Helpful Preptests

vtoodler
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Helpful Preptests

Postby vtoodler » Tue Oct 12, 2010 7:58 am

So far, the Law School Admission Committee has released 60 preptests?

Do you find that the older preptests are not as helpful/as relevant as the newer ones? Or were they all pretty much helpful?

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Re: Helpful Preptests

Postby Nonok » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:03 am

All are equally helpful. Do every single one.

Edit: You do start seeing comparative reading comprehension passages around PT51, those gave me trouble when I first started seeing them. Doing every preptest you can is the best way to prepare.
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Re: Helpful Preptests

Postby longdaysjourney » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:03 am

vtoodler wrote:So far, the Law School Admission Committee has released 60 preptests?

Do you find that the older preptests are not as helpful/as relevant as the newer ones? Or were they all pretty much helpful?


The test has changed slightly, but they are very relevant. Get the first twenty in this form, that way you can develop and master your techniques on older tests, rather than the newest, most relevant ones:
http://www.amazon.com/GROUPED-Game-Type-Analytical-Collection/dp/0984199705/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286888487&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/GROUPED-Question-Type-Reasoning-Collection/dp/0984199713/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1286888487&sr=8-2

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Re: Helpful Preptests

Postby kkklick » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:35 am

Always do the 50's tests (and 60/61) leasing up to the exam. You want to do LSATS that hav e just been administered when your ready to go in for yours. The LSAT over tests makes quite a few subtle changes in terms of new tricky questions, new tricky answers (ex. usually you would never see a sufficient/necessary condition answer although they do show up as possible answer choices, there was one in october that was the answer). Comparitive reading as well is easy to master but you need to do about 5-10. RC has gotten harder, while LG has gotten easy and hard depending on which types you get on a test. LR is LR, some people can grasp arguments, some will always make some mistakes, they haven't changed too much over the years so practicing LR from early tests cant hurt.

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Re: Helpful Preptests

Postby incompetentia » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:51 am

You will probably see a drop in your scores when you get to 53+ after spending a lot of time on the older (arguably easier) tests, but yes, if you prepare enough on those, the new ones shouldn't be ridiculously difficult to master.




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