shineoncrazydiamond wrote:PT64 went very well but I could easily get my ass handed to me by 72 etc so I'm not getting complacent. Also, I felt really unsure of some of the RC answers on the Doestoevsky passage and still want to get to where I'm finishing with a little more time left on most sections. LG drilling got me back up to speed but need to keep it up. I will say paying really close attention to subtle differences in wording on LR, and to conditional logic and associated contrapositives with some/most/many was really helpful. Also, making LG my experimental didn't hurt. We will see how double RCs go on Saturday.
Experimental LG: -1
LR1: -0 but barely finished in time
RC: -1 but only had a minute to spare at the end.
lmao I just took PT64 today so its fresh in my memory. I am guessing u didnt struggle at all? I got 16,23 wrong on first LR which were kind of tough. 14,15,17,18 on the second LR which I havent looked at but its crazy you got none of them wrong thought they were pretty difficult.
And RC I thought I had decent understanding and got -7. 3 wrong in the evolution passage (did you not find the answers tricky? I thought the passage was ok but the answers were tricky). And 3 wrong in Dostoyevsky but I think mainly was a timing issue, q25 was ass.
It baffles me how you got a perfect basically, congrats though thats impressive im wayyyyy behind.
I wouldn't say you are behind! And I definitely wouldn't say that I breezed through it (or at least didn't feel like it while taking it). I'm not scoring like this on every PT and I was pleasantly surprised on this one. I did feel really confident about LR1 but I marked several on LR2 that I was kind of iffy about and may have gotten lucky. And for RC I always assume I bombed at least one passage so I was really surprised. For LR I definitely marked 14, 17, and 18 and even changed 17 to the correct answer last minute. I struggled with 17 a lot.
Also, I hate geology/earth science passages, of which there seem to be quite a few, and this test didn't have any, so I think that really helped in my case (and I studied biology in undergrad so I think that even though the evolution passage didn't test knowledge of bio I was comfortable with the subject matter and got through the passage really quickly, so I had time to wrestle with the answer choices, which I agree felt particularly tricky). So while I have scored well on previous PTs I do think I lucked out a little on this one and got content I felt better about. I also struggled with RC Q25.
I had been struggling with getting LR down to two and choosing the incorrect answer and worked earlier this week on really dissecting why incorrect answers are incorrect and correct ones make the most sense, and finding subtle shifts in wording from the question/argument to the answer choices that allowed me to eliminate wrong ones, although it often felt/(feels) like picking the least shitty answer among 5 shitty choices.
I'm pretty sure my next PT with double RCs will not be so hot.