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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:29 pm
by sublime
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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:31 pm
by Dr. Dre
sublime wrote:I would love that shit. To just be able to completely focus on prepping. You certainly are taking advantage of the situation as much as possible!
I told my parents how important this test is. They understood so I have no obligations whatsoever apart from giving my siblings rides to school.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:35 pm
by mvonh001
Dr. Dre wrote:
sublime wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:
mvonh001 wrote:
What do you do for 8 hours? I could imagine if you were taking June, but 8 hours a day for the next 4 months seems little extensive .
That's TTT reasoning, bruh.

I am actually considering doing the same 6-8 hours a day, but I also have a full time job, unlike some people.... :wink:

I have no job, no obligations.

All I do is drop off my brothers at school at 8am.

Then after that I eat breakfast 8-9am

Then i head to the library.

9-1pm

take break

study from 4-8 pm

or sometimes I do 8pm - 12

What do you do for those 8 hours? I assume you don't just sit there and do PT's, do you? Or do you Drill, Read Prep Books, Drill more, Read more Prep Books, then PT? or what? I just dont understand how you spend 8 hours doing this stuff.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:36 pm
by Dr. Dre
mainly drill for now. I drill so much.

ocasional PT here and there

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:38 pm
by mvonh001
Dr. Dre wrote:mainly drill for now. I drill so much.

ocasional PT here and there
Do you review your drilling as you go along? Meaning, do you Drill Nec. Assumption, then review then continue drilling Nec. Assumption? Or do you Do all Nec. Assumption then review them all, then go on to Point, etc?

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:39 pm
by Dr. Dre
dood review is what takes the most of my time of course i review.

I review until i get that shit down. I don't care if it take 1 hour for only one problem, i need to understand it.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:41 pm
by sublime
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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:42 pm
by sublime
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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:43 pm
by mvonh001
I know that, what im asking is do you do all the problems then review or review every 10 or so?

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:46 pm
by Dr. Dre
mvonh001 wrote:I know that, what im asking is do you do all the problems then review or review every 10 or so?
all problems then review

if not that


drill/review by type

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:46 pm
by mvonh001
So you must be clearing through the LR by type packets... How many days do you spend on a packet?

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:49 pm
by Dr. Dre
mvonh001 wrote:So you must be clearing through the LR by type packets... How many days do you spend on a packet?
I don't have a consistent time. It depends on the problems I review.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:51 pm
by isuperserial
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:So I'm just curious where everyone is at with studying and/or taking, since it seems like not everyone here is taking in June, and this is a combined retakers/first time takers thread.

Qs for everyone:

1) Are you taking in June? (I assume yes for 99% of people in this thread, right?)
2) Is this your first take? If not, when did you take it?
3) How long have you been studying?

And for the retakers: have you been retaking PTs, or do you still have fresh material?
1. I am taking in June.
2. Yup!
3. I took a peek at the test around May of last year, bought the Powerscore bibles and read them over the summer. Then I didn't really do much until my Testmasters course started in March, I believe. I regret that now, I should have seriously started at least a couple months sooner. Anyway, my "cold diagnostic" with Testmasters was a 163 on the first day of class. 2 hours a day during the school year and 6-8 hours a day since summer started has brought me to an average of around 170.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:52 pm
by mvonh001
Ya, no doubt. I think Im gonna follow your 8 hour work schedule for the days upcoming that I'm not PTing, and for the days I am PTing, I'm gonna follow it anyway lol but not as much drilling/more reviewing.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:53 pm
by sublime
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Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:54 pm
by Dr. Dre
mvonh001 wrote:Ya, no doubt. I think Im gonna follow your 8 hour work schedule for the days upcoming that I'm not PTing, and for the days I am PTing, I'm gonna follow it anyway lol but not as much drilling/more reviewing.
I only do it because it builds endurance. Every time I go for that amount of time, I am able to last longer and stay more focused.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:54 pm
by SteelPenguin
melmoththewanderer wrote:
NoWorries wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:Just finished PT 65, absolutely crushed it!

180! 99/101
LR: -0
LG: -0 (again, importance of finishing first two quickly seems to be very important in newer tests)
LR: -0
RC: -2 (last paragraph was a killer)
Also took 65 today and went 99/101 for my first 180. Amazing feeling. Great confidence booster for the final week.
Question for NoWorries and SteelPenguin are these first takes or retakes? Either way, quite an accomplishment.
Unfortunately it is a retake. However, when I first took this PT in November, I didn't review as thoroughly as I should have. I haven't seen it since then. Although the score may be slightly inflated, I'm still excited about it. My few fresh PTs have all been scores in the low-to-mid 170s though.
TheMostDangerousLG wrote:So I'm just curious where everyone is at with studying and/or taking, since it seems like not everyone here is taking in June, and this is a combined retakers/first time takers thread.

Qs for everyone:

1) Are you taking in June? (I assume yes for 99% of people in this thread, right?)
2) Is this your first take? If not, when did you take it?
3) How long have you been studying?

And for the retakers: have you been retaking PTs, or do you still have fresh material?
1) Yes
2) Retake, first test was December (165, was PTing 166-170)
3) Studied from August to December, and mid-February to present. Roughly 8 months. 154 diagnostic.

I've mostly been retaking recent tests now, but I took some old PTs early on where I had seen some questions, but not entire tests. I've saved the 4 or 5 untouched PTs until this month though. They fall in the same range as my retake practice tests, although I haven't had a fresh test in the high 170s.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:58 pm
by mvonh001
sublime wrote:
mvonh001 wrote:Ya, no doubt. I think Im gonna follow your 8 hour work schedule for the days upcoming that I'm not PTing, and for the days I am PTing, I'm gonna follow it anyway lol but not as much drilling/more reviewing.

Between a 5 section PT and an in depth review that includes videos, you can get up to 6 or so hours pretty easily.

Ya for sure. Thanks for the motivation Dre.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:00 am
by melmoththewanderer
SteelPenguin wrote:
melmoththewanderer wrote:
NoWorries wrote:
SteelPenguin wrote:Just finished PT 65, absolutely crushed it!

180! 99/101
LR: -0
LG: -0 (again, importance of finishing first two quickly seems to be very important in newer tests)
LR: -0
RC: -2 (last paragraph was a killer)
Also took 65 today and went 99/101 for my first 180. Amazing feeling. Great confidence booster for the final week.
Question for NoWorries and SteelPenguin are these first takes or retakes? Either way, quite an accomplishment.
Unfortunately it is a retake. However, when I first took this PT in November, I didn't review as thoroughly as I should have. I haven't seen it since then. Although the score may be slightly inflated, I'm still excited about it. My few fresh PTs have all been scores in the low-to-mid 170s though.
Congrats on the 180! It is not easy to be able to select all of the answers with that accuracy, even with a retake. It shows you've absorbed the material.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:10 am
by wtrc
Wow, left this thread for 6 hours and we have 5 new pages....

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:11 am
by Dr. Dre
wtrcoins3 wrote:Wow, left this thread for 6 hours and we have 5 new pages....

try not to go past 180 pages

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:13 am
by mvonh001
wtrcoins3 wrote:Wow, left this thread for 6 hours and we have 5 new pages....

Full of only the essential information, as you can tell.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:18 am
by wtrc
Dr. Dre wrote:
wtrcoins3 wrote:Wow, left this thread for 6 hours and we have 5 new pages....

try not to go past 180 pages
Yeah, just read through. Noted, strongly...

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:20 am
by ManoftheHour
I love you guys. I hope we all get 170+s.

Re: JUNE 2013 Study Group / Study Partner Thread

Posted: Fri May 31, 2013 12:23 am
by isuperserial
ManoftheHour wrote:I love you guys. I hope we all get 170+s.
I hope so too. If I got a 171 on the test I would probably cry until I died of dehydration. You all are fucking brilliant.