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 Post subject: help!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Hi all.my ds always runs out of time for VR test, only get upto to q60 in 55 mts...how cn I improve his speed..
And also spelling nt tht good just started to do freerice is enough or whatelse I cn do??
How cn I improve his concentration...new t o this 11+... Dnt even how thy score them..basically dnt knw much abt it..just want him to do well. Eventhough doing everything I cn but still paniking am i dooing ok??? We come under Birmingham area..


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:01 pm 
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May I respectfully suggest you check your spelling before posting as a lesson in itself?


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:09 pm 
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Apologies for my mistake as i was unaware due to my eagerness to find solutions to my questions.


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:17 pm 
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Hi-how many questions were left ? 20 ?
I would spend some time with your ds to understand how he is tackling each question.There may be a certain type of question in which he is finding difficulty or taking too long to answer.

Then you need to focus on finding a method to speed up-short cuts,use of alphabet,faster reading etc.Then practice.

I think the technique needs to be mastered before you focus on speed.

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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:27 pm 
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To speed ds up I worked out how long he had for each question and then broke out down into chunks -so if it was six seconds per question I have him a minute to do ten questions. This seemed less daunting for him and more achievable. It also became very obvious which type of questions he was struggling with.

Don't worry you have time to work on speed.


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:41 pm 
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The problem with allowing a certain amount of time per question is that some types take much longer than others. We found the IPS 10 question tests very good for practicing speed. My sons tried to beat the time taken for the previous test. There are also some short tests in the shop on here (Tutors I think).

Eta: I don't know when the test is - but at this stage (test end Sep/early Oct) we were concentrating on technique not speed and would have been nowhere near on speed, but in the end they both finished with time to spare.


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:54 pm 
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B'ham doesn't test traditional VR so I wouldn't worry about increasing speed on traditional vr tests. There's plenty of advice in the B'ham region about the KEG test and see here also...unless you're preparing for KES ?


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Thanks everyone.
Ds is going for qm test as well as birmingham.first one is in July and second one in September. It seems like we havn't got that much time left for July test.
And diymum what is kes stands for? Sorry new to all this I didnt understand.


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 Post subject: Re: help!!
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King Edward school in Birmingham; it's the independant school


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