opinions on april exam

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opinions on april exam

Post by j0equ1nn » Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:58 am

Just wondering what people thought of it, relative to the practice tests.

I thought it was pretty similar to the practice test sent out before it, in content. But I think it was on the upper end of the difficulty range. Me, and other students I've talked to, all seem to have answered a little less questions than they did on practice tests before running out of time.

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Post by eof » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:21 pm

The practice test seems to be a bit easier compared to the real one. On my test a 90% was a raw score of about 50 which is quite a bit lower than on the practice test.

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Post by zombie » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:23 pm

Don't they administer 3 tests of varying difficulty? We had form C which is supposedly the most difficult according to their test metric data. I expected a test more like the 0568 than the 97, 93, and 87 practice tests. I would've answered more questions on a test like those.

I answered 44 questions, and I can already think of 2 that I missed for certain.

I played a very conservative strategy on the exams... I expect a scaled score of about 38 or 37; hopefully that will be in the 700 range

The question that really botched the exam for me was {Note from admin: Remember not to discuss specifics about questions on actual test}. I couldn't find my answer among the five offered, and it really annoyed me the entire time. I ended up going back to that one a few times and I really wasted time on it.

Otherwise, I might have reached the 50 question plateau.

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Post by ceromat » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:52 pm

Ithink 55 questions were easy to anwer

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Post by ceromat » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:26 am

I only answered 49, The test was harder than the practices. But after make some reflexions about the test I think 55 quetions could be answered . 10 of the were real hard.

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Post by ana3a » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:20 pm

for me the test was easier than the practice test on the ETS website, but harder than any of the 3 older tests on the uc santa barbara website.

one problem is: when you have done a practice test more than twice, taking it again gives you false confidence. you've memorized all the difficulties by then.

eof, is that for real?! a raw score of 50 = 90%. that seems like an incredibly harsh test. i thought 53, 54 = 90%

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Post by meowmix » Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:03 pm

I got my butt kicked. I went to the libraary the next day to read so I would still think I was smart.

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