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Postby TUP » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:07 pm

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Re: New LR on recent exams?

Postby FreeGuy » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:15 pm

TUP wrote:Or just subjectively more difficult questions?


This.

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Re: New LR on recent exams?

Postby dynomite » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:41 pm

TUP wrote:Or just subjectively more difficult questions?


Hard to pinpoint, but this is what I've noticed. Vocabulary is more complicated, arguments are more obscure and vague.

Try it for yourself -- take a section/PT from ~ 35-45 and then compare it to a section/PT from ~ 56 to the present. You'll understand.

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Re: New LR on recent exams?

Postby TUP » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:57 pm

I'll take a look at a more recent section. After reading through a few posts it seems like not everyone agrees when or even if LR is more difficult.

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Re: New LR on recent exams?

Postby Shrimps » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:13 pm

I, for one. There's been some apparent streamlining of the logic games through the 2000's, but I actually thought the June 2007 LR sections were easier than on some of the earlier PT's.

Overall, though, the LR part of the LSAT has stayed remarkably stable.

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Re: New LR on recent exams?

Postby r6_philly » Tue Mar 09, 2010 2:18 pm

I found the new ones to be more tricky therefore difficult. One the highest difficulty ones, once you narrowed down to 2 answers, they frequently make the non-credited answer appears to be more right by mismatching certain words, phrases and such. The result is you feel that one answer is more correct than the other, but the one you feel correct is really related to the question even though the content of it makes sense. I didn't see that in the older tests.

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Re: New LR on recent exams?

Postby quasi-stellar » Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:10 pm

r6_philly wrote:I found the new ones to be more tricky therefore difficult. One the highest difficulty ones, once you narrowed down to 2 answers, they frequently make the non-credited answer appears to be more right by mismatching certain words, phrases and such. The result is you feel that one answer is more correct than the other, but the one you feel correct is really related to the question even though the content of it makes sense. I didn't see that in the older tests.

I've noticed that on the earlier exams as well. I frequently made mistakes on those questions that I narrowed done to two possible answers. It is almost like the credited responses seem counterintuitive, but they turn out to be correct.
Don't forget that test developers are excellent psychometricians and they have always used that trap.




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