bee wrote:CookieDough wrote:dosto5 wrote:PourMeTea wrote:The sad thing is, it's easier said than done. I very, very clearly remember halfway through the first section thinking, "shit I need to cancel" and was totally unable to shake that mantra for the entire test.
Yeah I know it's extremely tough and probably the toughest part of the test for many people imo. But at least now you've been there, you've been in that situation, you've reacted the wrong way (kind of), and now you can use that experience to your advantage. Again these are a bunch of hollow words because they don't really give any substantive advice, but I still think that visualizing different test day situations and having a plan ready is a good idea. Anything you can fall back on in case something happens, really.
I also did PTs in ridiculous conditions to get used to being upset during a test. Really helped the day of to not get thrown. I'd probably suggest finding question types that are very difficult/strange for you and just drill them until you get used to being uncomfortable.
this is something i should've done in october, but i just didn't have the time. i'll definitely try to do this the second time around
Not gonna lie, most of this was good studying and maaaaaybe once I did a PT on a beach in Mexico while drinking
I got a 174 though, so...?
ETA: On the PT. Clearly not on the real thing, or I wouldn't be freaking out