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I am really frustrated with this section and I need some tips. I can't take it anymore. Aaaaaaaahhhh!!!!! :bang:

I am doing timed QR now on Math Destroyer and I always seem to run out of time. I am getting like 25/40. Its awful and its got me banging my head on the book lol. I was doing really good untimed (32-36/40), but now its awful. Please give some advice and tips. Thanks.
 

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What types of problems are you missing when timed? And what kinds of problems do you get more correct when untimed?
 
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I am really frustrated with this section and I need some tips. I can't take it anymore. Aaaaaaaahhhh!!!!! :bang:

I am doing timed QR now on Math Destroyer and I always seem to run out of time. I am getting like 25/40. Its awful and its got me banging my head on the book lol. I was doing really good untimed (32-36/40), but now its awful. Please give some advice and tips. Thanks.

Lmfao I was the exact same position as you. Doing untimed I did well. I consider myself pretty good at algebra and trig, but my applied math and probability was bad. What I did was made a word doc of problems I was slow at, and then do them at once. I also made flashcards of word problems. The reason I made flashcards for math id because when you click 'next' on your test, you should be able to have at least an idea on how to start a problem. Again, Ari suggests to do your problems in waves, easy first, medium (problems that you know how to do but just need a bit more time), and hard last. This way it helps you get more questions correct. Be sure to practice this method a lot as this gives you a lot of time left over for you in the upcoming waves


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I really felt like QR Destroyer overcomplicated things than what the real DAT was like. Just learn tricks like backsolving and estimation and you'll breeze through a lot of problems and save yourself loads of time for the tougher, longer ones.
 
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What types of problems are you missing when timed? And what kinds of problems do you get more correct when untimed?

When untimed I would always do really good in the shape problems (side/areas/perimeter), trig, rate/speed problems, age problems, etc. Now with time I seem to run out of time.

Lmfao I was the exact same position as you. Doing untimed I did well. I consider myself pretty good at algebra and trig, but my applied math and probability was bad. What I did was made a word doc of problems I was slow at, and then do them at once. I also made flashcards of word problems. The reason I made flashcards for math id because when you click 'next' on your test, you should be able to have at least an idea on how to start a problem. Again, Ari suggests to do your problems in waves, easy first, medium (problems that you know how to do but just need a bit more time), and hard last. This way it helps you get more questions correct. Be sure to practice this method a lot as this gives you a lot of time left over for you in the upcoming waves


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Thanks @StevenLuSL I'll use that approach now. I remember you said that in your DAT breakdown as well, so I gotta force myself :smack:to do this method. There are so many topics that I feel look really easy in the QR section, but the time is just the pressure. If I master these weak spots like combination/permutation stuff, then hopefully I can stop worrying about these easy problems and worry about the hard ones.
 

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I just took my DAT this week and I got a 21 QR. I was only finishing about 25-35 problems on timed destroyer tests. The real DAT was WAY easier than any of the destroyer exams and I didn't run out of time. Don't stress. I was sure I was getting an 18 on QR based on my practice exams. Just keep studying.
 
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