The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:56 am

Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:59 am

BJS wrote:I'm feeling sick already - throat feels rough and I have a little bit of congestion. Been sleeping a ton, drinking a lot of water/OJ, and taking Vitamin C pills. Any other suggestions? If I get full-blown sick this week, I'm sure I'll be well by test day, but I don't want to risk it and I don't want to interrupt my testing schedule.


ECHINACEA! Zicam also works (it's essentially massive doses of zinc), but I like Echinacea because I find that it always helps even when I take it later during a cold, whereas Zicam is generally only effective if taken at the first sign.

I assume you'll use a decongestant and maybe a nasal spray if your congestion worsens, but if you tend to suffer from lingering coughs after colds, you should definitely invest in an expectorant, as well.

(Source: Personal experience and a mother who is a doctor.)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:02 pm

Yeah, I'll drink Absolutely Zero in a pinch, but I prefer the taste of Lo-Carb Monster even at 20 calories a can.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:02 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka


Pffft.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:08 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka


Pffft.


My thoughts exactly

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Postby hetookmetoamovie » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:18 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka


Carbs are always my dietwreckas. And cheese. I think 99% of what I can eat is some cultural variant of a cheese sandwich.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:21 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka


Pffft.


My thoughts exactly


While we're on the topic, what do you all do to prep for your PTs?

I usually just make an extra cup of tea and eat a snack and have a cigarette. I do a few sections of something every morning, and I'll finish off whatever is left right before the test.

...

I'm getting ready to take one and panicking a little because I didn't study for even a second yesterday. :oops:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:32 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka


Pffft.


My thoughts exactly


While we're on the topic, what do you all do to prep for your PTs?

I usually just make an extra cup of tea and eat a snack and have a cigarette. I do a few sections of something every morning, and I'll finish off whatever is left right before the test.

...

I'm getting ready to take one and panicking a little because I didn't study for even a second yesterday. :oops:


It depends, I try to do a maybe a game and a couple LR q's. I never warm up w RC for some reason. I don't smoke but I do get my usual at Starbucks. Venti pike w the heavy ass whipping cream none uh dat half n half bullshit

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:33 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:Duh they r diff. Those 2-3G carbs can be a dietwrecka


Carbs are always my dietwreckas. And cheese. I think 99% of what I can eat is some cultural variant of a cheese sandwich.


Cheese is the best thing ever and eff neone who disagrees

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:35 pm

sfoglia wrote:
While we're on the topic, what do you all do to prep for your PTs?

I usually just make an extra cup of tea and eat a snack and have a cigarette. I do a few sections of something every morning, and I'll finish off whatever is left right before the test.

...

I'm getting ready to take one and panicking a little because I didn't study for even a second yesterday. :oops:


I do exactly what you do (just coffee/the aforementioned Monster instead of tea), an LG or two, and I put my phone in airplane mode. I also do some pushups or dips and some stretching to diffuse energy and relax a bit. (I guess I'll have to do that part at home before the test.) You're gonna do great! A day away from everything is sometimes a good thing :)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:39 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
sfoglia wrote:
While we're on the topic, what do you all do to prep for your PTs?

I usually just make an extra cup of tea and eat a snack and have a cigarette. I do a few sections of something every morning, and I'll finish off whatever is left right before the test.

...

I'm getting ready to take one and panicking a little because I didn't study for even a second yesterday. :oops:


I do exactly what you do (just coffee/the aforementioned Monster instead of tea), an LG or two, and I put my phone in airplane mode. I also do some pushups or dips and some stretching to diffuse energy and relax a bit. (I guess I'll have to do that part at home before the test.) You're gonna do great! A day away from everything is sometimes a good thing :)


Simultaneous workin on the bod/mind- I like this idea

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:40 pm

I just drilled a LR section from pt 49 and went -1 bc I read a word wrong and wanna punch myself

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:41 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Simultaneous workin on the bod/mind- I like this idea


Namaste, Colonel.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:43 pm

You TLS badasses are all going to be my spirit animal today. My LR progress has stalled/reversed, so I have a shitload of drilling/punching myself in the face to do. Good luck to all!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:51 pm

I usually do a few games maybe review some LR--do sum exercises/stretches
Drink coffee. Go pee. Test.

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Postby sfoglia » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:11 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:It depends, I try to do a maybe a game and a couple LR q's. I never warm up w RC for some reason. I don't smoke but I do get my usual at Starbucks. Venti pike w the heavy ass whipping cream none uh dat half n half bullshit


hetookmetoamovie wrote:I do exactly what you do (just coffee/the aforementioned Monster instead of tea), an LG or two, and I put my phone in airplane mode. I also do some pushups or dips and some stretching to diffuse energy and relax a bit. (I guess I'll have to do that part at home before the test.) You're gonna do great! A day away from everything is sometimes a good thing :)


BillPackets wrote:I usually do a few games maybe review some LR--do sum exercises/stretches
Drink coffee. Go pee. Test.


I miss Starbucks! I miss coffee! I switched exclusively to tea because it gives me the jitters, and I'm already a nervous Nelly as is.

Stretching sounds nice. I was thinking about incorporating a few minutes of yoga prior. Maybe I'll do that tomorrow.

Interesting that none of us bothers to practice any RC...

Okay, just went -0 on an old LG section, now on to 15 LR, and then test. Then shopping if I do well. Because, treats.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:13 pm

that feel when blind review scores are consistently 170's and real score is at best mid 160's

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Postby BillPackets » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:16 pm

flash21 wrote:that feel when blind review scores are consistently 170's and real score is at best mid 160's


It's rare that I even do better after I BR. It's not uncommon for me to change right answers to wrong. I just can't get into the right frame of mind if I'm BR'ing

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:22 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Okay, just went -0 on an old LG section, now on to 15 LR, and then test. Then shopping if I do well. Because, treats.



Where is your go to shop stop?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:31 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:
Colonel_funkadunk wrote:
Simultaneous workin on the bod/mind- I like this idea


Namaste, Colonel.


And namaste to you too

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:45 pm

BillPackets wrote:
flash21 wrote:that feel when blind review scores are consistently 170's and real score is at best mid 160's


It's rare that I even do better after I BR. It's not uncommon for me to change right answers to wrong. I just can't get into the right frame of mind if I'm BR'ing


Yeah, whys that? I find I got pretty into seeing my BR scores, I think it helps me get better trying hard in review to see what I truly do not understand, but its frustrating at the same time to see how much lost points there is simply because of idiotic mistakes, or the time pressure. Whats your normal timed score? I've only taken 2 pts so far and I have a 164, and 161.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:46 pm

BillPackets wrote: Drink coffee. Go pee. Test.


This. And eat a little something.

Just finished PT65 following this strategy. Raw score of 97, scaled 179.

LR1 -1
LG -2 (1 stupid mistake on the first game; had to guess on the last question)
RC -1
LR2 -0

Found the RC pretty easy actually, except for those weird "the proposal is most similar to..." questions.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:51 pm

BillPackets wrote:It's rare that I even do better after I BR. It's not uncommon for me to change right answers to wrong. I just can't get into the right frame of mind if I'm BR'ing


flash21 wrote:Yeah, whys that?


Idk flash I'm just no good at it. I have a certain mindset that I can't really seem to imitate outside of an actual timed PT (or just a timed section). I've always been bad at practicing at the level I play at.

I don't test n tell.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:54 pm

BillPackets wrote:
BillPackets wrote:It's rare that I even do better after I BR. It's not uncommon for me to change right answers to wrong. I just can't get into the right frame of mind if I'm BR'ing


flash21 wrote:Yeah, whys that?


Idk flash I'm just no good at it. I have a certain mindset that I can't really seem to imitate outside of an actual timed PT (or just a timed section). I've always been bad at practicing at the level I play at.

I don't test n tell.


What is your PT scores like? If its high, that might explain it. Theres probably less motivation to do BR if you're already getting 170's, opposed to someone like me in the 160's aiming for 170's.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Sun Aug 31, 2014 1:58 pm

I'm just no good about br'ing might catch 1 mistake if it's particularly egregious




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