weathercoins wrote:shieldofachilles wrote:so i did a redo of pt 32 tonight..its been like 3/4 weeks since i last took it and was happy with the results. sure its false confidence but ill take it nonetheless. didnt remember the questions but still its a redo so ill take the score with a grain of salt. got a 172 so im happy for now lol. its my second time going through the 29-38 book, which ive found is really good for review. looking back at the old book and seeing the exact same mistakes is pretty eye opening.
Was it an improvement from last time? Were there any questions you got wrong this time but not last time?
Asking because I've considered going through PT's I took recently as well and doing them again, and wondered what the results would look like.
yea it was a ten point bump from last time...i dont know for sure what questions were the same that i got wrong cuz i called it a day an hour or two ago and watching the obligatory 3 hours of tv lol. basically the major change was in LR. lg was -1 both times so if i remember correctly the gains were mostly in lr but the questions wrong were exactly the fkin same (minus the questions right). ill pose tomorrow what the questions were from take one to take two.
as for how useful it is...dude i really think its a great way to hone in on exactly what ur messing up on. for example, noticed im having issues with causation arguments, regardless of the type, and super wordy conditional arguments (i remember one lr that was about what constitutes altruistic behavior and how no action can ever be altruistic...and another one about the consequences of an action justifying the action or some shit like that). sitting down and breaking apart the trends brought my lr average from -6/7 to -2 in the last 3 weeks. so basically im a big advocate of redoing, but with enough time in between, and less focus on cambridge. personally, came to the realization that cambridge sucks for me and doing sections over and over again was far more productive. not starting my pt schedule till mid/end march cuz i dun wanna run out of material when i have all of may off to do intensive study which was the initial reason for redoing pts. wasnt really thinking of the benefits of redoing aside from not burning through pts but there are more benefits than i thought.