justadude55 wrote: Cromartie wrote: justadude55 wrote:
Cromartie wrote:One thing that's not clear is whether our test sections were comprised of previous experimentals administered exclusively to non-Saturday/overseas takers, exclusively to US takers, or a combination of both. Hence, figuring out what the curve could potentially be based on how we and our contemporary test takers feel about the test could be a challenge.
dude we're not gonna guess the curve. but it's def not -10. id bet u $ it's better than that. that was definitely not easy enough for -10. the games were easy by 59 and 60s standards. i think they were on par with 58, the RC was harder than 58 and the LR was about =. even their curve was -12.
overall, i am slightly pissed it was 100 and not 101 questions as most are as there's less you can get wrong. could have used a 23rd LG q. plus, theyre prob gonna cancel a question. who knows? it sucks our test isn't released.
A -12 would be fantastic. And I do believe they are going to cancel that 1 LR question with the misprint. But I still think there's a fair chance it's going to be -10, if the games were truly as easy as a lot of people seem to think. I wouldn't mind being wrong though. I'm hoping I'm wrong.
Too bad we'll never really know how the curve actually turns out.
i don't think it's based off the games, dude. i think it's all the sections =. june was -12 out of 99 but the RC wasn't a piece of cake, and there were some very, very hard LR.
december had pretty easy games if you can do selection, and was -14...
also a misprint doesn't ensure a cancellation. a lot of PT's have misprints. it needs to substantially mess up the answer. there was a parallel principle question that had nothing that was 100% parallel. there was clearly a trick question that is the exact same parallel evidence chain, but the conclusion is a different level of certainty so it can't be right. it was a 19 or 20--rough question.
Parallel questions don't have to be 100% parallel, though. Doesn't the question usually state "which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning above" or something to that effect? So even if it's not an exact match, as long as it's the one that most closely resembles the stimulus chain among all 5 answer choices, it's still the correct answer.
And it's true that games are not the only section that determines the curve. However, it's more likely than not that games has a significant impact on the curve. Based on the threads immediately after the June test, I think a lot of people had at least as much trouble with Mulch and Interns as they had with RC.
Anyway, I'm not trying to put a damper on anything. I stand to gain as much as any other bloke if the curve turns out to be more generous than what I think it will be. However, I'm just trying to assess it as objectively as I can based collectively on what I know and what others have told me about their experience with the Tuesday/Asia test.