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Praise the 7Sage gods! Took my first timed official PT LR sections today and only got 5 wrong!

JohnnyKarateJohnnyKarate Member
edited May 2018 in General 157 karma

I know to you who are PTing in the 170's this may seem laughable, but I was started at -11 in LR under timed conditions, and I feel like this is a huge step forward. I didn't think the nerves would get to me though to be honest (I just did this at home) but I felt almost as anxious as I would have if I had been taking the real thing, so I think once I get those nerves under better control I certainly think I can improve even more. What do y'all think? Any experiences like this?


  • FixedDiceFixedDice Member
    1804 karma

    At least some of us have been there. I don't think your achievement is laughable (and I am fairly sure I am not the only one in that regard). Quite the contrary.

    Testing anxiety does play a part, but I think the bigger concern lies in being confident of your answers. Testing anxiety will always be there to a certain degree. Your confidence may not be.

  • keets993keets993 Alum Member 🍌
    6045 karma

    Nah no one's gonna think lightly of this, everyone started somewhere and most people know how difficult this test is. From what I've seen on 7sage, I think a lot of people start in 140s or 150s but there's stigma about how it's a low diagnostic and PT score, so it's not discussed a lot except for in the past tense. There's nothing wrong with it though, every step is a small victory.

    Congrats on this progress! Test anxiety does exist even during untimed sections, I think it subsides the more exposure you get and sections/PTs you do but it will definetly be there on test day. That's why it's so important to have a process that you've labored to create and trust so that you can rely on it during the actual test.

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