Don't say you aren't smart because you have to retake this stupid exam that has nothing to do with intelligence. It's just a tricky test under time pressure that tests things in a way that will never have any practical use in real life. We retakers may be bar-stupid but that doesn't mean that we lack the type of intelligence useful in real life. There are people that can solve the Rubik's cube in a few seconds. They may be very smart at memorizing a bunch of different algorithms and be able to move their hands really quickly, but are they smart? Maybe, or maybe they are just Rubik's-cube-smart and complete idiot's in a lot of other things.Opoponax wrote: ↑Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:17 amWelp, I'm fucking burnt out. Just wanted to say that. Anyway...
I think I'm going to do the PT first during the afternoon session. I'd kicked this idea around before, but didn't do it. However, after a practice PT yesterday in which another 10 minutes would've given me a significantly better score, I think I'm gonna go ahead and knock it out before doing the essays. Always during the last 5 minutes or so, I find myself rushing to get everything in, hastily trying to reorganize, etc, and not once has that ever turned out well for me.
Yesterday, during a practice PT, I had just about everything there that the model answer said should be in there, but it was kind of all over the place. Another 10 minutes would've made a big difference. Also, I can do almost any essay in 55 minutes and if I am rushing at the end, it's usually to add in minor points, or more often, I'm being too verbose; and the PT is weighted heavier than the essays.
It seems like a no-brainer, but if I was so damn smart I wouldn't be retaking this damn thing. Any thoughts are appreciated.
Sorry for the rant, but I'm kind of burnt out too by now and this reminded me of somebody who once told me that "if somebody fails the bar exam 5 times he must be so stupid". And the best part is that she is like a salesperson or some other dumbass job where the hardest test she had to take was probably a drug test.
Anyway, now that we established that we are probably all smart, let's get down to the PT thing. I agree with doing it first too for basically the same reasons. PTs are easier points (and double) than essays' and, as you said, the last minutes of an essay are minor issues, where the last minutes of a PT can make the difference between a good-looking PT compared to a meh PT, which I wouldn't be surprised if it could matter even 10-15 points. Even hitting the same issues.