Vignette first or question first?
To all who took level II in June 2012, what worked better for you in the exam?
1. Read the vignette first, then the questions; and come back to vignette as needed
2. Read the questions first, then read the vignette
3. Something else?
I followed method 1. Found method 2 too jerky. To me, reading questions first made no sense because I had no context. Even counting the time spent reading the vignette, I never felt under time pressure. I had mentally allocated 18 minutes per 6-question set, with 5 to read vignette and 2 per question on average, with 3 extra minutes as buffer. On the whole that worked OK (for me.) I finished both parts without using any buffer, in 15*10 = 150 minutes or 2.5 hours, leaving the rest of the time for rechecking my answers.
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