The Official October 2015 Study Group

How many PTs have you done? (timed)

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:58 pm

Sup Shaka.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rigo » Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:58 pm

& :mrgreen: ;

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby sanibella » Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:07 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Do any of you guys get diminishing returns from drilling?
Like when I first start drilling a question type, I see a solid increase in my PT scores. But once I start getting to the level 2/3 in the Cambridge packets I notice that my PT scores go down. I was wondering if anyone else noticed the same. I usually drill on my days where I'm not PTing.

173 on PT 71. Honestly kinda thought I did better, -5 in LR and -5 in RC is hard to swallow, my LR should be better.

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I see diminishing returns after a certain amount of questions, but drilling has never negatively affected my PTs. Maybe you're over thinking the question type?

Also, I took 71 today and received one of my worst recent LR scores in section 3, which wasn't a big deal. But I almost ran out of time which never happens. I had to go with my gut instinct on the final three. So I feel you about that LR.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby dominicanguy12 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:03 pm

I was PTing at around 165 and was hoping to get maybe 167/8 on test day.

Most of my PTs were on tests 40-55. Just took PT 70 and got a fucking 160! I honestly thought the LR was much trickier and longer than older tests, also much more erratic in difficulty.

Going to BR but still...im devastated.

Im going to take 2 or 3 more PTs in the next week and if this happens again I guess Ill have to re-schedule for December....

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby sanibella » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:20 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Yeah maybe it's the amount of questions.
I think that as I get used to doing harder questions, I start looking for different things which makes it harder to get through the easy questions.

-5 on LR is actually an improvement. It's just such a bummer because I was scoring so well, and now I'm bouncing between the high 160s and 173/4 :/.
Probably just tired. Or just not as good as I think.


I will say though, that I took PTC yesterday, and 71 today. Same -14 curve, and I thought PT C was wayyyyy harder.


I think you're tired and maybe missing a little bit of confidence.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:38 pm

Anyone take the newly released super prep?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 10:57 pm

gamerish wrote:
nlee10 wrote:Anyone take the newly released super prep?

What are the exam dates?

The first two PT's are PT 62 and 63...lame. But the 3rd one is an undated PT. it has a comparative RC so somewhat new.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby dominicanguy12 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:29 pm

Im basically doing about the same as you, PatriotP74. What is your goal for October/target school?

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:34 pm

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:How was it Nlee?

LG:
I thought this section was fairly easy, perhaps the easiest section of the test. Didn't think the games were nearly as hard as say PT 72 or even PT 75 (which I took).

LR:
Feels like a more modern test given that I felt a bit unsure of my answers and the difficulty of questions were very spread out. A few before Question 10, for example, were some of the hardest of the section(s).

RC:
RC is my worst section so I can't really precisely gauge it. I think one of the passages was sort of dense.

BRing tomorrow so I don't know my actual score/breakdown.
This is my OWN speculation but I think this PT might fit in somewhere in the 60's. The curve was super small at -9....

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby a93212 » Mon Sep 21, 2015 11:51 pm

nlee10 wrote:Anyone take the newly released super prep?

I took the undisclosed exam and scored a 173.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:19 am

Mint-Berry_Crunch wrote:Cool thanks. I wanna get my hands on this but it seems like I would have to spend more than I want. -9 curve is rough. It does sound like the modern ones a bit with the LR. I've noticed some of the newer ones will have a pretty hard question before Q10 (something that you have to read a couple times). I think they're just trying to throw off people's timing.

Yeah I agree. I've been drilling the LR Most Difficult Packet so I think that's been helping me as I'm consistently getting -3 to -5 per LR section which is a huge improvement from long time ago.

This is my final retake and was essentially my only fresh test so I had to get it.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby seashell.economy » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:17 am

appind wrote:anyone scoring near perfect in LR who doesn't read all choices for some questions and moves on once sees the right one?

i find myself doing this for 5-8 qs per section.


Yeah, I started doing this a few months into my prep. I'm not scoring near perfect, but the ones I miss are the ones I get stuck on and have to sit there and stare at.

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby Rimmock123 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 7:46 am

Question for Jewish test-takers: How are you managing prep this week with Yom Kippur? Assuming you are fasting...

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

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Re: The Official October 2015 Study Group

Postby nlee10 » Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:53 am

theugg wrote:
nlee10 wrote:Anyone take the newly released super prep?


How are those, by the way? Are they worth looking at?

General summary couple posts up but I'd get it if you're out of fresh tests.




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