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Re: Importance of the very most recent preptests?
« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2008, 03:30:01 PM »
Diagnostics are dumb in general, in my opinion -- it's hard to get a sense of where you stand until you've spent some time understanding the exam in general, and your initial score can be very unrepresentative of your final score.  I therefore find taking a timed diagnostic unnecessarily limiting and discouraging from a pyschological perspective.

You do it so you can brag about how much your score went up.

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Re: Importance of the very most recent preptests?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2008, 06:44:06 PM »
Diagnostics are dumb in general, in my opinion -- it's hard to get a sense of where you stand until you've spent some time understanding the exam in general, and your initial score can be very unrepresentative of your final score.  I therefore find taking a timed diagnostic unnecessarily limiting and discouraging from a pyschological perspective.

You do it so you can brag about how much your score went up.

Honestly, I think test prep courses push these so THEY can brag about how much your score went up. 

I never have students do this if I can help it.

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Re: Importance of the very most recent preptests?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2008, 10:03:03 PM »
And I just thought it was so you could brag about your superior innate intelligence...."I got X without even TRYING..." ;)
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