling LG and probably take another 5 off LR by drilling that more.

LR:-6
LG:-2
RC:-2
Total: -10

Which leaves with a you with a -10, which will pretty much always get you in the 170 range. I just don't think its right decision for you to take it in October currently. You have a pretty solid GPA. Don't settle for a score on such a learnable test.

I know you may not want to hear it, but you can always wait till next cycle if you have to. It's just seems too risky ITE to go any non-T14 school.

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby theprophet89 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:45 pm

It honestly takes a week to learn games.

If you are -3 RC and -11 LR, you should spend the next 3 weeks getting LG down and enjoying your mid-high 160.

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby lilhugsy24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:00 pm

^But why settle for 160's?

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby Cobretti » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:15 pm

You should take in December. LG is the easiest place to improve but you need some time. You might get everything figured out in the next 3 weeks but I don't think its worth it at all. Stick to your studying for another 2 months and take in december.

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby M.M. » Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:18 pm

theprophet89 wrote:It honestly takes a week to learn games.

If you are -3 RC and -11 LR, you should spend the next 3 weeks getting LG down and enjoying your mid-high 160.



.... maybe for you, but not for the vast majority of people.

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby Tiago Splitter » Thu Sep 13, 2012 10:46 pm

ironbmike wrote:The nice thing about LG is it is very easy to tell when you got them right and when you got them wrong.


Exactly. This is why you'll soon find out that games is the section where you shouldn't miss any. Do every single game at least once and you will get there.

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Re: October rapidly approaching...need advice

Postby ironbmike » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:56 pm

Ok, I rescheduled for December. Hopefully it won't hurt my applications too much and I can raise my score. Thanks all!




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