LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

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LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby clearadmit » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:31 am

LSAC to Add Math Section to LSAT Exam

Newtown, PA (AP) - Beginning in 2011, the LSAT exam will include a math portion, a recent LSAC report indicates. During a press conference to announce the news, Timothy Malver, LSAC’s Director of Standardized Testing, explained that the decision to include such a section was made after a number of law schools indicated that students are demonstrating increasingly weak quantitative skills. Malver stressed that there is mounting evidence that a strong mathematics foundation correlates with sound reasoning abilities. He also added that today’s law school students need to be able to pull apart a balance sheet or better understand the numbers that underpin mergers, acquisitions and other areas of corporate law. The envisioned LSAT math section will cover arithmetic, algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

http://blog.clearadmit.com/law/2010/04/in-the-news/

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby theZeigs » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:39 am

Gentlemen and ladies, start your freaking out...

EDIT: Gggggoooddddammmmnnniiitttt I'm so gullible.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby FreeGuy » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:42 am

clearadmit wrote:lawl skool


hahaha

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby nealric » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:43 am

Weak

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby Onion » Thu Apr 01, 2010 10:44 am

I heard that only Harvard Law School will require this section lol!

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Postby melinda.corbin » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:02 pm

If that happens then it will be phenomenal because LSAT with maths will really rock! Nowdays what happens is that any humanities or social science nerd can ace the LSAT because it has no math at all. I used to think that why Lawyers are speechless when it comes to criticize the Audit done by pricewaterhousecoopers and deloitte etc. Lawyers fear when they see calculus style forumla on excel spreadsheet and that's why they are more verbal skill oriented analytical person. A person who can describe simple sentence in most illustrative and complexed way with 7 idioms and 3 history events quoted in it but this type of personality is incomplete in today's complex and quantitative world. If Lawyers were well taught in Quant as MBA's or CFA's then this mortgage crisis and Lehman collapse would not happened.

There will be little difference in LSAT and GMAT then.
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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby bp colin » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:07 pm

It used to have math, and even general knowledge. It was fucking awesome.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby yoni45 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:29 pm

I remember one of the 'general knowledge' questions on the test...

It provided you with an otherwise unmarked map of the USA with varying distributions of dots, and asked you something along the lines of:

"The distribution noted on the map above is most likely to represent:

(A) Industrial Plants
(B) Corn Crops
(etc.)..."

(and no, this wasn't RC-style with a passage prior -- the map was all you were given)

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby Shrimps » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:42 pm

Oh, I would've done pretty well on a 'general knowledge' test.

Er... does anyone know where I can get some of the older (70's-80's) LSAT sample tests?

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby abbas123 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:44 pm

Shrimps wrote:Oh, I would've done pretty well on a 'general knowledge' test.

Er... does anyone know where I can get some of the older (70's-80's) LSAT sample tests?


Samples of old LSAT questions:

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby mz253 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:51 pm

i wish it was true... i majored in math in college ;-)

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby yoni45 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:57 pm

abbas123 wrote:Samples of old LSAT questions:

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Ooh! There they are... I lost that link... ^_^

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby Shrimps » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:52 pm

abbas123 wrote:
Shrimps wrote:Oh, I would've done pretty well on a 'general knowledge' test.

Er... does anyone know where I can get some of the older (70's-80's) LSAT sample tests?


Samples of old LSAT questions:

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Wow, some of them are awesome. I wish the 'artificial language' section became standard.

I also love the quirky, unusual games.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby TheLuckyOne » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:59 pm

How are they gonna do it? I would assume they would have to make some other sections easier or something.

:shock: I hope they don't include it unless they make RC considerably easier...

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby violinst » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:08 pm

I propose linear algebra for the algebra section. That should help filtering out the weaklings.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby MoS » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:09 pm

I'm waiting for the april fools

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby skip james » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:09 pm

TheLuckyOne wrote:How are they gonna do it? I would assume they would have to make some other sections easier or something.

:shock: I hope they don't include it unless they make RC considerably easier...


look at your calendar.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby TheLuckyOne » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:10 pm

skip james wrote:
TheLuckyOne wrote:How are they gonna do it? I would assume they would have to make some other sections easier or something.

:shock: I hope they don't include it unless they make RC considerably easier...


look at your calendar.


:?:

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby TheLuckyOne » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:12 pm

MoS wrote:I'm waiting for the april fools


shit... :lol:

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby tomwatts » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:12 am

violinst wrote:I propose linear algebra for the algebra section. That should help filtering out the weaklings.

Or why not combine things? Someone is having appointments only on days of the month that are eigenvalues of the matrix T, shown above. L must come before Q, and R can only occur on the day that corresponds to the least element of the eigenvectors of T.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby MSachmorov » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:18 am

I totally almost fell for this and had a heart attack...I am so glad this isn't true. The test is enough of a beast already.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby JTX » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:24 am

that might not have been true... but the story right after surely is:

New Student Loan Bill to Offer Full Loan Forgiveness to Personal Injury Lawyers

Washington, D.C. (Reuters) - The proposed JD Student Loan Bill – though beneficial for a number of law students and graduates – includes a clause that will be especially helpful for individuals who elect to pursue one specific career path. According to the clause, individuals who opt to become personal injury lawyers will be granted complete loan forgiveness. The government has vowed to absorb the loans of these individuals to encourage more law graduates to enter into this niche field. The number of personal injury lawyers – sometimes disparagingly referred to as “ambulance chasers”– has declined in recent years. This new clause hopes to play a role in mitigating such judgmental notions and encouraging increased numbers of individuals to pursue this often ill-regarded career.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby Big Dog » Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:29 am

This was too easy to be a logic fail. ANY type of standardized test change is announced years (pl.) in advance.

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby BigA » Fri Apr 02, 2010 5:26 am

oh man. That reminds me of a dream I had. One night I dreamt the LSAT was adding a "swimming" section (serious). It tested you on how many laps you could do in my mom's pool. I could only do 17, but I knew I with practice I would get better :lol:

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Re: LSAT To Include Quantitative Section Starting in 2011

Postby violinst » Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:46 pm

tomwatts wrote:
violinst wrote:I propose linear algebra for the algebra section. That should help filtering out the weaklings.

Or why not combine things? Someone is having appointments only on days of the month that are eigenvalues of the matrix T, shown above. L must come before Q, and R can only occur on the day that corresponds to the least element of the eigenvectors of T.


You sir are my friend.




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