jk148706 wrote:iiibbystar wrote:McBrunson wrote:suitsfan wrote:I tried taking a full-length preptest for the first time today (June 2007). I took it timed. I'm doing pretty well on my drilling but before and during the test, I was so nervous and during the test I got overwhelmed. I got several questions wrong and wasn't able to finish the sections. I stopped taking the test midway after section 2 (I had added an experimental between sections 1 and 2 from an older test) because I felt like complete shit. I really hope this doesn't happen next time I take a preptest or even worse, the actual test in June.
Was in a similar situation to you just a few days ago when I took my diagnostic. Throughout the test I was all flustered and nervous, but I kept going since I felt it would help me in the long run. Ended up getting a 150 strictly timed (I know, it sucks). Really happy though I went through with it and didn't stop since the low score shows me I have a LONG way to go. Anyway, don't worry too much about it and keep fighting. Remember, the only test that counts is the one you take in June.
I agree! It happened to me too the first time I attempted to take a timed test after my initial diagnostic. The timing is something we have to get used to, but the mentality to uphold is to keep going, even when you stumbled. You'd be surprised at how many you get correct in the end if you don't give up halfway. Even if you got off on the wrong foot or had a rough start, just force yourself to keep going, and it will get better! Did you do timed sections before starting your PT? Maybe start getting comfortable with timed sections before you start taking full blown PT's. I'm kind of doing that now..and it makes me feel less nervous about taking a PT.
At this point, PTs are basically useless. But a diagnostic can be an interesting starting point.
Once you start taking full PTs, don't get discouraged. If you put in the work, the scores will get better and better
Yep, I would say it's still early to take full PT's. If you do timed individual sections, do those sections from PT (1-38) that you are using for drilling so you're not wasting material for future PT's.