dj9i27 wrote: Platopus wrote: dj9i27 wrote:
Platopus wrote:Went -0 on LG timed for the first time today, but felt like i really dropped the ball on LR (-5 on the section, timing half-assed). I feel good, as something in LG has finally clicked, because two weeks ago I was consistently 3-4 for the section, and now I'm consistently scoring -1 (and now a -0). However LR is starting to look like a wall that will take some serious effort to smash.
Work is also ramping up to be a shit-show for the next couple weeks, so hopefully I am able to stay on track with studying and continue to make progress
i feel like this is why I dropped the ball on my LG today. Wednesdays I get here super early after staying superlate on Tuesday so I don't have much energy at the end of Wednesdays. luckily i have Friday off to make up for brain dead time.
What QTs are irking you with LR?
Fridays off sound nice, but that Tuesday/Wednesday combo sounds like hell, so dropping some point on LG is reasonable. I wouldn't let it derail you though, just treat it as a lesson in how to approach LG in section 5 of the test. Is it a set up thing or are there question types on LG (such as CAL) that are just draining time?
And I've been doing pretty poor on Point at Issue and Parallel reasoning questions. Having to go through each answer choice thoroughly is mentally fatiguing and kills my timing. My biggest concern though, is that I tend to try to argue for my answer, even though I know its wrong, and I'm afraid if I can't nip it in the bud I'm just going to keep reinforcing poor thinking. I need to do a mindset shift when reviewing.
Timing for LG has never been a issue for me until the introduction of the weird games. during my first round of PTs once I got it down, I finished LG with 8 minutes to spare usually missing -0/1. I just wasn't there today, had a shitty workout and went to the library reluctantly for 1.5 hours.
parallel are a bitch to deal with in the beginning but just look for the commonalities within the argument and it gets a tad easier. iirc, powerscore LR Bible helped me the most with Point at Issue questions paired with QT drilling.
dj has to mention working out at least once per post ITT LOL.
Anyway, I've finalized my long-term study schedule now that I'm nearing the end of the LG Bible.
I'll finish the Bible in the next week (by the 21st). I only have Pure Sequencing, "weird" games and time management stuff to go.
Feb. 21 - the end of March I will drill and BR untimed LG sections and work in LR and RC sections.
April-test day I will PT on a three day cycle: do a full timed,proctored PT on the first day, BR and score it on the second day, and rest on the third day.
Does this sound good? Unlike many of you I'm a first time taker so if you have any advice I'd love to hear it.