Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

ZombiesAhead
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Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby ZombiesAhead » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:37 pm

I'm really having trouble figuring out what I need to to do to fix my December score. I am -1/-2 on LG and usually -2/-3 on LR.
On the December test, I was -2 on my second LR (25 questions) but -10 on my first LR (26 questions). This was the one with bankers/athletes, Malthus, factory workers/breakfast.

Did anyone else find this LR section really hard and if so, help me figure out why? Maybe an abnormal amount of causal reasoning? I can't ignore this and just say it was a fluke but I just don't see a pattern in questions that I missed.

BenJ
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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby BenJ » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:44 pm

For what it's worth, most people found this LR section to be exceptionally difficult compared to the usual LR, and it's widely considered to be the reason for the generous curve. There was not a particular pattern, just a long run of very difficult questions. Perhaps someone else will have more to say.

ps494
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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby ps494 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:46 pm

Yes. Big time. I thought I was the only one that found it unusually hard, but I didn't even get to the last three questions and had to guess.

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bloodonthetracks
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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby bloodonthetracks » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:52 pm

absolutely. one of the hardest LR's in recent memory.

cdnguy
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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby cdnguy » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:07 am

i went -6 on that one and -1 on the other.

ZombiesAhead
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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby ZombiesAhead » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:11 am

Was there a discussion or some analysis of this that I missed?

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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby sibley » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:22 am

-2/-3 ... but on the Sept LSAT I think I got -5 on both sections. I skimmed the PowerScore logical reasoning bible the day before the test - I think that's what accounted for my score increase.

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Re: Anyone else struggle with the longer LR section in December?

Postby Sauer Grapes » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:47 am

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