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doing poorly when thinking the test went well but much better when thinking the test didn't go well.

PetrichorPetrichor Alum Member
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Does anyone else experience this? Most of my high scores came from tests that I thought I did very poorly but the tests that I thought were easy usually ends with subpar score (curves are pretty much the same for both kind)....


  • nicole.hopkinsnicole.hopkins Inactive Sage Inactive ⭐
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    Is this before or after BR? How many PT's have you taken total?
  • brna0714brna0714 Alum Inactive ⭐
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    I've had this go both ways, I thought I did well and I did below average and vice versa. There have also been tests where I thought I did well and this was actually the case and tests where I thought I did poorly and that's exactly what happened. I've come to the conclusion that I'm not going to be able to predict my performance.

    I think Manhattan included in their online program something about predicting your score after you test as a fail-safe in case you have to cancel (seems like a pretty defeatist attitude to me) or maybe just for fun? Not sure what the thinking is there. Either way, I think any energy spent predicting before or after the test is wasted energy and should be avoid. I am aware that that is easier said than done.
  • PetrichorPetrichor Alum Member
    359 karma
    @nicole.hopkins this is probably across 10 of the 30 PTs I've taken, pre BR
  • emli1000emli1000 Alum Member Inactive ⭐
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    @brna0714 said:
    I've come to the conclusion that I'm not going to be able to predict my performance.
    Pretty much summarizes it! I usually knew when I did poor but later on my prep I realized that I knew what I was doing with LR which helped my score. But during BR I would see my small mistakes. I usually wanted to rush through the sections and the last 2 sections would always make or break my score.
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