i_wish_i_was_smart wrote:I honestly think the act of taking a test itself produces some weird anxiety in me that blocks me from performing as well as I do on timed sections and drills. There's no way I would've gone -2 on each of those RC passages if I'd done them as drills. I reviewed it and 2 of the questions I got wrong were incredibly easy. I drilled a lot today and went -0/-1 with -0 being the most common score. I don't know what it is about taking a full test. It's like some mysterious force is preventing me from reaching my goal. I can imagine a deity hovering above me and nudging me to bubble in wrong answers.
im covinced its anxiety. it happens to me too, but its beginning not to happen on PTs at all anymore. i am hoping test day i can mitigate what anxiety i have enough.