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LSAT Preparation => Studying for the LSAT => Topic started by: digitalsky on September 25, 2004, 02:42:11 PM

Title: LSAT Trends
Post by: digitalsky on September 25, 2004, 02:42:11 PM
What do you guys think about difficulty trends between RC-Args-Games over the past few years. It seems as if the games have gotten harder. You no longer see the 5 minute "birthday" games that are basically free points. I've had difficulty finishing games and just make sure I do the game with the most questions so I don't lose too many points if I can't finish all 4 of them.

Thanks.
Title: Re: LSAT Trends
Post by: absy on September 25, 2004, 02:52:49 PM
I never really paid attention to when my tests were from, but I have to say that the June 04 games were abnormally easy and the RC abnormally hard
Title: Re: LSAT Trends
Post by: TheDecline on September 25, 2004, 03:20:06 PM
I never really paid attention to when my tests were from, but I have to say that the June 04 games were abnormally easy and the RC abnormally hard

I concur.
Title: Re: LSAT Trends
Post by: midlife catharsis on September 25, 2004, 04:28:48 PM
My 2 cents.  Back in August I started on #19 and took them in order, and I just took #42 today.

In general, I'd say that the tests are pretty consistent, but I do see a trend towards greater difficulty combined with greater consistency.  In other words, the newer tests are more difficult on a per question basis, but they are also more consistent and thus more predictable.  This seems to be particularly true on LR, a bit less so for AR.  Apparently #43 has a killer RC passage-- I'll find out on Monday.  Perhaps harder RC and slightly easier games will be a continuing a trend.  Only LSAC knows.
Title: Re: LSAT Trends
Post by: digitalsky on September 25, 2004, 11:54:15 PM
Wow, took a practice test today (PT 39) and got a 164. Weird, I finished the games section with 4 minutes to spare and only missed 2. RC, which I generally view as free points was especially hard- I missed 8 but still wrapped up 20 points in the section. The LSAT people truly balance sections off between one another (in this case, easier games, harder RC).