LSAT Tutors, Prep Co Instructors: Based On What You've Read,

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monkeyboy
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LSAT Tutors, Prep Co Instructors: Based On What You've Read,

Postby monkeyboy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:54 pm

how difficult would you guess the Feb exam was? Perhaps one of you took it?

I know this is conjecture and hard to objectively gauge, but what are your thoughts?

Was the December exam objectively more difficult than previous administrations (surely most of you have seen it by now)? Was the -14 warranted, and do you think the December test may have marked the beginning of a new trend toward more difficult exams?

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Re: LSAT Tutors, Prep Co Instructors: Based On What You've Read,

Postby tomwatts » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:02 pm

I'm a Princeton Review teacher and took the February test. Seemed pretty normal. Looked an awful lot like other tests from the past year in many respects (we [heart] In/Out Games, we [heart] "Which of the following rules could be substituted for another rule in this game with the same effect?" questions) and easier in others (RC overall probably easier).

I haven't looked at PT 59 yet, but I did 58 a week ago and felt myself going a lot more fluidly on Saturday's test. Maybe it was the excitement of test day or something, but I just think that the test was easier. The scaling will probably reflect that (back to -10 or -11).

One thing I'd love to investigate but haven't yet is how these scalings work across the ranges. Does a -14 for a 170 correspond to lower numbers to get a 160 and a 150, also? A quick glance at a test or two made it look as though the answer is no, but I didn't really take the time to figure it out all the way.

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Re: LSAT Tutors, Prep Co Instructors: Based On What You've Read,

Postby gltm » Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:23 pm

tomwatts wrote:I'm a Princeton Review teacher and took the February test. Seemed pretty normal. Looked an awful lot like other tests from the past year in many respects (we [heart] In/Out Games, we [heart] "Which of the following rules could be substituted for another rule in this game with the same effect?" questions) and easier in others (RC overall probably easier).

I haven't looked at PT 59 yet, but I did 58 a week ago and felt myself going a lot more fluidly on Saturday's test. Maybe it was the excitement of test day or something, but I just think that the test was easier. The scaling will probably reflect that (back to -10 or -11).

One thing I'd love to investigate but haven't yet is how these scalings work across the ranges. Does a -14 for a 170 correspond to lower numbers to get a 160 and a 150, also? A quick glance at a test or two made it look as though the answer is no, but I didn't really take the time to figure it out all the way.


Yes they do.
The curve for Dec's LSAT was -14.
I made 28 errors (RS=73) and still managed to get a 160.




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