Was this test's RC like the hardest RC in history, or is it just me?
Hmm... I got the first 2 passages perfect, the third one made 2 dumb mistakes and the fourth one 1 mistake (not dumb, still not sure why it's right). That's about average to a little harder than average for me I'd say. I think I'm the only one in the universe who finds the new RC to be easier than the old RC.
I don't know... maybe it wajs me, I took this tonight, did well on the first two, then skipped to 4, and got bogged down in one or 2 questions that I then invariably got wrong anyway, and completely ran out of time to do any questions on 3.
Nooby mistake on my part, but still. Ouch!
Yeah that fourth one was kind of dense. I actually kind of enjoyed it, though. I was thinking about Jurassic Park the whole time, the part when Jeff Goldblum talks about chaos theory using a drop of water and Ellie's hand (or whatever the paleantologist's name was).
I usually set myself a time limit on passages. After 10 minutes, I move on no matter what. Not to say that it will definitely work for you, but if you're spending too much time on a passage, you're probably going to get the answers wrong anyway since it's not coming to you immediately.
This is true. I lost track of time on it. I was also using a badly photocopied version of the test, so the stimulus was on the opposite side of the page from the questions, and skimming it took forever; but that's just an excuse. Realistically, I just had serious trouble figuring out if that weird water effect they talked about was a metaphor for a scientific phenomenon or if it was in itself a scientific phenomenon. Yeargh! Damn you Jeff Goldblum!
Haha. I think the quality of copy itself can swing my score a ton. Whenever I use that really bad quality (prep test 50 style) i get a comparatively low score. Sometimes, the quality of the type is fine, but the letters are too small. I do better with this, but not up to my potential.