Dudes, set your watches at 11:25 at the beginning of each section. Then you don't have to count up... just watch the hand approach noon.
I'm not only concerned about the no digital thing (I will admit it, it takes me longer to mentally process the analog) and the fact that I have to count up instead of down (again, just the way my brain works). But there are a number of other regulations i.e. no more mechanical pencils...I use mechanical pencils exclusively. I am actually convinced I lost three to four points on my last LSAT because I used a different mechanical pencil on test day for the first section. Beyond all of that. I am concerned about the NEW SECTION TYPE! All in all, reading comp is pretty easy for me, but I don't like the idea of being a guinea pig for a new type as well as having to go in with a dearth of available practice material. I think LSAC is publishing like one section. It's never appeared on another test so there is nothing to go off. I suppose Kaplan and TM etc. will have to generate some of their own sections but I doubt I'll be taking a test course. Bottom line is I was hoping to bump myself up into the 170 range, but its a total crap shoot now, because its a different and somewhat unknown test. And with most schools averaging scores, you run a pretty good risk of lowering your application score. I would like to see what these changes do to the median scores for this test. I bet they are significantly lower than past years.Freak out OUT.
Quote from: kirps on April 08, 2007, 12:47:55 PM...it not new section, skippy, just moderate variation on one of four r.c. texts.take few deep breaths.
Quote from: Julie Fern on April 11, 2007, 07:53:29 AMQuote from: kirps on April 08, 2007, 12:47:55 PM...it not new section, skippy, just moderate variation on one of four r.c. texts.take few deep breaths.If that is the truth, I am not concerned...However that isn't how I read it. I was thinking they were replacing a section. If that's not the case I apologize for being alarmist. All told I am actually more bummed by the timer and mechanical pencil things, especially the pencils
What you never developed a preference for a type of writing implement? I hate bic pens, I would be just as annoyed if I were forced to write my writing sample with one of them. Little things do make a difference. Its not the end of the world but it is annoying and it can affect scores. With the competitiveness of this process I think I have a right to be annoyed at anything I think hurts my chances.