Bernie thanks so much for your post, I'm sure it'll help a lot of us!
Few questions for you:
1- How many untimed tests do you recommend?
2- Is three timed tests enough, or is this the minimum?
3- What do you think of my study plan?
-I've got the LR & games bibles and am working through them over the next few weeks,
alternating chapters to avoid burn-out on a specific area. I've also heard they
work different parts of your brain, and it's more efficient to switch between the
-I'm then going to chop-up about half of my tests (I've got about 40), and put them
into separate binders by section type so I've got one binder of just games, one of
just LR, and one of just RC. Then, I'll do these all timed, marking how far I get
within the time limit, but continuing on and marking how much time total it took to
do that section. I'll do a complete breakdown of each section, working on the
questions until I can get every question right- or at least understand why it is I
got it/keep getting it wrong. My thought is that this will make it easier for me
to stay on a schedule, since I wouldn't have to worry about making sure I have
enough time to do the whole test every time I want to study, and taking the tests
in smaller increments lets me know very quickly what I'm still struggling with.
-Once I've worked through all of these and have gotten my accuracy down, I figure
I'll do the other 20 tests all under strict test conditions to help with pacing
(which, is really just a problem for me in the LG section). Of course, I'll do a
breakdown on these, as well.
What's the verdict?