littlewing67 wrote:Just finished PT 45. Took it at 9 AM. Just writing out my thoughts before I BR.
Section 1 LR - When I started this section I wasn't entirely focused and took a long time on certain questions, just getting to 35 minutes on the mark. I believe since it was early and I was still groggy, my cognitive functions were not fully functioning. I believe my performance on the other sections leads credence to this hypothesis, especially with looking at my last PT. I got -6 I believe on the first LR & -2 on the second. Circled a lot of questions.
Section 2 RC - Again, rushing to get to the last 2 readings. I need to drill RC and timing. Thank god the last passage wasn't hard, but I barely made it to 35 mins for all questions. None of the readings were all that difficult, but I need to shape up with time.
Section 3 LG - These were pretty damn easy. Someone also brought a crying baby onto the floor I was studying on while doing this section. Seriously??????????????????????????????????? Finished with ~9 minutes left. This is probably an outlier.
Section 4 LR - Glided through these questions with 5 minutes to spare. I do believe I may be rushing just so I don't end up like section 1. I need to find a balance between taking too long and rushing so as to get to all the questions. Had time to review all of my answers and pretty certain they looked good.
Overall, I think the first 2 sections messed me up. I think doing some section drilling before PTing may help get my brain to wake up. I believe someone from the last September thread used to do that. Let's hope for the best
Will update this post with timed & BR scores.
Nice! I definitely recommend warming up. Even before studying, I will read for like 20 min w/ a cup of coffee and before a PT i do that and a handful of LR Q's, a RC Passage and a game or 2. You can do any mix and make your own routine, but for me I saw a huge improvement after implementing warming up. You want it to wake you up but not be too intense where you burn out and strain too early.