I was relying on the Burnout Advice thread to guide me through my turbulence, but its completely gone off on some Canadian beer tangent, so I've decided to start my own thread. Anyway, instead of boring you with the minor details - here's the story in short.
I've been studying for the Oct 4 the exam - for approximately three months now. I've taken off of work and dedicated an average of 6-8 hours a day of studying. Yes, I've read the bibles twice. I took Testmasters - completed each and every homework in full. I've done preptests untimed and timed, numerous times. Here's the problem. I started the studying at around a 144. With all the studying and dedication, I shot up very quickly. A few weeks ago, I was averaging roughly 163 on the timed preptests - peeking at a 167.
Here's the problem. Once I hit the 167, I start going down. Seriously down. I've been on a downward spiral ever since. I took two separate days off to rest myself, but its seemed like its only had an even greater detrimental effect on me. The harder I try, the worse I do. The more I study, the lower the grades. I tried to really focus myself and stay confident, but today I took 4th Testmaster Diagnostic and got a 153. The weird part was that I didn't feel that the test was that difficult AT ALL. I actually thought it was much easier than usual. But somehow, I couldn't get past 20 questions on each section (not the LG's however.. I got a perfect score on that).
I'm seriously losing my mind and have no faith in raising my confidence level. I'm stuck in this never-ending *&^%-fest of low scores and I know that my potential is MUCH greater than this. There's only so much I can do, and it doesn't seem like any of it will help me in the last few days before the test. I have a few more preptests left and a bunch of individual questions saved for practice. What do I do? Any advice will be of great benefit.