This test...is it a signal?

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tazmolover
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This test...is it a signal?

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:19 pm

So far it's been confirmed that this test does indeed have new features.

First of all, people have received LG sections in different order!

Also it seems LR section is veering towards more nonconventional questions (at least imo).

Is this LG section mixup going to become a pattern in the future? I hope it isn't!

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby d34d9823 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:20 pm

What you are talking about...do we know it?

No.

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Adjudicator
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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:21 pm

It really wasn't that much different, except for the new "feats of strength and valor" at the end.

I didn't even prep for that. People are going to have to start taking fencing lessons.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby littlepixie11 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:23 pm

They always are...i dont think there's too many tests where everything is the same. Maybe every 2 tests are quite similar in theme, but they switch it up

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby two_wheels_good » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:24 pm

Did you guys have to do battle in the Octagon? Or was that an experimental section?

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:25 pm

two_wheels_good wrote:Did you guys have to do battle in the Octagon? Or was that an experimental section?


They are trying out different arena shapes. I had to do battle in the Dodecagon. :?

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby champ33 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:26 pm

Only thing I saw differently was the Shakespeare question. Seemed more like testing ability to use common sense rather than normal LR questions whose answers are determined exactly from the question stem.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Ragged » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:27 pm

I think they are definately changing LR a bit to stay ahead of prep companies.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:28 pm

Wow no one is concerned about the different ordering of LG between different tests?

I'm shocked! I thought TLS would be anal about it...

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby FlanSolo » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:29 pm

champ33 wrote:Only thing I saw differently was the Shakespeare question. Seemed more like testing ability to use common sense rather than normal LR questions whose answers are determined exactly from the question stem.


Don't forget the bacteria question. I haven't seen every PT, but I've seen a lot, and don't recall seeing anything like that before.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby FlanSolo » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:30 pm

tazmolover wrote:Wow no one is concerned about the different ordering of LG between different tests?

I'm shocked! I thought TLS would be anal about it...


I thought the games were all of about uniform difficulty. Don't think it really would have mattered to tinker with the order.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:30 pm

Remember the last time there was a significant change on the LSAT?

The test where they introduced comparative passages?

....-8 curve.

I'm expecting -9 curve for this test now.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby incompetentia » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:35 pm

Adjudicator wrote:
two_wheels_good wrote:Did you guys have to do battle in the Octagon? Or was that an experimental section?


They are trying out different arena shapes. I had to do battle in the Dodecagon. :?

I had to battle in the Dodecahedron. Screw going to an engineering school for UG, they always find a way to make it tricky

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Adjudicator » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:37 pm

incompetentia wrote:
Adjudicator wrote:
two_wheels_good wrote:Did you guys have to do battle in the Octagon? Or was that an experimental section?


They are trying out different arena shapes. I had to do battle in the Dodecagon. :?

I had to battle in the Dodecahedron. Screw going to an engineering school for UG, they always find a way to make it tricky


:shock: Yikes!

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Longhorn88 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:43 pm

Ya, battling that final boss was a bitch. Took me 3 tries.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby longdaysjourney » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:11 pm

Are you dense?!?! Of course it's a new era for the lsat! Here is a video I took of the 6th section: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzcVvTHZlQo

Edit: but seriously, I don't think anything was different...save for a repeat LR stimulus. I must be missing something b/c I didn't think any of the games or the LR were particularly challenging.
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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby champ33 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:12 pm

FlanSolo wrote:
champ33 wrote:Only thing I saw differently was the Shakespeare question. Seemed more like testing ability to use common sense rather than normal LR questions whose answers are determined exactly from the question stem.


Don't forget the bacteria question. I haven't seen every PT, but I've seen a lot, and don't recall seeing anything like that before.


That's true, I haven't seen any questions like these two in any previous test.. it would certainly seem that this test did implement a few slight changes.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby KevinP » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:15 pm

I think LSAC is trying to counter all the prep companies and people who prepared at least partially. Or... they just hired a new psychometrician.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby two_wheels_good » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:15 pm

Longhorn88 wrote:Ya, battling that final boss was a bitch. Took me 3 tries.


Get used to it. I hear they have to jump you in at Harvard now.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby incompetentia » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:18 pm

two_wheels_good wrote:
Longhorn88 wrote:Ya, battling that final boss was a bitch. Took me 3 tries.


Get used to it. I hear they have to jump you in at Harvard now.

Finals for Civil Procedure are an issue spotter and a time trial to defeat your professor.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby tazmolover » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:20 pm

I'm proud of you guys. Off topic before we even finished one page!

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby longdaysjourney » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:31 pm

tazmolover wrote:I'm proud of you guys. Off topic before we even finished one page!


lol...What's there to really talk about. How does the order of logic games change anything? How do one or two mildly tricky LR problems distinguish this test from any other?

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Hedwig » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:35 pm

tazmolover wrote:Remember the last time there was a significant change on the LSAT?

The test where they introduced comparative passages?

....-8 curve.

I'm expecting -9 curve for this test now.


This post single handedly destroyed any composure I'd managed to regain post first day of test TLS browsing, haha.

I felt punished for preparing, s'all I'm gonna say.

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby longdaysjourney » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:39 pm

eit wrote:I felt punished for preparing, s'all I'm gonna say.
How so?

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Re: This test...is it a signal?

Postby Hedwig » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:42 pm

longdaysjourney wrote:
eit wrote:I felt punished for preparing, s'all I'm gonna say.
How so?


I don't really know how to articulate it. I'm sure most of my feelings towards this test stem from the uncertainty after it and the waiting period, not from my reaction to the test itself. This waiting period makes me think this test is a beast from hell designed to eat my brain and spit it out and leave me with a weird deflated head.

I know that makes no sense, but it's just how I feel, k.




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