AshtonB wrote:That question was very odd (as was the chef/virus one), but not particularly challenging. If you use basic logic, it's fairly simple to deduce the correct response. Ditto for the chef/virus question.
Yeah, I'm not sure we're disagreeing about anything. There's really no basis to expect that any questions are going to get removed. Questions get removed when the "wrong" scorers are getting a question right, not when a question deviates from traditional LSAT norms. My sense is that there are more than enough high scorers who managed to avoid being brainwashed by their test prep to make up for the small minority of people who score high and got such "odd" questions wrong because they over thought it.
I'd hate to say it, but my guess is that this will hold true for the LG from this test as well. That's not to suggest they weren't difficult questions, just that smart people with adaptable strategies probably fared better than smart people with rigid strategies. This site probably tends to attract a disproportionately higher amount of smart people with rigid strategies and hence there's more of a sense that these games were a bloodbath. Again, that's not to say the LG weren't difficult or that they weren't the hardest section, just that it's probably a bit less of a massacre than people are expecting
All of that said, I'm sticking with my guess of -14, owing to it being a more difficult and longer test than October. For the reasons I just stated though, I wouldn't count on the curve being any easier than that.