mrgstephe wrote:PT 57 complete. First full test take since I sat for December 16.
-0 LG -0 LR1 -2 LR2 -4 RC. Scaled score 175. New personal best
Happy as a clam. I think my studying is working.
Congrats! That's an excellent score. Keep it up. BTW did you notice any fatigue in the 2nd half of the test? I only ask bc that's where you missed your Q's. Maybe something to keep in mind.
Definitely noticed fatigue on the RC. For me, LG first is the worst possible scenario because it's my 'easy'/'automatic' section (engineer) So I'd rather have it to break up the others and give me a little mental rest. That being said, the dinosaurs game was hard as hell. Having three reading intensive sections b2b2b was rough. Missed two questions on the 'arts' passage. Makes sense b/c I had a hard time focusing on it because it wasn't even remotely interesting to me.
Also noticed myself get a little bit distracted in the RC portion by the music and conversation going on around me. I'm doing most of my prep in loud coffee shops - and distinctly remember getting distracted by a guy talking very loud on the phone right next to me early in LR2 and doing the second RC passage.
I think this being the first full timed PT I've done in 5 months and the fact that I worked an 8 hour day at a mentally strenuous engineering job both added to the fatigue. Planning to continue my practice under the adverse conditions. Will probably graduate to 5 and 6 section PTs under sub-optimal conditions so that test day is a breeze.
Most exciting thing is that I finished both LR sections under the time limit with only 2 questions that I felt like I had to rush my answer on - in the past I've had 4-5 per section where I haven't felt great about my answer. I think that is pretty indicative that I've learned how to tackle a number of problems that I used to struggle on.