Figuring out the experimental section

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby zeppelin22 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:04 pm

I had LR LG LR RC LR and my experimental was the first section since im sure that the iron/magnet question was the first question of my 3rd section. The first question of my 1st section was definitely a "resolve the apparent discrepancy" type of question and also had 26 questions. So Im pretty sure at least some people with the LR LG LR RC LR format still had an experimental section 1.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby TOMaHULK » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:06 pm

zeppelin22 wrote:I had LR LG LR RC LR and my experimental was the first section since im sure that the iron/magnet question was the first question of my 3rd section. The first question of my 1st section was definitely a "resolve the apparent discrepancy" type of question and also had 26 questions. So Im pretty sure at least some people with the LR LG LR RC LR format still had an experimental section 1.


They probably just flipped section 1 and 3 around. So yeah, that makes sense.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby jbill » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:11 pm

It seems that a high proportion of people had an LR as an experimental section. There also seems to be a few people who had the LG. But where are the experimental RC people? New Chinese American dialect?

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby icanhaz2ndchance » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:30 pm

Apparently so. The RC section I had contained passages about honeybee dances, Western Australia law issues, some Mexican improv theatre thing, and I can't remember the topic of the other passage.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby malfurion » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:31 pm

jbill wrote:It seems that a high proportion of people had an LR as an experimental section. There also seems to be a few people who had the LG. But where are the experimental RC people? New Chinese American dialect?


Had experimental RC. It sucked. The only two passages I've been able to remember are Chinatown dialect and Vermeer forgeries.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:36 pm

I had RC experimental. I was hoping that it would be experimental, I remember having a few questions that made me go WTF? Especially in the chinese dialect passage. I wasn't really sure what the hell the author's point was. Then I got to LG and I was seriously hoping that one was experimental... alas, it wasn't. The real RC was pretty easy though.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby d34d9823 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:45 pm

I had RC experimental, but no Chinese. I only remember one section: it was about photographers using vintage techniques to give their work character.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby TOMaHULK » Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:55 pm

icanhaz2ndchance wrote:Apparently so. The RC section I had contained passages about honeybee dances, Western Australia law issues, some Mexican improv theatre thing, and I can't remember the topic of the other passage.


Wasn't there one in there about African oral writing format? It may have been in my last PT however, my brain is fried... :oops:

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby zworykin » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:05 pm

No idea what you guys are talking about on the experimental RC... The only passage I really remember from mine was about Adam Smith's pin factory theory. For the life of me I can't remember the other 3. I do remember that the comparative passages part was the easiest I can recall ever seeing.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby jbill » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:43 pm

Seems like there were a few experimental RC sections then.

I actually found the experimental to be easier than the actual. I had my final RC last, and there was one (or maybe two) ambiguous questions in the Contingency Fee reading (at least I thought so.) Honey bees were easy... Theatre group was easy.... but I actually found the New Urbanism to be slightly difficult. There was a question (and I will keep this vague) about what the "new urbanists" could reasonably infer about the "suburban sprawlers."

I had no idea what the answer was.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby brose » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:48 pm

zworykin wrote:No idea what you guys are talking about on the experimental RC... The only passage I really remember from mine was about Adam Smith's pin factory theory. For the life of me I can't remember the other 3. I do remember that the comparative passages part was the easiest I can recall ever seeing.


Don't worry. I had this experimental RC as well. It also had four right answers on one of the questions in the Mexican ballad passage.... lol. I'm pretty sure they forgot the "except" in the question stem.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby TOMaHULK » Wed Jun 09, 2010 3:59 pm

jbill wrote:Seems like there were a few experimental RC sections then.

I actually found the experimental to be easier than the actual. I had my final RC last, and there was one (or maybe two) ambiguous questions in the Contingency Fee reading (at least I thought so.) Honey bees were easy... Theatre group was easy.... but I actually found the New Urbanism to be slightly difficult. There was a question (and I will keep this vague) about what the "new urbanists" could reasonably infer about the "suburban sprawlers."

I had no idea what the answer was.


Yep, that was the last passage.

*New Urbanists
*Austrailia law
*bees
*Mexican theatre

^^These were the passages on the real RC, without a doubt. In a different order, but you get the point.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby zworykin » Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:01 pm

brose wrote:
zworykin wrote:No idea what you guys are talking about on the experimental RC... The only passage I really remember from mine was about Adam Smith's pin factory theory. For the life of me I can't remember the other 3. I do remember that the comparative passages part was the easiest I can recall ever seeing.


Don't worry. I had this experimental RC as well. It also had four right answers on one of the questions in the Mexican ballad passage.... lol. I'm pretty sure they forgot the "except" in the question stem.


Ah, yeah, corridos. I don't recall there being any questions with more than one correct answer, though... Not that it matters to us anyway :)

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby Sammi » Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:12 pm

justinmcl wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:
Saltqjibo wrote:I pieced this together yesterday but never posted an update:
I made a mistake in the first post putting the otter and magnet question in diff sections:
as far as I know there were two 3 LR tests

LR-25 (magnets/ otter)
LG-23
LR-26 (horses, apes etc/ state legislature/amino acids) *exp
RC-27
LR-25 (crazy answer pattern - black holes/underground rock bands)

and

LR-25 (magnets/ otter)
LG-23
LR-25 (guitar string physics teacher/bus driver traffic violations?) *exp
RC-27
LR-25 (crazy answer pattern - black holes/underground rock bands)


I'm pretty certain that the "guitar string physics teacher/bus driver traffic violation" experimental LR section had 26 questions. That's the section I had as Section 3.


This is getting strange, because I had the bus driver traffic violation, but not the guitar string physics teacher on a LR of 26


+1

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby psteele99 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:22 pm

from reading the prior posts, some of my lr sections were flipped from others (if i'm not misremembering). also, my test went LR, LR, LG, RC, LR.... and some folks are referencing lr questions I do not remember. Maybe i'm blocking them, but seems to me there may have been more than one version of the experimental lr sections. The first LR was sooo hard, I was thinking, OMG... I am having a total block! Second and last LR were about average.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby TOMaHULK » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:25 pm

psteele99 wrote:from reading the prior posts, some of my lr sections were flipped from others (if i'm not misremembering). also, my test went LR, LR, LG, RC, LR.... and some folks are referencing lr questions I do not remember. Maybe i'm blocking them, but seems to me there may have been more than one version of the experimental lr sections. The first LR was sooo hard, I was thinking, OMG... I am having a total block! Second and last LR were about average.


2 LR sections in a row? First I've heard about this form of the test. You sure? :evil:

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby bostonlawchick » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:27 pm

Sammi wrote:
justinmcl wrote:
absolutazn87 wrote:
Saltqjibo wrote:I pieced this together yesterday but never posted an update:
I made a mistake in the first post putting the otter and magnet question in diff sections:
as far as I know there were two 3 LR tests

LR-25 (magnets/ otter)
LG-23
LR-26 (horses, apes etc/ state legislature/amino acids) *exp
RC-27
LR-25 (crazy answer pattern - black holes/underground rock bands)

and

LR-25 (magnets/ otter)
LG-23
LR-25 (guitar string physics teacher/bus driver traffic violations?) *exp
RC-27
LR-25 (crazy answer pattern - black holes/underground rock bands)


I'm pretty certain that the "guitar string physics teacher/bus driver traffic violation" experimental LR section had 26 questions. That's the section I had as Section 3.


This is getting strange, because I had the bus driver traffic violation, but not the guitar string physics teacher on a LR of 26


+1


I had a question about a bus driver that didn't want to get in trouble, if that's the one you're talking about... I only had 2 LR

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby psteele99 » Thu Jun 10, 2010 12:58 pm

TOMaHULK wrote:
psteele99 wrote:from reading the prior posts, some of my lr sections were flipped from others (if i'm not misremembering). also, my test went LR, LR, LG, RC, LR.... and some folks are referencing lr questions I do not remember. Maybe i'm blocking them, but seems to me there may have been more than one version of the experimental lr sections. The first LR was sooo hard, I was thinking, OMG... I am having a total block! Second and last LR were about average.


2 LR sections in a row? First I've heard about this form of the test. You sure? :evil:



Pretty sure... two LR in a row. I was praying that the third section wasn't RC because I was DYING... was relieved to see LG, then RC, then LR.

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby baby diego » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:40 pm

Who else is bummed that the second LR is experimental? Definitely my best section. And by "best" I mean "least bad."

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Re: Figuring out the experimental section

Postby balzern » Thu Jun 10, 2010 1:47 pm

I hope my first of 3 LR was real and the second was not...I think i might have been just mentally fresh or something because I zoomed through that thing with little difficulty....could be a bad thing :lol:




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