Really struggling with this stuff - not sure why. I am told by so many it doesn't matter very much and to hardly focus on it. I am retaking the exam and need to concentrate as much as possible on the Quant section to get my score in the 700s.
Not sure what to do though - I don't want to bomb this thing and have great score for the 800 section. I thought if I just did a couple practice ?s each day and the sections on practice tests, I'd be ok. Now I'm worried.
What to do? Taking June 7th
The IR section is the toughest of all. Jun 7th is not far from now. So, my advice is not to lose too much time thinking about it now. It is still not clear how different schools will take the IR scores. Concentrate on the quant and verbal sections. It would be sad if you screw up these sections thinking about the IR.
The IR needs a lot more attention to detail compared to other sections, especially when you think about the issue essay that was there before the IR came. It will heat your brain up. One way it's good though. You'll be all attentive on the subsequent sections. A downside is that it might hit your confidence levels before these sections.
So, just treat it as an experimental section now.