evolution wrote:So I've heard people using sections from old PT's that they haven't seen in a very long time as experimentals. But what do you guys think about adding an experimental on your PT that you've never seen before? I have 60-72 as fresh PT's and I'll usually add in either RC or LR as a 5th section, but since I've seen everything up till 59, I'm thinking about using a section from one of my fresh PT's as an experimental. So for example when writing PT 60, I'll be using a section out of 61.
This is something that I generally recommend for my students that want to complete all the 50s and 60s before test day, but don't have enough weeks left to reasonably do that many separate exams (alongside thorough review, etc).
You've got to plan it in advance, though. So, perhaps PT 61 gets chopped up, and when you do 62, 63, 64, and 65, you'll put one section from PT 61 in each.
Or, if you are doing 6 section exams for endurance, one exam might be 60 and 2 sections from 61, then the next exam might be 62 and the remaining two sections from 61.
Using moderns for experimentals has a few benefits:
1) it allows you to touch all the new material in a shorter time frame without resorting to PTing w/o review (obviously, you don't want to do this when you're long on time and *short* on fresh material)
2) Every experimental MATTERS. Even if you're not scoring it right this second, you'll be scoring it as soon as you have all the sections from that exam finished, so it still *counts*. This makes us a lot less likely to slack off during the experimental, so it becomes a bit less important to artificially mix up the sections so as to hide the truth from yourself.
I recommend getting out a calendar and jotting down when you plan to take each remaining PT from here to test day.