I found that I was running out of time on the new EK warmup, to the point that I had to skim fast on the final passage, reading perhaps 1 out of 5 words. Not surprisingly I scored a 7 on it
. The odd part is when I did the first full EK verbal tonight I finished with over 10 minutes to spare at the end but only scored a 9. I couldn't really bring myself to go back to the earlier passages and second guess randomly with the extra time.
If I had slowed down a bit I'm sure I could have raised my score, but I have to confess I actually disagree with some of the answers provided. Some of the wrong answers are a better fit, even after having some time to mull it over they still seem wrong. Oh well.
It looks like pacing will be the big skill to work on to maximize this section.
Just an FYI on the course error content, the full Kaplan Online course is plagued with errors as well.
Suppose I'll edit in scores as I get them:
2: 9 -3 hours of sleep and kids plus pets annoying the crap out of me.
3: 12 and I think a couple questions had wrong answers from EK after reviewing all of it!
4: 11 (EK put out new scaled scores, possibly should be 12) Finding a few questions out of the 40 on every exam that seem to have been mistakes
5: 9 Had an off day, doing full exam every other day and EK verbal every day or every other day. May need to take a day off, hard to do with 2 weeks to test.
6: 9 This one had a large number of dubious answers, I counted about 6 that were really off.
7: 12 Not much to say about this test. I can't argue with anything I got wrong, reasonable explanations. I can't fathom how two back to back tests can be so disparate.