I've followed everything except for probably the most important part - building my "one minute sense". I tried this a few times and I've noticed that it detracts me from actually concentrating on the problem
This is one of the reasons the article says it takes 4-6 weeks to fix timing problems. You've got to do it enough that you get used to it and can "forget" about it again. :)
It does sound like you're making progress on the timing, though - keep up the good work.
EX: I spent 5 minutes on a VIC problem that I got right and 4 minutes on one that I got wrong. Both times I didn't get to the right approach until after 2 minutes.
Stop! Do one OR the other, not both. You either do algebra or you pick numbers (VIC). Wherever you are at 2 to 2.5 minutes, you stop and pick. You don't have time to try one approach and then, if that doesn't work, the other.
Your test is tomorrow, so all you should do at this point is make sure that you do cut yourself off, but for others reading this: you have to study HOW to make the decision to use algebra vs. VIC. In practice, try the problem the first time under timed conditions and pick ONE method. Afterwards, when you're reviewing the problem, try it the other way. Then ask yourself which way was better for you, WHY it was better, and HOW you will know next time, right from the beginning, that <algebra or VIC> is likely the better method for you on this one. What is it about the problem that tells you "do it this way?" (Hint: the basic rule is: the harder the algebra is for you, the more likely you should be to switch to VIC instead... but what do you consider hard?)
For SC and CR, you don't necessarily need to write something down on *every* problem. For ones that seem easier / more straightforward to you, you can write down less or nothing at all. But on the harder / more convoluted ones, use notes to help you figure out what's going on.
In general, the closer you get to the real test the less you do. Start doing higher and higher level review in the last few days (what are my strategies for the different question types? how do I make educated guesses? what are my timing benchmarks? etc.). Be careful not to burn yourself out - and don't take a practice test within 5 days of the real test (you'll just tire yourself out).
For others reading this, take a look at this two articles:http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... game-plan/http://www.manhattangmat.com/blog/index ... to-review/
They discuss what to do during your last 2 weeks, though what's written there can be compressed into 7-10 days if needed.