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"171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)

"171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« on: September 25, 2007, 10:41:46 AM »
I heard that this was the hardest LSAT in the modern era.  I think it's one of the hardest, but it's not as bad as June 2007 (which has a much harder RC).

This RC was easy.  I hope that we have similar passages on Saturday.

Usually I don't miss any on games, but here I didn't have time to plug in all the hypotheticals on 18 and 19.

The LR was easy, but I didn't understand question 13 on Section IV.  Unless I get a quick answer here, I'll look at it more closely later.  The only other question I missed was question 25 on the same section, which was because I overlooked that "any" can mean "all" (silly mistake).

Discuss.  I love hearing how other people performed on this one.

Re: "171" on December 2005
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 10:43:17 AM »
Is that 47?

Re: "171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 10:49:17 AM »
How coincidental; I just finished this prep test 10 minutes ago. I scored 170. -2, -0, -3, -3. I thought it was an easy test. The scale was harsh probably because the questions were relatively easy. I found the RC to be difficult. I haven't missed 3 on an RC section in a loooong time.

Re: "171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007, 11:01:43 AM »
Well, what slowed me down substantially in RC was the first passage. I thought a lot of those questions were harsh. 1, 3, and especially 2 took me an inordinate amount of time to answer (and I still missed #3). I blew through passage 2, but passage 3 took me some time due to the dense questions. By the time I hit 4, I had only a little over 8 minutes left. I'm not good on science passages, and I missed 2.

My score took an unnecessary hit because I did surprisingly poorly on the formal logic LRs; I missed 23 and 24 in section 1 and 16, 21, and 23 in section 4. I should have missed 3 max.

Re: "171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007, 04:51:30 PM »
June 2007 was easier, in my view, but not by much. They had very similar scales (both decried as being unnecessarily harsh). I scored 171 on it. *shrugs*

Good job, by the way. Hope you can carry that great performance over to the real deal.

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Re: "171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007, 05:40:18 PM »
I got -0 on RC, -0 on LR, -3 on LG on that one (177), then basically identical on the real one in June (-0,-0,-2)

I hate you.  :D

Re: "171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2007, 06:09:50 PM »
# 48 is my last test before the real thing. I was hoping for a momentum score going into saturday and this is not the best scale to do it with. So I hope something magical happens tomorrow. I really need it!!

Re: "171" on December 2005 (PrepTest 48)
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2007, 12:14:04 PM »
wow..harsh scale.I finally got 0 wrong on games...Thought they were the easiest so far.