« on: July 29, 2004, 04:21:45 AM »
I'm taking a testmasters prep course, and I'm having an awful time learning the strategies. My teacher goes over stuff so fast, and tends to get angry at people who have questions. So I come home confused, and try to stumble through what I learned. I've defintely learned a lot, but I'm having an awful time trying to get grouping games, and the formal logic stuff. I sat down to take my first practice test today (besides the diagnostic, which I got a 150 on), and quit half way though because I ended up having to guess on half the questions in the games and LR section. All this emphasis on "don't worry about time yet" has left me unable to get through 2 games in the alotted time...I just sit and stare at the rules, trying desperately to figure stuff out. Same thing with the LR sometimes...I have to re-read passages more than once..sometimes 2-3 times to figure it out...let alone diagraming it. I dunno, I just feel so incredibly discouraged right now, like the test has beaten me before I have even taken it. I'm already giving second thoughts about applying to law school this year. Maybe I should take a year off after college to give myself more time to learn this test. Anyone else having an awful time trying to grasp these concepts??