Process logic games

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Process logic games

Postby Shrimps » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:53 pm

Process logic games have not appeared on an LSAT test since #16.

What do you think are the chances a process game will show up on the June test?

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Re: Process logic games

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:57 pm

If it hasn't showed up since PT 16, it's prob safe to say it won't show up in June. HTH.

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Re: Process logic games

Postby cartercl » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:00 pm

cardinalandgold wrote:If it hasn't showed up since PT 16, it's prob safe to say it won't show up in June. HTH.


+1

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Re: Process logic games

Postby Shrimps » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:03 pm

Well, look at mapping games. PT 4, 6, 18 then bam! PT 40 has one.

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Re: Process logic games

Postby cardinalandgold » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:11 pm

If it will make you feel better, feel free and study the extra game types. Chances are they will not be on the test though. My guess would be that if LSAC wanted to mess with June test takers, it wouldn't be by bringing back an old game type, it would be to add something no one has ever seen. With that said, good luck!

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Re: Process logic games

Postby willwash » Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:36 pm

These types are good to stick in as a fifth section in a PT, since they're "weird" compared to what you're used to

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Re: Process logic games

Postby cartercl » Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:58 pm

Shrimps wrote:Well, look at mapping games. PT 4, 6, 18 then bam! PT 40 has one.


That may be, but you're also talking about 4 games out of hundreds. Doesn't really justify spending too much time learning one game type due to the possibility that it may appear. It possibly could, but it probably won't.

cardinalandgold wrote:If it will make you feel better, feel free and study the extra game types. Chances are they will not be on the test though. My guess would be that if LSAC wanted to mess with June test takers, it wouldn't be by bringing back an old game type, it would be to add something no one has ever seen. With that said, good luck!


I agree. I suppose you should become somewhat familiar with the format, though I seriously doubt it would appear on an upcoming LSAT. The test makers would be much more likely to include a game that everyone screwed up from an experimental section on a previous LSAT.

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Re: Process logic games

Postby tomwatts » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:05 am

What on Earth is a "process" logic game? That's not a term I'm familiar with.

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Re: Process logic games

Postby Shrimps » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:07 am

tomwatts wrote:What on Earth is a "process" logic game? That's not a term I'm familiar with.


PT16, Game 4
PT13, Game 4
PT12, Game 4

And a couple more. Kaplan calls them 'process' games.

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Re: Process logic games

Postby jnjohn05 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:13 am

I think PowerScore identifies "Process" games as "Mapping" games. They're a bit tough. Chances are high that they won't be on the test, but I'm definitely playing it safe and playing with them regardless of its frequency.

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Re: Process logic games

Postby tomwatts » Sat Mar 06, 2010 1:18 am

Shrimps wrote:
tomwatts wrote:What on Earth is a "process" logic game? That's not a term I'm familiar with.


PT16, Game 4
PT13, Game 4
PT12, Game 4

And a couple more. Kaplan calls them 'process' games.

Oh, god. Switch and Mutate games. There was one in PT 18, too, and I swear there have been other ones since then that I can't immediately track down (though nothing in the 40's or 50's).

We spend half a class on them in TPR classes, and my line is that it's extremely unlikely that you'll see them on test day. Practice them a bit to make sure you know how to do them just in case, but don't spend huge amounts of time thoroughly mastering them. They're from a bygone era (the 1990's).




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