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I agree with a lot of what the Veritas article says.

We encourage is that your most effective preparation is content mastery, test taking strategy and optimal mindset, not trying to game or figure out the algorithm. Just do your best...to do your best.

While it's up for discussion between different companies and tutors, we still encourage students getting the first 10 questions correct.

What is your starting score, now?

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