As all of us are aware, we are in for the most exciting 6 hours of our lives approximately one week from today : /
That being said, and considering I have basically spent 6 months of my life (without a job) studying for this exam, I thought I would share this with you all:
I have studied well over 300 hours for this exam and actually “tried” to make sure that I pass. The amount of hours is probably close to 500. That being said, maybe (and probably) you are smarter than me and scoring better on your mocks (my average is mid 70s, nothing impressive).
If you are NOT scoring above 70s but are in the 60s or even 60 exactly, do NOT give up. you CAN do this. If you have the luxury, take off this last week of work. Identify your weak areas and spend a FULL 8 hours a day addressing them up to Thursday before the exam. Stop and at that point, relax. Be calm going into it knowing you have given it your best. Because I know you have a real chance.
If you are still scoring in the 50s, not to discourage you, but you have a lot of work in front of you. The real exam will test you on your knowledge in ways you may not think are possible. It may be too late for you to be honest, but if this is something you really want, again do not give up. You can conquer these exams!
perception is a neat thing. I know people who studied 500 hours thought the test was brutal and passed. I know someone who studied not more than 220 hours for L2 and thought the test was easy and passed no problem.