melodygreenleaf wrote:What hurt your score on test day? Running out of time, making silly mistakes, bombing a specific section, etc.
It was not about timing. It did take me longer to finish each section but I still had 1~2 mins left for each section. I was very nervous and couldn't think straight. I remembered a couple questions that I had to guess between 2 answers. I haven't checked my PT 70 answers yet. Plan to redo it and figure out.
I hesitate to suggest this, but you may be one of the people who needs to retake PT70, or just look back over it, right now.
I think you are right. I know I should do it - I was hesitating because I was still scared to face it. I'm going to do it today or tomorrow
civis wrote:I think PTing under worse conditions than exam day might help: busy coffee shop, really small table, more tired than usual, etc. It might be useful to have a friend actually proctor it in space that feels like a test room (e.g. floor on a library). Shoot for finishing way under time on each section. I think the key for you (and probably for me) is to get your brain in the headspace where the LSAT is auto-pilot even when you're nervous. All this might not net you a 179 on PT 71, but it'll certainly get you closer.
Thanks I'll try that. I had problem concentrating while studying in a noisy cafeteria. But I'll try it this time.
CookieDough wrote:Definitely mix up the PT conditions. I did and if anything I was too calm on test day (just freaked out before and after lol). I took PTs on beaches, with a fever, with NO desk, on an airplane... You don't have to go crazy, but the more you create a routine for studying the more disorienting the real thing seems to be.
You are so right! For the 2 months leading up to the Oct test I went to library every Saturday morning to do a 5-section PT at exactly the same time. It did become a routine! And when test day came, things became quite different and I lost my pace right away!
PourMeTea wrote:bbkk, hate to break it to you, but you actually 180'd this one. Raw score was out of 101, so you went -2 for 99.
My breakdown was:
I'm in the same boat as you. I'm skeptical of these high scores because I'm not completely unfamiliar with the material and I know that it's difficult to replicate the anxiety of test day. Although I have to say, instead of just using a watch, I started using the proctor app, which definitely incites some form of panic at the beginning. What do you use to time yourself?
Ugh. I can't shake this feeling that I know absolutely nothing about LR despite my post-October PT scores telling me otherwise.
Thanks for pointing it out tea - I graded it in bed last night before sleep, misread the curve. But I agree with you, the score is definitely inflated.
I've been using the 7sage proctor video on Youtube in the past and now i'm using the app. It gives you the choice to set a shorter time for each section. I did this PT with 32 mins/section. You should try it, the app is pretty good.
I completely understand what you said. I have that mixed feeling about my ability/knowledge too. Anyway, I'm going to do PT 70 soon and figure it out. You?