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Help? How much time should I take off between now and test? [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 05:20
Hi all, I completely flunked the first test (it was so bad I'm not even going to post the results here) :cry:
I have to resit it again in 2 weeks and this time I have to get the min score my course requires or I won't make it into the class of 2010/11. I have preliminary acceptance from the University and my company are paying my fees, I don't want to mess up this great opportunity.

I have to work full time and only manage to get an hour of study done in the evening, I'm thinking now I probably should take some time off work over the next two weeks to ensure I nail the exam. Did anyone else take the test while tackling a full time job? How much time do you think I need off?

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Re: Help? How much time should I take off between now and test? [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 05:24
Join the club. This is likely a limitation many people report.

The amount of time off varies by the amount of prep needed. For me, I needed to buckle down for 3 weeks before test day to make sure I reviewed the material and gave it my best. I did NOT take time off of work, I simply focused on studying and did nothing else outside of work.

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Re: Help? How much time should I take off between now and test? [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 10:48
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Hi Cari28,

Two weeks is not very much time for studying, especially if you did not get a desired score on the first test. Therefore, I would take as much time off as possible and spend as much of your off time as you can studying. Since your company is paying your fees, you should be able to explain to them that one hour of studying per night is not enough. Hopefully they understand your situation (and don't want their money to go to waste) so they give you some time off with no worries :)

I am not sure what your prep has been like, but if you haven't taken any practice tests, do so. Then figure out your weak areas and get those scores up. If you have any more quesitons, shoot me an email at anthonyr@review.com. Good luck!

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Re: Help? How much time should I take off between now and test? [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2010, 15:27
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I would recommend you go to sleep early and wake up a few hours before you usually do and study then - that's what I did. Works a lot better than studying at 8 or 9 PM. You won't have a life but you will get what you want. It is a trade off :)

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Re: Help? How much time should I take off between now and test?   [#permalink] 13 Aug 2010, 15:27
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