« on: June 26, 2009, 12:45:25 AM »
I was having this same problem until recently, except worse: 1 bad test for every 2 good ones. I think the factors contributing to my inconsistency were:
- Fatigue. After three months of studying, I had a hard time focusing on every practice test. At a certain point, my brain was just ready to take the real deal.
- Irregularity. To combat this fatigue, I began taking only 2 tests per week. On some in between days, I couldn't motivate myself to review the previous test or take practice sections.
Now the good news. About two weeks before the test (I test 6/28), my brain clicked into full-focus-"Pookie!-let's-burn-this-mutha-down" mode. Since then my practice tests have consistently been 175+.
I guess my advice to you is to relax a little. Take one or two days off per week. The test isn't until September and you're scoring in your target range 90% of the time. Once the test is approaching, immerse yourself in study again and you'll find that you haven't lost much, if anything. You don't want to peak too early.