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How do I stop myself from focusing on that one stupid problem that takes up 6 minutes of my time because I keep going back and forth trying to see if i actually got it or i did something wrong?

What I've noticed on the PS sections is that I tend to super focus on some problems and therefore leave 12 minutes to answer the last 20 questions out of the 77. Granted I get about 80% of those 20 right, I need to save time. What do I do?

Also with the PS section, I tend to look at the question, KNOW the answer and then go back to the passage....overthink/overread the information given in the passages and then go back to the question and select the wrong answer even though in the back of my mind I am saying "****."

With the BS section, I tend to UNDERread the passages and miss important details by the end of the passages and some key details throughout.

I also take ADHD medication so this might be a factor but I am not sure what it's doing. I see that I start getting more and more questions wrong after the 45 question mark....till the 77th question.

Any tips? Thanks.

Edit: this is for the 77 question sections in the "R" / "revised" tests. They may be old or new. I'm not sure but they have 77 questions.
 
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How do I stop myself from focusing on that one stupid problem that takes up 6 minutes of my time because I keep going back and forth trying to see if i actually got it or i did something wrong?

What I've noticed on the PS sections is that I tend to super focus on some problems and therefore leave 12 minutes to answer the last 20 questions out of the 77. Granted I get about 80% of those 20 right, I need to save time. What do I do?

Also with the PS section, I tend to look at the question, KNOW the answer and then go back to the passage....overthink/overread the information given in the passages and then go back to the question and select the wrong answer even though in the back of my mind I am saying "****."

With the BS section, I tend to UNDERread the passages and miss important details by the end of the passages and some key details throughout.

I also take ADHD medication so this might be a factor but I am not sure what it's doing. I see that I start getting more and more questions wrong after the 45 question mark....till the 77th question.

Any tips? Thanks.

77th question?

I'm confused because PS/BS are 52 questions apiece lol..
 

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Give yourself a time limit for answers. Put what you think is the correct answer within, say, 1.5 minutes, and then mark it to come back and look at if you have time.
 

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The old or revised 77 question a piece sectional tests, not sure what they are called but they say 5R...6R...etc
 

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Give yourself only a 7 mins a passage. If you don't get something, mark it and come back to it.

I messed up reallll bad because I hyperfocused like that my first test. I didn't finish verbal.
 

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^ im having a real hard time with verbal....oh boy. I hyperfocus right, do about 20 questions straight....all correct...i look at time and i have 20 minutes left for the last 20 questions.....boom shift to speed reading and i end up missing 10 out of the last 20
 
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