Would appreciate some advice on how to secure a consistent score of 175+. This is how I have studied so far for the June test:
- January to mid-March: individual timed sections for RC and LG; also did LR by categories from the Cambridge bundles (Strengthen; Weaken, Sufficient Condition, etc). Individually timed every question for LR and wrote my own explanation for all questions. I also wrote explanation for all RC questions and redid LG at least once.
- Mid-March to June test: 7 timed sections back-to-back once every three days: 1 whole PT from PTs 52-80 and 3 experimental sections from any sections that I have not done yet. I write explanations for every LR and RC question and redo the LG twice under timed condition.
I have completed 9 7-section PTs under timed condition with a break between the third and the fourth sections. Results vary from 171 to 177. Usual breakdown is something along these lines:
- LG: -1 to -3. Most of these were due to my running out of time or were simply very careless mistakes. I tried to be more careful, but somehow always ended making at least 1 careless mistake.
- LR: 0 to -8 (combined). Usually finished on time but left blank a question or two that I did not manage to answer. Whenever I wrote my explanations for LR, I would also notice a few questions that I should have answered differently. There are also still some tricky questions that took me a long time to figure.
- RC: -1 to -5. Sometimes I finished on time, but other times I barely managed, with some questions left blank. I personally find the most recent PTs trickier.
Not sure if this is related, but given my full-time work, at least half of these 7-section PTs are done after a very long day at work. There isn't much difference in terms of scores, however, between the PTs done on regular weeknights and the PTs done on weekends.
Thanks a lot!