not mentally prepared to take first practice test...

elliott34
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not mentally prepared to take first practice test...

Postby elliott34 » Fri May 13, 2011 5:55 pm

Hi All,

So I'm not really that confident enough yet to dive into my first practice test on account of I might have a panic attack halfway through. Instead, I was just thinking I could methodically work through each problem to get an idea of where I stand content wise....Which test would be good to "waste" so to speak?

CarlBrannen
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Re: not mentally prepared to take first practice test...

Postby CarlBrannen » Fri May 13, 2011 8:28 pm

elliott34 wrote:Which test would be good to "waste" so to speak?


I'd waste the oldest first, then waste them according to which are the "toughest" as the most recent tests tend to be "easier". (In terms of number correct needed to get a given percentage score.

By the way, it's interesting that while physics tests have been drifting towards easier, the math tests have drifted in the opposite direction. And to such a degree that they had to completely revise the test; lately the math GRE test only scores to 900 instead of 990.

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Re: not mentally prepared to take first practice test...

Postby grae313 » Sun May 15, 2011 1:23 pm

The practice tests are too few and too valuable to waste one in my opinion. You can get an idea of the content in other ways, and study up on freshman physics. If you absolutely must, then Carl has good advice.




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