Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

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Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby NanaP » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:56 am

For folks who scored <150 on the initial diagnostics, how many prep tests would you say you took before you saw a significant jump, say >160???

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:05 am

I owe my jump to reviewing my mistakes and drilling sections from PTs in the 20s and 30s which helped me realize patterns. Quality over quantity was what helped significantly, alongside starting my LR sections in the middle of a section. It all came together after sitting three or four PTs from the 40s. Still have significant work ahead.

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby NanaP » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:09 am

AAJD2B wrote:alongside starting my LR sections in the middle of a section.



What do you mean by this??

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby AAJD2B » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:26 am

Wormfather wrote:
NanaP wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:alongside starting my LR sections in the middle of a section.



What do you mean by this??


This was where I saw my final jump as well. Sometimes you work better under pressure than you realize.

The first 10 questions should take 10 minutes or less. How ever if you start with them, you have so much time in front of you that you might start asking your self if question 4 is too easy, maybe you missed something, etc.

I started with question 12 and by the time I would get back around to question 1 I'd have 10-13 minutes left. This left no time to overthink.


+100000


I also start at 12/13 as I want to spend as much time gaining points on the questions requiring more time (usually from 15-23; 12-14 is my warm up). By starting with the hardest part of the LR section with no major time constraints, it helps me concentrate better and not feel as pressured to get the question done quickly, thus mitigating errors. You can afford to speed-read and pick and go from questions 1-10/11. Leave those for last.

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby alexrodriguez » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:30 am

You don't get better by taking preptest.

You get better by drilling and studying why you're an idiot and how you need to transform your way of thinking.

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby NanaP » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:33 am

Wormfather wrote:
NanaP wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:alongside starting my LR sections in the middle of a section.



What do you mean by this??


This was where I saw my final jump as well. Sometimes you work better under pressure than you realize.

The first 10 questions should take 10 minutes or less. How ever if you start with them, you have so much time in front of you that you might start asking your self if question 4 is too easy, maybe you missed something, etc.

I started with question 12 and by the time I would get back around to question 1 I'd have 10-13 minutes left. This left no time to overthink.



Wow, that's amazing, I had no idea. I'll start doing this and see how it goes, it makes sense though.

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby scandk » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:16 pm

Wormfather wrote:
NanaP wrote:
AAJD2B wrote:alongside starting my LR sections in the middle of a section.



What do you mean by this??


This was where I saw my final jump as well. Sometimes you work better under pressure than you realize.

The first 10 questions should take 10 minutes or less. How ever if you start with them, you have so much time in front of you that you might start asking your self if question 4 is too easy, maybe you missed something, etc.

I started with question 12 and by the time I would get back around to question 1 I'd have 10-13 minutes left. This left no time to overthink.


This sounds like a good idea; I'll try it and let you know how it goes.

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby lsatyolo » Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:02 pm

I'm gonna try that shit, too. Been thinking about doing it for some time now, why not?

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Re: Questions for ppl who scored low diagnostics

Postby LexLeon » Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:41 pm

I remember a guy who posted and said he or she scored 140-something on the first practice test, and a 178 on the real thing. (S)he would be a good person to talk with.




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