locthebloke wrote:Thank you for the input everyone. I started reading the LG Bible tonight. I am not signed up to take the test in October. I will probably take it February, actually. So I guess I shouldn't be too worried about not getting the hang of it. I will take the advice given to me, but it seems odd that a 3/4 is a viable strategy while 2/4 isn't if you think it's absolutely necessary. Because it's only a difference of about 6 questions less being guessed on. If you give yourself 17 minutes on two games there is no excuse not to get 100% of those questions right. So out of the 24 let's figure you'll probably get a total of 16 right factoring the guesses on the other 2 sets. If you absolutely kick butt on the LR and RC (say, 6 wrong on the two LR combined and 4 wrong on RC for a grand total of 26 wrong on the whole test), I don't see how you couldn't get like a 165 (like 85% questions right), which is a very good score and can give you a good shot at just about anywhere but Chicago, Standford and the Ives. I mean, by comparison, an average 151 is about 45 questions wrong.
I'm not saying I'm not going to study my hardest and give it my all, but even if I did do all the logic games after studying through for a few months the chances of me getting a 170+ are very slim anyway. It's like the 93rd percentile and only about 1.5% of test takers score 170 or above.
Please don't get me wrong. I am studying to do all 4 games. I am not at all dead set on this strategy, I'm just saying it seems viable if I get desperate.
I'm sorry, but in what universe does a grand total of 26 questions wrong equal a 165 on the LSAT? It's probably more on the order of a 157-158 than a 165. I missed 11 questions and got a 169 - just sayin'.
This may have been the case in the olden days, but the curves have tightened in recent years. For instance, you usually can't miss more than 37-40 to get a 151.