gamerish wrote:Took PT 64 as a 5 section today
SO HAPPY! My second 170+ in 3 days.
That games score is awful and I think it may be because I forgot one of the splits in the third game but I'll find out for certain when I BR tonight. Taking another PT on Friday and, in the meantime, am going to drill LG and take LR and RC timed sections like crazy.
For the first time I'm actually feeling like a 170 in October might not so impossible but I'd like to get a few more in that range before I actually let myself get that optimistic.
Did this test but in separate timed sections, not all at once. I did section 1 by itself, then section 2 and 3, and section 4 will be tonight. Working full time makes it hard to do a full one in the evening.
I've found that I'm so much better when I'm sitting at a nice table in a semi-comfortable chair in a well-lit room. I did section 2LG and section 3LR while sitting in a dim room in an uncomfortable spot. Hopefully that helps prepare me for anything bad on test day, but my test center is pretty nice.
That LG section threw me off (I was a little thrown by the above mentioned dim room). Went back right after and was like, ahhh, what an idiot I am. Went -6 in the section between the last two games. Ran out of time on the last one and just wasn't making some key inferences on the last two games or I made them and then failed to put them to use properly. Those are good ones to learn from. Really finding how my mental state is when I perform well and when I don't perform at my peak will help prepare for test day as well.
For section 1LR, I went -0 --- my first -0 on LR. Hopefully I can get more of those going and do that on test day. I'd be happy with my average -2/-3, but -0 would be wonderful, and at least I know I can do it now. For section 3LR I went -3, and caught one of those mistakes during BR. The others I didn't mark for BR so I didn't review them before checking answers. Both of those were ones I could/should have gotten right anyway. The combination of getting better at LR and being able to answer easier questions extremely quickly coupled with the strategy of just skipping difficult questions has allowed me to get to the end of the section with over 5 minutes to spare and go back to the difficult ones to verify my answer and/or give it a second, deeper look.
Does anyone else take tests straight out of the book, or do most of you print out just that specific test? I have them in PDF and book, but find that when I take them in the big bulky book I get thrown a little, especially LG. Having a thin booklet makes it much easier to draw stuff out IMO.
This close to test day and I'm feeling pretty good. I'm remaining relatively calm and with little pressure. If only there were a couple more weeks than whats left, I'd be able to get in more PTs. But I think everyone always wishes there was just a little more time.