suspicious android wrote:
Seriously man, you're completely wasting preptests at this pace. When you get as many wrong as you do, you need to work on fundamentals, not just doing test after test. You're pissing away your best shot at a good score. I don't know why this annoys me as it does.
Suspicious, while you may be perplexed as to why it annoys you - I couldn't be happier that it does. I am not optimally preparing and you are the voice of reason; you tried to warn me before, I didn't listen, and I just further proved that you and Tiago are most correct.
So, please engage me in a discussion - if you'd be so kind. December is my last wraps; this is the terminal test, so I won't need any practice materials after that date. I am planning on doing 2 a week for the next 6 weeks, and 3 a week for the last 3.
So, here's the deal: 5 section tests had me whooped for the better part of a year; I was literally terrified by them. I'm happy to finally be over that fear, and I am somewhat afraid of stopping the 2/week. Additionally, I feel like having a test every few days causes my prep to be more intense in-between the tests; it's like I want to get better from the last test, and do better on the next one.
While this is good in theory, obviously I am not either A) Getting better at the fundamentals, B) Getting better at timing, C) Getting better at my weaknesses. If I were, I think my tests every week would be fine.
It is my belief that the biggest thing is I should be focusing on how to get better, and this is not at odds with taking PT's (especially because I don't see it as "wasting PT's).
But please, point out the hole(s) in my thinking. I really feel that there is something I need to glean from your advice so please continue...