LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

User avatar
FuManChusco
Posts: 1217
Joined: Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:56 pm

LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby FuManChusco » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:17 pm

Not sure if this has been asked. I searched, but couldn't find specifically what I was looking for.

Out of the 3 "10 Actual Official LSAT prep tests" which one is normally considered to contain the hardest tests. I've been killing the questions in the first book (prep tests 7-18 minus 9 and 17) for the most part, especially the logic games (most incorrect on any section was 2). I haven't been studying too long since I'm taking them in June most likely. Not trying to brag at all, I just find it hard to believe that I'm getting 0 wrong with close to 5 minutes to spare on some sections unless this book has easier tests. Any input would be much appreciated.

spearnreel
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Oct 07, 2009 9:30 pm

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby spearnreel » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:29 pm

I think the consensus has the LG in those earlier tests as being more difficult so congrats.

am060459
Posts: 609
Joined: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:14 am

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby am060459 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:34 pm

spearnreel wrote:I think the consensus has the LG in those earlier tests as being more difficult so congrats.


also consensus has it that RC gets more difficult in the recent PT.

tomwatts
Posts: 1551
Joined: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:01 am

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby tomwatts » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:44 pm

I tend to think that "harder" and "easier" aren't tremendously informative terms here. The games look different now than they did then. The challenges have changed. Does that make them easier? Well, to most people. Your impression may be different, though.

ZombiesAhead
Posts: 72
Joined: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:47 pm

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby ZombiesAhead » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:43 am

There are some hellish LG's scattered through there so you shouldn't be surprised by anything in the newest tests.

On the other hand, (my opinion is that) both LR and RC sections were a joke until they started getting more difficult in the late 40's. LR AC's were way predictable, and incorrect AC's in both LR and RC more obviously incorrect. I'm consistently -0/-1 doing 30 minute sections as I work through the 30's over the past few days. I'm not surprised by -4 on both LR and RC in 55-59.

7ED
Posts: 276
Joined: Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:26 pm

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby 7ED » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:06 am

I found logic games hardest on the 30-39 series. And the reading comprehension simply HELLISH from 40 to about 52. Im about to start on 52, so i wouldn't know for the last few tests. Don't be surprised by a -3 on some RCs in the later tests. As they say, practice, practice, and practice.

User avatar
existenz
Posts: 927
Joined: Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:06 am

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby existenz » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:44 pm

7ED wrote:I found logic games hardest on the 30-39 series. And the reading comprehension simply HELLISH from 40 to about 52. Im about to start on 52, so i wouldn't know for the last few tests. Don't be surprised by a -3 on some RCs in the later tests. As they say, practice, practice, and practice.


I was taking the tests in the 30s and scoring 175-178, missing maybe 1-2 questions on each LR section.

Starting with test 40, I'm missing 2-5 questions in each LR section. RC is harder as well. LR on 42 kicked my ass and felt harder than 59 in December (where I missed a total of 7 on LR).

I think LSAC started adding very trick almost-right answers in these newer tests. Sometimes you have to make more a leap to get the right answer. Definitely not as obvious as earlier tests.

I suck as LG so I'm glad those have become easier recently.

User avatar
mac35352
Posts: 371
Joined: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:17 pm

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby mac35352 » Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:37 pm

This thread is old but I didn't want to start a new one of a question that has been asked already but I didn't find totally helpful.
I finished the first two "10 Actual" and I'm starting the third one.
I have been taking a weekly timed preptest to measure my improvement but I have used the 50s here. I don't want to keep using the newer ones because I want to save some for May.
Now, I have read that the 30s and 40s are easier and not a good measurement of improvement or actual test performance.
What should I do for the coming timed preptests before May?
Should I use 30s and or 40s? or just use 50s and the few 60s that have been published?

User avatar
Easy-E
Posts: 5708
Joined: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:46 pm

Re: LSAT Prep Test Difficulty

Postby Easy-E » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:20 pm

mac35352 wrote:This thread is old but I didn't want to start a new one of a question that has been asked already but I didn't find totally helpful.
I finished the first two "10 Actual" and I'm starting the third one.
I have been taking a weekly timed preptest to measure my improvement but I have used the 50s here. I don't want to keep using the newer ones because I want to save some for May.
Now, I have read that the 30s and 40s are easier and not a good measurement of improvement or actual test performance.
What should I do for the coming timed preptests before May?
Should I use 30s and or 40s? or just use 50s and the few 60s that have been published?



From what I understand, you should use them all, but if your strapped for time, use the most recent ones obviously. I've never heard anything about tests 30-49 being so different that they aren't viable measures of improvement though. I thought the general consensus was that the early LG games are tougher (including some types that aren't in use) and the most recent RC has been harder. I suppose LR has been static?




Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CHyde, yellowavcable and 8 guests