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Most relevant LSAT section

Postby starry eyed » Sun Dec 07, 2014 1:31 pm

I consistently score very well on RC, logic games, however, are not my forte. I'm decent on LR. For those that are at least 1Ls, what section is most indicative of success in law school?

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby banjo » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:03 pm

I've never seen anything like the games in law school. A few areas of law require you to understand complex rule structures (X, unless Y, notwithstanding Z, etc.), but not under time pressure. Usually there are flowcharts and things. The setup is already done before you walk into the exam.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby Man from Nantucket » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:21 pm

None of them are relevant. At all.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby MyNameIsFlynn! » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:30 pm

Man from Nantucket wrote:None of them are relevant. At all.


nah, reading comp is relevant for 1L, when you actually read assignemnts

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby chuckbass » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:35 pm

MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
Man from Nantucket wrote:None of them are relevant. At all.


nah, reading comp is relevant for 1L, when you actually read assignemnts

Yes but anyone at your school is probably within a narrow band of score ranges and reading comp skills should be similar enough across the board.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby starry eyed » Sun Dec 07, 2014 2:45 pm

scottidsntknow wrote:
MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
Man from Nantucket wrote:None of them are relevant. At all.


nah, reading comp is relevant for 1L, when you actually read assignemnts

Yes but anyone at your school is probably within a narrow band of score ranges and reading comp skills should be similar enough across the board.


Knowing how law school exams are graded, doesn't the smallest difference, (say my RC strength-compared to someone else's strong LG ability-but both similar lsat scores) give me the slight advantage in making an A/A- vs. B/C+.

Admittedly, this is my attempt to predict where i will stand, ranking wise, in a class. Don't flame.
The whole unkown factor of law school grading is very stressful to me.

I literally miss 5 or 6 every lg section, but RC is between 0-2.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:40 pm

alaird21 wrote:Admittedly, this is my attempt to predict where i will stand, ranking wise, in a class. Don't flame.
The whole unkown factor of law school grading is very stressful to me.

You can't predict success based on your strongest section of the LSAT. Yes, reading and logical reasoning are both skills you need in law school, but being good at the LSAT isn't the same as being good at law school exams. And you have to get used to the unknown. Law school is full of it and it's stressful to everyone.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby platesup » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:21 pm

alaird21 wrote:I consistently score very well on RC, logic games, however, are not my forte. I'm decent on LR. For those that are at least 1Ls, what section is most indicative of success in law school?


probably none. do you understand transitive relationships? there's some of that and conditional statements? there's some of that. nothing about the LSAT has really been relevant so far in terms of helping with law school. i found that the RC sections actually had some interesting topics that were pretty accurate and informative, until you read about Thurgood Marshall for the 10th time.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby shifty_eyed » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:45 pm

Probably the writing section.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby star fox » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:08 am

For 1L

LR > RC >>>>>>> LG

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby First Offense » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:35 pm

MyNameIsFlynn! wrote:
Man from Nantucket wrote:None of them are relevant. At all.


nah, reading comp is relevant for 1L, when you actually read assignemnts

Wait... you're supposed to read in 1L?

Seriously though - none are relevant at all.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby stoopkid13 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:54 pm

star fox wrote:For 1L

LR > RC >>>>>>> LG


TITCR. LSAC published a study you can find here: http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/resea ... r/tr-98-01http://www.lsac.org/lsacresources/research/all/tr/tr-98-01

LR has the highest correlation with 1L grades, followed by RC and then LG. But LG has a low correlation with the other sections, so LSAC argues it adds more predictive validity to a test with LR than RC would.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby sundance95 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:59 pm

The rule against perpetuities is just an elaborate LG. LG totally irrelevant otherwise.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby banjo » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:14 pm

shifty_eyed wrote:Probably the writing section.


Actually maybe this. If they scored the writing section it would probably have the highest correlation.

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Re: Most relevant LSAT section

Postby BVest » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:19 pm

RC, but only because you're about to be reading a bunch of stuff you're not at all interested in.




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