Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

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Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Knock » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:39 am

Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

I'm going to be taking them over the next few days, so just wanted to get a feel for where they stood in the LSAT PT difficulty spectrum. Also, I got a good score on A (including my best two individual LR sections), and just wanted to see if that's a relevant indicator of my abilities or if it's just abnormally easy.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Confused&Pissed » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:46 am

I hope no one answers your post :twisted: I want you to do well, and knowing the difficulty of the test may adversely affect your performance. I bombed a RC passage because I realized it was the infamous riddles basins of attraction passage. I lost my swagger and made it way more difficult than it should have been. Take the tests, and try your best. You will do fine :D

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby calicocat » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:47 am

Knockglock wrote:Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

I'm going to be taking them over the next few days, so just wanted to get a feel for where they stood in the LSAT PT difficulty spectrum. Also, I got a good score on A (including my best two individual LR sections), and just wanted to see if that's a relevant indicator of my abilities or if it's just abnormally easy.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.

Can't you just check the curve to see how hard it was?

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Knock » Tue Apr 13, 2010 2:49 am

Confused&Pissed wrote:I hope no one answers your post :twisted: I want you to do well, and knowing the difficulty of the test may adversely affect your performance. I bombed a RC passage because I realized it was the infamous riddles basins of attraction passage. I lost my swagger and made it way more difficult than it should have been. Take the tests, and try your best. You will do fine :D


Haha, point well taken. Maybe if someone could fill me in on just A then? I just want to know if my high score (highest ever) is reflective of my improving abilities and skills or inflated due to an easy test :lol: .

PS: Now I am fearing this infamous riddles basins of attraction passage!

Can't you just check the curve to see how hard it was?


Yeah definitely, but I still feel that the difficulty of the individual sections on two tests can vary to some degree even if they have the same curve. Also, just want to know what I asked above lol.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby lsatntr » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:09 am

Knockglock wrote:Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.


I just did them. I found them to have easier LR/RC sections and harder LG sections compared to the newer preptests.

Preptest A is from February 1996. Between PT#17 and PT#19 (PT#18 was from Dec 1992)
Preptest B is from February 1999. Between PT#27 and PT#28
Preptest C is from February 2000. Between PT#30 and PT#31

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Knock » Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:57 pm

lsatntr wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.


I just did them. I found them to have easier LR/RC sections and harder LG sections compared to the newer preptests.

Preptest A is from February 1996. Between PT#17 and PT#19 (PT#18 was from Dec 1992)
Preptest B is from February 1999. Between PT#27 and PT#28
Preptest C is from February 2000. Between PT#30 and PT#31


Wow, you weren't kidding. I can honestly say I haven't done 3 harder LG sections on the whole as the games sections from A, B, and C. The games section on C ripped me apart. In the 35 minutes I answered the first 17 questions, missing 4 of them, for an "honest" score of -11. Wow...this is so discouraging :(

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby hemm » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:47 pm

lsatntr wrote:
I just did them. I found them to have easier LR/RC sections and harder LG sections compared to the newer preptests.

Preptest A is from February 1996. Between PT#17 and PT#19 (PT#18 was from Dec 1992)
Preptest B is from February 1999. Between PT#27 and PT#28
Preptest C is from February 2000. Between PT#30 and PT#31


Exactly how I felt. I've gone back and redone those games about 4 times.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby GoBroncos22! » Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:57 pm

i found the LG on A, B and C to be enormously difficult. Much harder than recent preptests

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Knock » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:20 pm

GoBroncos22! wrote:i found the LG on A, B and C to be enormously difficult. Much harder than recent preptests


Hmm, well this makes me feel a little better. I could use a few good LG sections to get back on track though.

What did you guys think about the LR/RC?

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby chicagobullsfan » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:22 pm

Knockglock wrote:
lsatntr wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.


I just did them. I found them to have easier LR/RC sections and harder LG sections compared to the newer preptests.

Preptest A is from February 1996. Between PT#17 and PT#19 (PT#18 was from Dec 1992)
Preptest B is from February 1999. Between PT#27 and PT#28
Preptest C is from February 2000. Between PT#30 and PT#31


Wow, you weren't kidding. I can honestly say I haven't done 3 harder LG sections on the whole as the games sections from A, B, and C. The games section on C ripped me apart. In the 35 minutes I answered the first 17 questions, missing 4 of them, for an "honest" score of -11. Wow...this is so discouraging :(


Don't worry, I had the exact (I repeat...EXACT) same score on LG, like you, only managing to finish 17 questions, for A. The first two seemed OK, but then the third and fourth games came out from nowhere. WOW. I hope I don't see anything like that on the actual test. Brutal doesn't begin to describe how bad it was (the test as a whole, IMO). I'm going to suffer some more punishment tonight and Saturday (taking B and C).

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Dave » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:13 pm

Knockglock wrote:Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

I'm going to be taking them over the next few days, so just wanted to get a feel for where they stood in the LSAT PT difficulty spectrum. Also, I got a good score on A (including my best two individual LR sections), and just wanted to see if that's a relevant indicator of my abilities or if it's just abnormally easy.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.



I'll be taken A untimed(really just giving 5 extra minutes max on each section) in about half an hour, I'll let you know.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Knock » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:01 pm

Dave wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Just wondering how difficult everyone thought SuperPrep A, B, and C.

I'm going to be taking them over the next few days, so just wanted to get a feel for where they stood in the LSAT PT difficulty spectrum. Also, I got a good score on A (including my best two individual LR sections), and just wanted to see if that's a relevant indicator of my abilities or if it's just abnormally easy.

Also, I couldn't find a date on the SuperPrep book. Anyone know roughly when it was created, and where that would be in the PT's (ie, somewhere around PT 10, etc.)

Thanks.



I'll be taken A untimed(really just giving 5 extra minutes max on each section) in about half an hour, I'll let you know.


That's how I do "untimed" sections as well. I start off timing them, but if I can't finish in the time limit, then I just keep going and usually its a most of 5 minutes or so, except on SuperPrep B and C which was more like 10/15 minutes over lol.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Dave » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:52 pm

Gay. I finished everything in time. 159. Maybe I finished the games in 29 minutes but that last game gave me issues as I got 2/7. The RC was fairly simple although careless R.C. mistakes. #20 on the last LR really gave me problems with the terminology in the answer choices, although I got it wrong.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Knock » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:57 pm

Dave wrote:Gay. I finished everything in time. 159. Maybe I finished the games in 29 minutes but that last game gave me issues as I got 2/7. The RC was fairly simple although careless R.C. mistakes. #20 on the last LR really gave me problems with the terminology in the answer choices, although I got it wrong.


The games sections only get harder too :shock:

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby Dave » Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:41 pm

I'm about to redo the last game in that preptest, it was definitely a killer.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby christinalsat » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:31 pm

PTs A and C were the first tests I took after a two month studying hiatus. I was scoring in the low 160s back in Feb and was psyched to see my score jump up to a 165 on PT A and a 169 on PT C. Then I took a look at my raw scores (84 and 85) and compared them to some more recent curves and realized that I didn't improve nearly as much as I thought. Did anyone else encounter this?

I thought the LGs were pretty hard on both tests. Only got through three games both times. PT C's RC section stumped me more than usual as well.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby dasani13 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:52 am

So, is the consensus that the games sections in tests A, B, and C are more difficult than the recent ones??

PT A from SuperPrep was the first timed PT I've taken and I kinda bombed the games section: first 2 were fine since they were easy ones, the third was decent, but I didn't even know how to approach the 4th game.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby cany » Thu Jul 28, 2011 1:30 pm

I am doing Test A today.Good to know that these tests are worth going esp for LG. :D

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby SoPro » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:24 pm

dasani13 wrote:So, is the consensus...




I wouldn't say 4 or 5 people constitute a consensus...

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby UofO » Fri Jul 29, 2011 6:09 pm

Hey guys. I scored a 164 (84 raw) on SP-A today after diagnosing at a 136 (although I was tired and took the diagnostic test pretty half-assed).


Anyhow, I am wondering if a 164 = 90th percentile or is it a bit lower? I couldn't find the percentile chart...

I found games 2 and game 4 to be pretty hard. In fact, the last game killed me. LR was ok... and RC was unusually easy. I scored a ~ 4 on the RC - a personal best.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby cany » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:09 pm

I can't get game#2 PT-B.the book has pretty good explanation but no diagram.Not sure if its a hybrid or an in-out game.
(If anyone wants to review PT-A/B/C.I am up for it.)

TFH

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby UofO » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:25 am

Taking SP - B Today. If anyone else is taking it, msg me to set up a review time later on today.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby JamMasterJ » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:30 am

C has awful LGs but the rest is easy and the curve is loose.
B seemed easy and the curve was overly generous.
Haven't taken A.

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby cany » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:36 am

Taking PT-C tomorrow.A and B were easy except the LG especially in A.
I am glad I am doing this even though I have tons of PT to do. :| :|

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Re: Difficulty of SuperPrep A, B, C

Postby mmk33 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:26 pm

I did supertest C today and it was absolutely brutal. The LG section is the hardest I've seen, and I got a -6 on one of the LR sections and ended up with a scaled practice score of 165. I hope to god that I don't see a test like this in October.




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