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08 Nov 2005, 10:26
Hey guys this may be a bit silly, but are you allowed to prepare a grid on your scratch paper before starting the verbal section. It helps when i write down A B C D E 41 times on scratch paper since it saves time. Can I do that if I have time remaining after Quant or use part of my 5 min break? Or do I have to start verbal w/ 6 pieces of blank paper?

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08 Nov 2005, 20:19
What I did when I first took the exam was during my break (after Q), I asked for a new batch of scratch paper. That way when I came back from the break I could start preparing my grid before I resumed the test. It's all about the timing. I had a tough time getting the timing down for Q. I was flying through paper like crazy and had to time it right so I wouldn't lose valuable Q time waiting for scratch paper (because of the slow attendant). I think the booklet they give us should be composed of more paper.

Hope that helps a little.

BTW - why do you write down A B C D E 41 times? Have you tried something similar to the following? I know the format is off a little but you get the idea. You write down your choices at the very top and number accordingly below it. For me, I only write down the numbers where I'm doing POE or something. If I get the answer immediately, I don't bother writing anything down and move on to the next problem. Just an idea.

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08 Nov 2005, 20:39
Thanks a lot Valleyball...

hmmm... your grid seems a lot more efficient, I will definitely try it out.
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08 Nov 2005, 20:56
Instead of the time btw the Q and V sections, you can also think about using the time before starting the test and the remaining time, if any, during the essay sections. This way, you can use the time before V to take a quick bite and focus on the next section.
I used grid like the one below. Same can be used for both Math and Verbal sections. And importantly, it is quick and easy to sketch out the grid anytime you need it.
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08 Nov 2005, 23:56
I suppose this will not be applicable to the Paterson Vue test which gives you 'white boards' instead of scratch papers.
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09 Nov 2005, 07:53
Thanks GSR.

I'm taking the test on Nov 29th so it'll still be under ETS
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09 Nov 2005, 10:31
Thanks gsr and ValleyBall1 - both grid ideas are very helpful to test takers. I will see what I can use and works for me while giving the practice tests.
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