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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: CalAlumni on May 11, 2012, 09:54:08 AM

Title: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: CalAlumni on May 11, 2012, 09:54:08 AM
About a year and a half ago I studied for the LSAT examination, but due to various family obligations I had to put it on hold until now. I am wondering, since then, has the exam changed, for example harder LG's or RC, etc.?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 11, 2012, 12:28:28 PM
lsat now hardest ever.

hey cal, why refer self in plural?  there several you?
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: FalconJimmy on May 12, 2012, 11:02:33 AM
About a year and a half ago I studied for the LSAT examination, but due to various family obligations I had to put it on hold until now. I am wondering, since then, has the exam changed, for example harder LG's or RC, etc.?

Thanks!

The exam is always normed to the pool of people taking it.  It's not how well you do, absolutely speaking, but how well you do relative to everybody else taking the test. 

just do the best you can.  Everything will be fine.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Nova Juris on May 12, 2012, 01:05:20 PM
less people taking it just means same score equals different percentile. Test same level of toughness for the same score, but the percentage changes.

Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 12, 2012, 06:33:46 PM
less people taking it just means same score equals different percentile. Test same level of toughness for the same score, but the percentage changes.

not necessarily.  it all depend how one  group compare another.  if good test-takers drop out population, then one's percentile should go up;  if bad ones, down.

data suggest it former.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 13, 2012, 11:15:55 AM
The Powerscore books address it- according to them, some types of questions are used at different times.  I can't remember specifics, but the relative differences should be small. There are so many kinds of LGs, for example-  They use a normal kind as a base frequently and change up a kind or another periodically making them unusual.

Your question is actually too complex to be answered here.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 13, 2012, 01:44:02 PM
complexity not problem.  rather, lack of data.

and anyway:  so what?  it is what is.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 13, 2012, 01:56:48 PM
Fair enough, it is what it is. All the "inside" LSAT knowledge is mostly speculation and conjecture. 
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 13, 2012, 05:17:19 PM
sorry, but no.  some just know more than others.  however, certain issues impossible address if data nonexistent or otherwise unavailable.

there nothing  unduly complicated about categorizing analytical reasoning problems.  data on that certainly exist.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 13, 2012, 09:46:37 PM
Did you just say "sorry" Julie? uh, no :(.

I'm not disagreeing with you here.  And I am reconsidering how much I care about this.  Even a dog knows to stop chasing its tail eventually.

Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 14, 2012, 09:59:10 AM
that why some people inevitably understand it better others.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 14, 2012, 10:12:40 AM
To know enough that you know you not know....deep.  Very zen.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 14, 2012, 01:15:21 PM
or know enough know whether you know more than others...wise.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 14, 2012, 01:16:37 PM
or know enough know more than others...very wise.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 15, 2012, 09:24:14 AM
To know what you know is knowing what you know?
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 15, 2012, 09:45:47 AM
I know what I know because I need to know it.  But I don't let myself know what I shouldn't know.  I wouldn't be very good at my job if I let someone like me know what I know.  Therefore, I don't let myself know what I shouldn't know.   
-Michael Garibaldi
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 15, 2012, 03:32:53 PM
knowledge good.  make of that what will.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 15, 2012, 03:49:08 PM
Ignorance is bliss.  Why you think Palin so happy? 
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 15, 2012, 06:31:06 PM
ignorance kept her being president.  julie pretty sure she'd like be president.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 15, 2012, 07:33:42 PM
lol, the idiot who would be king. I don't think she would like it.  The rest of the world leaders would have torn into her worse than they tore into Bush even though she could see Russia from her house.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 16, 2012, 12:35:02 PM
she like being in charge, julie think, but nothing resembling hard work.  she consider proof of anyone's disregard of her as proof she right.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 17, 2012, 07:57:10 AM
into an empty mind....
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: Julie Fern on May 17, 2012, 01:20:52 PM
not be silly.
Title: Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
Post by: fortook on May 17, 2012, 02:15:06 PM
Ha, you just said- not be silly.  You? Ha. If only Sarah Palin really would run for president.

OP- think of it this way: you can be like one of the rich people that can afford to study for the LSAT full time for 6 months to a year.  I've met them.  If you look, you can find them on LSD. They lucky and they score well.  A year and a half isn't really enough time for anything to significantly change, regardless.  Now if you said last you took the LSAT was 1990, well that's a different story, but a year or two, nah.