LR in early versus later PTs

Rila
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LR in early versus later PTs

Postby Rila » Sun Sep 19, 2010 9:39 am

Is LR on PT 9-20 harder than that around PT 30? I usually average 6-7 errors per LR section, sometimes 2-3. However, on PT 21, section 2 I had -11, while on PT 30, section 2 I had -2. What explains this discrepancy? Is the LR different?

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Re: LR in early versus later PTs

Postby 2014 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:17 am

I don't think your one test sample size either way is big enough to justify a trend. I'm pretty sure the LR sections were considered similar at least through test 30.

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Re: LR in early versus later PTs

Postby youknowryan » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:48 pm

The question stems were often more convoluted and some prompts not as well written, both thus made the LR sections seem a little tougher.

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Re: LR in early versus later PTs

Postby Sandro » Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:54 pm

I was much better at 20-30 LR than more recent LRs....

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Re: LR in early versus later PTs

Postby gdane » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:03 pm

LR doesnt necessarily get more difficult in later tests, its just different. For instance, on the earlier tests youd see more strengthen/weaken questions, whereas now you see more flaw and role questions. Also, the kinds of questions that are difficult have changed. Its pretty much agreed upon that questions 16-23 tend to be the most difficult, but the kinds of questions LSAC puts in here changed.

In any case, its not that bad. I noticed a slight drop in my LR score when I went from the 30's to the 40's, but from 47-51 my scores have rebounded back to the -5ish range they were at.

Keep working. Youll do fine.

Good luck!

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Re: LR in early versus later PTs

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:24 pm

Here's my view on why LR was harder on older tests.

1. More convoluted question stems.

2. There were multiple questions for a single statement. I don't know why but for me it was harder.

3. Answer choices for latter LR sections seems to have a lot more "standard" answers that you can prephase compared to the older ones.

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Re: LR in early versus later PTs

Postby Rila » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:55 pm

I completely agree. Before the 20s, LR is convoluted. After that, I am getting a totally different feel from the sections.....




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