« on: July 04, 2008, 12:00:37 AM »
Yeah I will be retaking in October. I don't believe this has completely screwed over my chances at getting into a T14 or even a HYS school. It's just a massive hassle because now I've got to study through the summer and hopefully write an addendum explaining how I jumped from a 159 (which I got today) to a 180 (Hopefully what i'll achieve in Oct!) My 159 is 15 lower than my last practice test and 10 lower than my PT average. I honestly am not sure what happened. I didn't feel at the time that nerves got the best of me. As far as I could tell, it was the time crunch at the end and not quite being sure whether I had 1.5 minutes left or 30 seconds. All my mistakes were near the end of my sections.
Can't help but note the similarities. Is an addendum really necessary for a higher score jump, though... I'd figure admissions officers can figure that one on their own.
My real test was about 7-10 points from my practice test range. Add to that, it was 3 points below my LOWEST practice test. The time crunch did kill me, and I'll be working on endurance/speed for the next few months.