Predict the October LSAT Curve

What was the curve for the exam?

-8
9
6%
-9
9
6%
-10
39
25%
-11
52
33%
-12
31
19%
-13
9
6%
-14
10
6%
 
Total votes: 159

RPK34
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Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby RPK34 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:15 pm

The exam was out of 101 questions (27 RC, 25 LR, 26 LR, 23 LG)

Definitely not as bad as June, I'd predict -11 at best.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Destined » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:16 pm

Id predict around the same; the logic games were pretty dang easy for setting up, took a little longer because some of the Q's took a little time

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby hypothalamus » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:21 pm

Umm what does this mean? Say, what does -11 mean? Is that the lowest for a 170 or what?

p.s. I didn't think it was overall that easy, although the games weren't especially hard. I thought LR sections were weirder than usual...

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby beachbum » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:25 pm

The curve is the number of questions you can miss to get a 170.

And for what it's worth, I recall that after the June test lots of people were going on about how easy the test was, how it didn't compare in difficult to recent exams, how the curve was going to be very tight (plenty of -9 predictions, IIRC), etc etc. We ended up with a -12 curve out of 99 credited responses.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby smithryan94 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:28 pm

how likely is it that they remove a question?

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby LongueFrappe » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:29 pm

what is the last test with a -14 curve? It needs to be this one.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:32 pm

Can't be more than -10. Usually the LG defines the curve more than any other section. None of the LG on this test were insanely hard. One was basic. One was tricky. Another was moderate. The other was moderate also.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby hypothalamus » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:32 pm

LongueFrappe wrote:what is the last test with a -14 curve? It needs to be this one.


Hahah I'm so there with you.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby RPK34 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:33 pm

smithryan94 wrote:how likely is it that they remove a question?


Never happens on LG. Happens maybe once every 3-4 tests on LR (it seems). I think I've seen it once or twice ever on RC (probably in part because the answers are more subjective by nature in RC).

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby WithoutMe » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:10 pm

PT 60 was way easier LG in 60 were a joke except the flatbed truck one lol

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby tazmolover » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:11 pm

WithoutMe wrote:PT 60 was way easier LG in 60 were a joke except the flatbed truck one lol

Last game on pt60 was hard. The 2nd game was pretty long also.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby The Gentleman » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:17 pm

Going with -11.

As compared to last 5 PTs (IMHO)

RC - overall about the same, passages easier, but Q's tougher
LR - slightly tougher than average
LG - easier than average (can't believe we got a basic linear on game 4, I thought those were deemed to damn easy by LSAC)

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby amkid100 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:17 pm

tazmolover wrote:Can't be more than -10. Usually the LG defines the curve more than any other section. None of the LG on this test were insanely hard. One was basic. One was tricky. Another was moderate. The other was moderate also.

which one was tricky in your opinion?

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Pablo Ramirez » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:20 pm

These threads are always pretty useless. That said, I predict -10.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Ragged » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:26 pm

-10.

I wish it was more, but I think the test was easy. RC was a breeze, LG was nothing too special. LR had a little different feel to some of the questions than usual, but overall pretty standard. Compared to June it felt much better. Maybe its me who got better at the LSAT, but nevertheless I think the curve will be less.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby 3|ink » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:36 pm

This test felt so easy. I predict -9.

Anyone else have a hard time with LR 1 but ace LR 2 (don't get into specifics)?

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Ragged » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:44 pm

3|ink wrote:This test felt so easy. I predict -9.

Anyone else have a hard time with LR 1 but ace LR 2 (don't get into specifics)?


Don't they go in different order for different tests? I felt LR1 was easier for me. Although maybe that's cuz I was a bit tired when I was doing LR2.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby incompetentia » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:59 pm

-10 at best. Too easy a test to be 11 or better.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby 3|ink » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:01 pm

Ragged wrote:
3|ink wrote:This test felt so easy. I predict -9.

Anyone else have a hard time with LR 1 but ace LR 2 (don't get into specifics)?


Don't they go in different order for different tests? I felt LR1 was easier for me. Although maybe that's cuz I was a bit tired when I was doing LR2.


What was your experimental? Mine was games.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Ragged » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:01 pm

3|ink wrote:
Ragged wrote:
3|ink wrote:This test felt so easy. I predict -9.

Anyone else have a hard time with LR 1 but ace LR 2 (don't get into specifics)?


Don't they go in different order for different tests? I felt LR1 was easier for me. Although maybe that's cuz I was a bit tired when I was doing LR2.


What was your experimental? Mine was games.


Me too.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Patriot1208 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:01 pm

Ragged wrote:
3|ink wrote:
Ragged wrote:
3|ink wrote:This test felt so easy. I predict -9.

Anyone else have a hard time with LR 1 but ace LR 2 (don't get into specifics)?


Don't they go in different order for different tests? I felt LR1 was easier for me. Although maybe that's cuz I was a bit tired when I was doing LR2.


What was your experimental? Mine was games.


Me too.

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby Destined » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:03 pm

does anyone remember the last time there was a -9 or less curve?

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby LSAT Blog » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:04 pm

RPK34 wrote:
smithryan94 wrote:how likely is it that they remove a question?


Never happens on LG. Happens maybe once every 3-4 tests on LR (it seems). I think I've seen it once or twice ever on RC (probably in part because the answers are more subjective by nature in RC).



Correct in that it's never happened on LG. Only 7 withdrawn questions on released exams. 5LRs, 2RCs. Here's a list.




Destined wrote:does anyone remember the last time there was a -9 or less curve?


Most recent -9 or less was Oct 08 (-9).

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby JJDancer » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:06 pm

3|ink wrote:This test felt so easy. I predict -9.

Anyone else have a hard time with LR 1 but ace LR 2 (don't get into specifics)?

Lr 1 was harder for me than LR 2. I had LR1 as my first section and I hoped a little that it was experimental. (not that I thought it was suuuper hard, but I was nervous at the beginning so ..)

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Re: Predict the October LSAT Curve

Postby kpuc » Sat Oct 09, 2010 5:06 pm

I'm gonna say -11, just because I felt like this test was very similar to 58 (which also had a -11 scale). Both were relatively easy tests following particularly difficult June LSATs, in a time when there is a higher-than-usual number of people taking the LSAT due to the economy. The dynamics seem to be almost identical.




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