Carmen, I’m from Orlando and I’m taking the test here! Close enough, huh? Last week after I finished looking through my PT and posting on here I decided the best thing to do was to take a break for the rest of the week. I collected all of the books I’ve read and all of the PTs that I’ve taken and took a look through mountain of material that I had gone through. I realized that I’m as ready as I’ll ever be and know as much as I need to know, now its just a matter of execution.
I’m going to take a few more practice section, maybe another practice exam or two just to stay sharp between now and Monday, but that will be it. Might even go drinking around the world at Epcot some time this week to get my mind off this test hahaha!
Honestly, when I checked that last PT and decided to take a break, it almost felt like I was already getting denied from my dream law school, but I know I shouldn’t think like that. Anything can happen!
Thanks for the response and being so dedicated to all of your students! I took what you said to heart and tried to readjust. For the most part, though, I don’t really have a problem focusing in on the argument. I always read the stimulus and find the conclusion, then ask “okay, why?” So then I find the premise(s) and see how its supports the conclusion. I think about what problem(s) there is with the argument and head on down to the answer choices.
I think the tough time I have is mostly in the answer choices; most of the time what will happen when I get a question wrong is that I’ll be between two and I’ll pick the wrong one between those two. And I leave the other one I didn’t chose un marked so that I can see if that is what happened after I finish the section or test. I just don’t feel like I have enough time to reason the answers out and need to move on (and thats because I don’t, because most of the time I get to the last question and finish it with only seconds to spare). I do as you say and check the specific words of the answer choices to the stimulus, but I’m still missing plenty of questions.
Like I said above, I think at this point its just a matter of execution on the day of the test and I feel plenty ready and plenty confident though I’m still feeling anxious about it.