abujabal wrote:Frustratingly, did worse on a Blind Review of a test than I did on it in actuality, which is weird. Also totally collapsed on the logic games here so that's getting drilled this week:
Say you aren't able to finish a section in time are you counting the missed ones -7 of a section if you didn't get to it or just the ones you did actually miss on? Also what is blind review?, thanks.
I feel like my accuracy is improving but my timing is still slow and i've yet to finish any section. Is this normal in the beginning stages?
I am noting down where I went over time (in this particular section, I only got to question 17, and had to skip 3 questions before, so in reality my score should have been whatever I got right /17, but at this point I'm just focusing on getting the games perfect (or at least close to), before drilling for time. I'm keeping an eye on how long I take - average is roughly 40-45 minutes to get everything down, but my focus is still accuracy, while being cognizant of where I'm losing time (I'm double-checking a lot of answers, and I frequently find myself rereading the rules every now and again, which takes time).
Blind Review is best explained by this 7Sage video
but think of it this way.
- As you take a section, there are questions that you have to take a bit of a leap on due to time issues/are not sure about. Mark those somehow.
- Before you grade the section, look at those questions and try to answer them correctly without any time pressure. Do not consider your previous answer while doing this. I find it helpful to look at a digital version of the test I took instead of my actual paper, so that I'm not influenced by the answer choices I previously eliminated
- Then and only then, grade your test. Ideally, there should be a positive difference between your actual score and your Blind Review score. Essentially the idea is being able to logically understand the answer to any question, and let time come later.
Accuracy is definitely more important than timing in the early stages. Keep an eye on it, and certainly don't let it get too out of hand, but with accuracy and practice your section times will come down. As you're in the early, habit-developing stages though, it could be worth being cognizant of where you're losing time that can be eliminated. What resources are you using to help you study?