okaygo wrote:See the problem for me is that I'm not weak in any particular game type...there is no consistency with that. What is consistent is my doing horrible at the more difficult games, but all pretty decent on the easier ones. Right now I'm working my way through Powerscore and Manhattan (again), and drilling by type from my bundles. If I do well, I move on. But if I do poorly I watch the 7sage videos. But those don't even seem to be helping me much, because his methods don't seem to always coincide very well with the Manhattan methods I've learned to use (i.e. logic chain for in/out games). As far as question types, I miss the majority of the 'could be true' questions, and tend to always get the 'must be true' questions correct.
I'm just at a LOSS for what to do next. I really don't want to postpone until October because I am at the top of my game in LR and RC, and I also feel like I don't know what I could be doing between June - October that I haven't been doing from January until now that could all of a sudden give me huge progress in LG.
I know that pain. I'm spending the next three weeks pounding the LG sections over and over again because, no matter how much work I've put into them over the past 4.5 months, I still can't get a perfect section, while I put half the time into RC/LG and can finish a section with no errors.
I guess the best strategy is to not only focus on the game types that are hardest, but also to leave the hardest question types for last and give them extreme emphasis. I'm even going back to basics and doing untimed sections. I've been timing myself since the beginning, so perhaps the problem personally was that I never got the fundamentals down to a science; I just dove right into them. It's like practicing a difficult song at full tempo for three months. At the end of that time, you can play the song mostly correct, but it's sloppy in its execution. However, if you start slowly and then build up to full tempo, you can play the song neatly and perhaps without error.
There's approx. 20 days left until the test. If you only have certain trouble areas that are punishing you, there is no need to look at the whole test right now. Drill these little bits. Take the Yo Yo Ma method and rehearse the smallest, hardest bits like mad, THEN fit it into the whole piece.
And I apologize for the musical analogies.