practice, you won’t master Sentence Completions. You’ve
learned quite a bit since you picked up this little book, but now
comes the hard part—you have to apply
it to testlike items. You’ll find several practice sets at the end
of this book. Here are some tips for getting the most out of these
- Do not time yourself on the first
set. When you begin, don’t worry about time at all. Take
as long as you need to work through each set.
- Read the explanations for all items, regardless
of whether you got them right or wrong. This last part is
critical—always read all the explanations for each
set’s items. The idea is to develop skills that will help you get points
as quickly as possible. Most important, just because you got a point
doesn’t mean you got it in the most efficient manner. The overarching
goal is to apply the methods you’ve learned. Whether you get all,
some, or none of the practice items right doesn’t matter.
After the first set, you may want to start paying attention
to time. Certainly, by the actual test, you’ll want to give yourself
about a minute or so per item.