Just took PT 47:
LR: -3 (ran low on time, guessed on one)
RC: -3 (ran low on time)
LR: -6 (ran low on time, guessed last two)
LG: -3 (did well on "hard" game, definitely screwed up some rules on the last game)
While it is just my third PT, this is somewhat of a rude awakening that I still have such a long way to go for that 170+ score. Stupid mistakes everywhere and I guess I was just a bit too slow through the first half of the LR. I'm at a weird place right now where I'm not really sure how to improve other than to take more PTs and practice timing.
smccgrey wrote:Just thinking about the BR question I answered earlier - Does anyone else NOT use blind review?
I tried it once and I hated it! I'm usually very confident in my answer, and I'm never really inclined to change it. When I know that it's a guess, I usually note my second choice while I'm taking it. When I check my answers, I can usually see why the correct answer was correct immediately, and I make vulgarity-ridden, somewhat rude notes to myself on why I was wrong. So my PTs are filled with notes like "Actually read the whole fucking question!" in LR and "Pay attention to names, FUCK" in RC. And in LG I don't usually have issues, but there will be the occasional note that just says "ELIMINATE!!!"
I think 90% of why I hate blind review is that I'm so anxious to see my score than I don't have the patience to go through the flagged questions again. Plus, more of my mistakes are just sort of "oops didn't read that properly" than "what the actual fuck is this?"
I'm about to try my own version of Blind Review now because I feel the same way in that I'm too anxious after I finish the exam. When I check my answers now, I only look at the answer sheet and keep a tally under each section with how many I got wrong rather than making a mark to each individual question, that way I don't know which questions I actually got wrong. In like thirty minutes I'm gonna open the test back up and try to review it.