I am so desperate that I may just put this to a poll and let yall decide for me...
Messages - Kevin83
I posted here a couple days ago trying to solicit advice for my June v. October situation. Those who responded said I should wait til October, but I'm still torn up over this.
I have taken a lot of practice tests in the last month and a half, and my score started at a 155 (LR 70%, RC 62%, LG 50%). The question is this: because I've only practiced the test, as opposed to taking a class and/or learn techniques, should I wait and take the Testmaster's course? My scores over the past 2 weeks are listed below (starting with today):
Test 33: 162 (LR 74%, RC 68%, LG 86%)
Test 32: 163 (LR 81%, RC 77%, LG 70%)
Test 36: 167 (LR 82%, RC 80%, LG 91%)
Test 19: 160 (LR 78%, RC 73%, LG 60%)
Test 38: 161 (LR 83%, RC 70%, LG 62%)
Test 39: 155 (LR 72%, RC 67%, LG 39%)
Test 41: 161 (LR 72%, RC 88%, LG 70%)
Is there reason to believe that the TM course could help me bring my score up? Also, do you think I'd be able to re-learn the test after taking roughly 15-20 practice tests?
I'm totally torn with this decision...my weakness was Logic Games, and my success on that section is still very contingent on the type of games I'm given. Moreover, I never really tried to improve RC or LR and I'm curious to know if that is still doable.
Please...any advice would help.
I want to take an old test with as difficult of a Logic Games section that I could possibly see (granted I'll never know what to expect from those sneaky bastards).
The newer ones are probably a bit more accurate, so around Test 30 (?) or later would be ideal.
If any of you can conjur up anything I'd really appreciate it. I plan on taking it tonight so if you have any ideas just post 'em up...
I really need some advice...
I am registered to take the June test (1 week). I previously signed up for the February test but, due to extraneous circumstances, never studied and making the decision to postpone required little thought.
I started at a 155 and always said I'd be content with above a 160. Though I signed up for Kaplan, I've only used it for self study, taking as many practice tests as possible for the last month and a half. My scores in the past 6 days (1 test/day) go like this (from yesterday back): 161, 162, 155, 160, 161, 156.
Obviously, what scares me are the 155 and the 156...those are scores I would be unsatisfied with, mainly bc that's where I started.
I've consistently scored around 83% LR, 72% RC, and Games has always been the X factor. The highest I've hit is around 62%, but when I do poorly it throws everything. At this point, I feel like I'll know my fate, should I take it next week, solely based on the games I'm given.
My thought process is this...throughout my studies, I can't say that I've really developed any new strategies except to move quickly. For logic games I learned about diagramming and that stuff...but nothing really new. When I do poorly in a game its nearly always bc of time and time becomes a factor when I have to correct very careless mistakes (whether they be from diagramming, misreading a clue, or skipping a clue). On the flipside, though I never really worked hard for the Feb test, this would be my second time postponing.
Should I postpone? Does it sound like there is much I can do to improve my score? Moreover, what kind of committment would it take from now until October? Will the studying I've done in the past 2 months even help me in October?
Feel free to post, but please also email me with a response)