How exactly would retake help?

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How exactly would retake help?

Postby xiaoqiz » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:06 pm

I went from 168 to 162 on retake, so I'm really wondering if retake helps and should I give couple more shots.

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Re: How exactly would retake help?

Postby urmlaw17 » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:07 pm

I went from 168 to 164. Sigh...


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Re: How exactly would retake help?

Postby AJordan » Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:26 pm

Learn to think in ranges. A much more accurate portrayal of one's performance is something like: "I was averaging 162-167 on my last 5 PTs under simulated conditions and I scored 168 on actual test day. Then I retook after raising that range to 168-173 and scored a 162". In that scenario it's easy to tell you to retake, because even your high score is at the bottom of your range. I mean, you should retake anyway, but at least it gives the crowd more help in to giving you good advice. Life is not about absolutes.
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Re: How exactly would retake help?

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:12 pm

Retaking helps because schools only have to report your highest score, so they are happy to consider only your highest score. Only you can determine whether you have a higher score in you, but if you do, then yes, retaking will absolutely help you.

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