Lenahan3 wrote:Yeah, but what day? I'm taking this weekend as well.
Ok so I'm probably doing PT67 in which case I'll do it Sunday morning. I'll use Saturday to drill myself into semi-peak shape so I can it a legit effort.
If you guys wanna review together, I'll be down anytime after that or Monday.
BTW: Lena you seem to be pretty thorough in monitoring your conditions, any idea what caused your test-day drop? I score decently on PT's as well and I'm trying to cover all my bases heading into Dec.
Yeah, I think I've narrowed my failings down to a few major points.
Overconfidence: I'd be prepping like a crazy man and I thought I had it figured out. Huge mistake. It bitchslapped me around and left me with a score almost 10 points below my average.
Timing: Pre-test I was finishing LR in 20 minutes, ish and RC is about 28. Test day I finished LR in probably 18 minutes and RC in about 26 (not exact numbers). I blew through it way too quickly, making colossal errors. I remapped my entire attack for LR and RC, slowing each one down substantially. I treat every question like a live bomb, even the "easy" ones, instead of just getting the answer and leaving.
Intuition: I'm naturally good at this test (which led to overconfidence) and I didn't really even have a strategy for LR and RC. I just attacked the questions, living or dying by my intuition; when it came game time, that crucified me. When I say I remapped my LR/RC attack, it's more like I actually created one, not improved upon it. Having an attack for each question on LR and the passages on RC has helped my focus/scores out significantly.
I had the LR experimental as my first section, and I absolutely killed it. I think that set me up for failure by boosting my already overconfident outlook.
Those are the biggest ones that I've been able to figure out.
Also, talking to people during the break that I knew. Big mistake. My worst section was section 4, and I think listening/conversing just threw me off. Come December, I'm going anti-social game time mode. I'm putting on my fuck off face (it's rather good) and not talking to anybody.
Edit: I've really got to learn to be humbler.