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Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?

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Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« 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.?

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Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2012, 12:28:28 PM »
lsat now hardest ever.

hey cal, why refer self in plural?  there several you?

Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #2 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.

Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #3 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.


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Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #4 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.

Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2012, 01:44:02 PM »
complexity not problem.  rather, lack of data.

and anyway:  so what?  it is what is.

Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #7 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. 

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Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #8 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.

Re: Has the LSAT changed much in the last year and a half?
« Reply #9 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.