Hi bb- I am back with more:)
Speaking of test itself I thought that the math questions were very tricky and long. That's why I knew I was doing well. English was relatively easy -sentences and reading comprehensions were short. CRs weren't very difficult either. Since I am not a Native English speaker, I developed a strategy for myself to attack verbal part. When I was taking my prep tests I noticed that if I read all the passages I loose a lot of time and still don't get most of them right. So, I came up with the plan not to read the last passage -since it's towards end it wudn't count too much - and this way I can get all the questions completed on time. This strategy worked fine for me. First time then I was taking the test I decided not to read all the passages, but that was my huge mistake.
I was very nervious on the test day, but mostly the day before. I did study on the last day, though some people recommend not to do that, but I think it depends on the person. I just didn't want to stop the flow of studies. I was at the test center 1 hour before the test and that helped me to relax somehow and to feel the atmosphere.
Two major mistakes I did then I took the test first time were
1) not studing for verbal part-both sections are important for a good score.
2) not taking computerize practice tests. It's imperative to do practice tests on computer.
BTW my score first time was 480. Huge difference. And I attribute it mostly to doing a lot of practice on computer.
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