ws81086n wrote: Instinctive wrote: ws81086n wrote:
I am extremely flustered over LG. This was a brutal section, primarily because of stained glass, but -7 is still totally unacceptable. I thought I could go 3 or fewer on the most difficult logic games sections, but today was a wake-up call. I think I could reliably be -2 or fewer on most games sections, but one with a brutal game is clearly a chink in my armor. I've got work to do. Overall, I thought this was a very challenging test. LG were the driving force for -14 curve, but none of the other sections were easy or even below average in my opinion. RC seemed average, and LR above average, though I have definitely seen harder LR.
I drilled this LG section today: where did you go wrong? I missed 1 outright, and didn't have time for another - I've been a -0 on my last like 40+ individual LGs (10 sections plus some drills) so it surprised me. I'm thinking tomorrow I will do most of the LG sections from 61-67...
Stained glass-wise: I was having trouble and then I hit on a certain relationship between the 2 rose rule and the none can be without both purple and orange rule. Once I realized a connection there, I flew threw some hypos and finished out the section well.
I didn't make that deduction or any others really, other than taking the contras and connecting rules. I tried the second question and sputtered, ditto the third, at which point I got really flustered and it seems like it was all over for me on that game from there. My hypos kept running into problems.
Took 2 back-to-back tests today (62+63) with a 10 minute break after the 4th section. Hopefully after taking an 8-section PT, a 5-section PT will seem like cake. Got a 167 and 171, respectively. Pretty bad, considering the 3 or 4 PTs before that I averaged just over 175 (176, 176, 174). Hoping it was because they were 8-section PTs where I bombed both LG (-7 combined between the two).
I went through the games and reviewed them. Took comfort in the fact that on the test Saturday I will have space to make a "hypo section" where I write all hypos and can build off of each other. Games like that seem to need multiple hypos, so thank god they rearranged the pages to give us more room. I have found all the recent games to be rediculously easy (i.e. finishing it in 3-4 minutes) or insanely hard (taking 15-20 minutes...)