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Experimental Section while PTing

psbrathwaitepsbrathwaite Legacy Member
in General 207 karma
Where do you typically put yours -- do you alternate between it being section 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5? Perhaps a silly question.


  • 227 karma
    I use a random number generator, because test day it will be essentially random. Set it to 1-5 and give it a go
  • Matt1234567Matt1234567 Legacy Inactive ⭐
    1294 karma
    I usually just set it for the first section to warm my brain up for the next sections. I've heard that the experimental section is usually within the first 3 sections rather than the last 2.
  • Faaabs93Faaabs93 Alum Member
    82 karma
    I always put it before my worst section (RC).
  • PacificoPacifico Alum Inactive ⭐
    8021 karma
    I always put it first and use a separate score sheet so I don't end up with multiple PTs on one Scantron. I cannibalize other earlier tests in the 30s and 40s to use as 5th sections and then once I finish 4 PTs with 5 sections, I will actually have finished 5 PTs and have an extra one to score and BR.

    The PT you take will already be in a random order so putting it first isn't a big deal IMO, and you're more likely to be more motivated during your first section than any other if anything goes wrong down the line. Scoring the 5th sections as a full PT keeps up the motivation as well.
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