Casey2889 wrote:don't forget that this was a 102 question test, though, so -12 wouldn't be as generous as you think.
a -13 would put this test on par with being a little harder than october; a -14 would be super friendly; -15 is just silly.
that said, i'd take it. i crushed everything but the games, in which i nailed the first, muscled through the second (maybe missing 1-2), and then hurried through last two, blind guessing on 5-6. was PTing at 172, and the test felt better than usual (aka 174/175) until the damn games. i think i may have -10 that section alone, hoping for no worse than -13/-14 overall and/or a generous curve to crack 170.
Wow, we are like identical LSAT takers.
I was PTing around 171. I was crushing the Dec LSAT until the games came up and I guessed on like 6. I'm hoping a couple of those guesses were right and I wasn't rushing so much on the rest of the section that I got things switched around or otherwised messed up. Also hoping I didn't get overconfident on LR/RC and walk blithely into some traps. I'm usually quite good on those sections.
With some luck I went -6/8 on LG and -4/6 on the rest on this and broke 170. Reasonable confidence limit -10 to -14. But nothing's guaranteed with that LG section. I coulda tanked it at -10 or something. I coulda fell into some traps elsewhere. I coulda gone -16 or worse :/.
I'm "predicting" a -14 curve. I think the LG were unusually challenging for people, even some people who are good at LG. I read some people who usually go -0 on LG saying they think they missed a few, and I heard some people saying they usually get -2/3 saying they had to blindly guess on 3 or so. I think that most takers in the upper 160's to lower 170's will miss a few more LG questions on this test than on most others, and that will send the curve from -11/-12 to -13/-14. Takers at the top of the curve, upper 170s, will be largely unaffected, although there is inevitably some "trickle down" as a LG -0er goes -1 or so cuz s/he had to guess on the last problem due to time on a particulary hard game. I think the curve will be -14 myself.
By the way, on a 102 question test going -12 is a better score than going -12 on a 101 question test. Taking that into account, a -14 on here isn't as crazy as some people may think, who are using their 101-question-test impressions to make their judgment. If this were a 101 question test I'd probably be saying -13 (wanting to say -13.5) but I think 102 questions pushes it over the edge firmly into -14 territory.
God I want to go to GULC, I ED'd there and it's all riding on at least breaking 170, hopefully 171/2.