Practice Tests – 4 or 5 sections?

    • December 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm #2926
      Andrew
      Participant

      Hey! Thanks for all the information posted on the site and in the book. It’s very helpful!

      I wanted to ask about taking practice tests. When doing so, should we find an extra section to take the place of the experimental section, since the practice tests in the 10 Actuals books only have 4 sections?

      Thanks!

    • January 2, 2017 at 3:41 pm #2927
      Mike Kim
      Keymaster

      Hi Andrew —

      Happy New Year!

      To be honest, I don’t have very strong opinions about adding a fifth section (I believe other prep resources may perhaps encourage it more strongly than I do) —

      I do think it’s good for everyone to take at least a few pt’s with 5 sections, and I think it can be especially useful as you are getting closer and closer to test day, but it’s up to you as to whether you want to implement it for every pt (and I’d just base it on whether you find it helpful for increasing endurance/etc. or not) —

      In terms of the experimental sections themselves, I think the best sections to use would be ones where you’ve already tried the problems as part of your drill work (so that you don’t end up wasting fresh material) — but I could also see the benefit of trying an extra fresh section if you wanted to do that as well (you could purchase an additional, older book of 10 for experimentals + extra drill practice) —

      HTH — Good luck with your studies, and if have any follow up just let me know — Mike

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