The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby tommypickles » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:14 pm

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby chimera » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:18 pm

tommypickles wrote:Long time lurker here.

My past few scores have been:
57 - 170
59 - 168
61 - 170
62 - 173
63 - 165
64 - 173
66 - 166
68 - 169

My scores keep fluctuating lately like crazy and I don't know what to do. My biggest problem is reading comprehension where I will usually end up up missing 5-7 and sometimes get lucky with 3-5 wrong. But then on other tests it'll be between 10-14 wrong. Any suggestions to help improve reading comprehension? 60s RC is hell.

My GPA is a 3.9 and I would really like a 170 or above to have a shot at a T6 school.


Score fluctuations are normal and yours aren't that extreme imo. RC is a crapshoot I would just drill sections and review. Is your issue timing? If you're getting 168+ with 10 to 14 wrong on RC perhaps you should just focus on completing 3 passages with as much accuracy as possible.
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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:18 pm

tommypickles wrote:Long time lurker here.

My past few scores have been:
57 - 170
59 - 168
61 - 170
62 - 173
63 - 165
64 - 173
66 - 166
68 - 169

My scores keep fluctuating lately like crazy and I don't know what to do. My biggest problem is reading comprehension where I will usually end up up missing 5-7 and sometimes get lucky with 3-5 wrong. But then on other tests it'll be between 10-14 wrong. Any suggestions to help improve reading comprehension? 60s RC is hell.

My GPA is a 3.9 and I would really like a 170 or above to have a shot at a T6 school.

youre sometimes missing anywhere from 10-14 on RC?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby tommypickles » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:27 pm

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby tommypickles » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:33 pm

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:38 pm

tommypickles wrote:i can finish up in time. i run into trouble by falling for trap answers. and also questions that ask what a certain word means and "the author discusses ____ in order to" questions.

whats your rc review like

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:47 pm

I shot awake this morning at 5:00am, couldn't get back to bed, so I decided to take PT67. I didn't do any of my usual pre-PT things (no warmup, not even coffee), but I scored my personal best! RC -0/LR -1/[RC PT40 -1]/LG -0/LR-3 for a 177! The RC I thought was easy, and the LG was ok until the zones game, which I fortunately had the time to deal with. My problem with LR is that how easy or hard I feel a section is isn't a great predictor of how well or poorly I'll do.

I'm not sure what I can take away from this (mainly I'm wondering if I can somehow recreate this fugue-like state during test day), but for now at least I'm going to go back to bed.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:52 pm

hetookmetoamovie wrote:I shot awake this morning at 5:00am, couldn't get back to bed, so I decided to take PT67. I didn't do any of my usual pre-PT things (no warmup, not even coffee), but I scored my personal best! RC -0/LR -1/[RC PT40 -1]/LG -0/LR-3 for a 177! The RC I thought was easy, and the LG was ok until the zones game, which I fortunately had the time to deal with. My problem with LR is that how easy or hard I feel a section is isn't a great predictor of how well or poorly I'll do.

I'm not sure what I can take away from this (mainly I'm wondering if I can somehow recreate this fugue-like state during test day), but for now at least I'm going to go back to bed.


Awesome job, movie

the only time I tried that (take a PT pre-coffee) I scored my personal worst (well it was a tie w/when I took one after 8 hrs at the office)

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:06 pm

I took a PT on Vicodin last spring. In retrospect, it wasn't the smartest use of a PT. But I did pretty decently on it anyway.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:10 pm

smccgrey wrote:
hereisonehand wrote:
hetookmetoamovie wrote:I shot awake this morning at 5:00am, couldn't get back to bed, so I decided to take PT67. I didn't do any of my usual pre-PT things (no warmup, not even coffee), but I scored my personal best! RC -0/LR -1/[RC PT40 -1]/LG -0/LR-3 for a 177! The RC I thought was easy, and the LG was ok until the zones game, which I fortunately had the time to deal with. My problem with LR is that how easy or hard I feel a section is isn't a great predictor of how well or poorly I'll do.

I'm not sure what I can take away from this (mainly I'm wondering if I can somehow recreate this fugue-like state during test day), but for now at least I'm going to go back to bed.


Awesome job, movie

the only time I tried that (take a PT pre-coffee) I scored my personal worst (well it was a tie w/when I took one after 8 hrs at the office)

I have never done either of those things. Closest is taking one while home sick, and that's tied with 62 for my second worst, after my diag.


In both cases (and on 62 for that matter) I actually dropped below my (semi-cold) diagnostic so I decided not to try that again

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Hand » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:10 pm

rebexness wrote:I took a PT on Vicodin last spring. In retrospect, it wasn't the smartest use of a PT. But I did pretty decently on it anyway.


also not the smartest use of a vicodin!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:12 pm

hereisonehand wrote:
rebexness wrote:I took a PT on Vicodin last spring. In retrospect, it wasn't the smartest use of a PT. But I did pretty decently on it anyway.


also not the smartest use of a vicodin!

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:24 pm

Trying to review pt68 on break at work... such a struggle lol

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 16, 2014 1:33 pm

The worse is when you're reviewing a PT and read the question you got wrong (especially with RC) and can get the answer right without looking at the answer sheet or skimming over the passage before going over it... so frustrating I can get questions right when quickly looking at the question but not when I'm taking the actual test and referring to the text. -_-

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hetookmetoamovie » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:12 pm

Thanks, Hand. I don't need coffee and I believe that I need coffee ?

BTW folks -- Gosling's gosling has hatched. Adjust your life goals accordingly.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby sfoglia » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:18 pm

Jgoods wrote:Trying to review pt68 on break at work... such a struggle lol


That sounds so much better than actually working. I have double the work to do today that I usually do.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Smallville » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:25 pm

sfoglia wrote:
Jgoods wrote:Trying to review pt68 on break at work... such a struggle lol


That sounds so much better than actually working. I have double the work to do today that I usually do.


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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:34 pm

I hate RC with a passion. I'll totally understand some passages and even before I get to the questions I'm sayin to myself "im ab to make ya my bech" and I get gaped in the butthole but then other times I'm like "da fuck is dis shit" and get a 0 with a tight butthole

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:35 pm

I took PT 72 this morning... fuck.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:36 pm

Let me just say about PT 72... I still hold to this day that it has the hardest LR I've seen. Just one of the sections though. The other was was okay.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ErgoSum » Tue Sep 16, 2014 2:42 pm

I have Kaplan 180(2008)/Premier(2014) that I'm going to go through this week/weekend. What's everyone think about it?

edit: Am I better off just drilling and sticking to PT's 69-72 or should I throw it in on review/drill days
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