Diagnostic Test

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Diagnostic Test

Postby vtoodler » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:51 pm

Let's say there are two people who have never before studied for the LSAT. Both of them take an LSAT diagnostic exam, and they achieve different scores.

Why is that? Why do some people do drastically better on their diagnostic exam, and hence, need to spend less time studying for the LSAT?

Do you think it's IQ or prior reading experience?

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Re: Diagnostic Test

Postby risktaker » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:57 pm

Ability to read fast and absorb material quicker.

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Re: Diagnostic Test

Postby incompetentia » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:57 pm

Partially the way your mind works (maybe not aptitude, but more of your natural thought process), partially prior experiences. Each case is different.

There are LG-like puzzles that are sometimes given to kids, for example, or there are people who have never picked up reading material that's as dense as some RC passages are.

EDIT: Also, timing, like the above post.

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Re: Diagnostic Test

Postby Kurst » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:04 am

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Re: Diagnostic Test

Postby bport hopeful » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:05 am

Natural intelligence?

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Re: Diagnostic Test

Postby tyro » Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:09 am

Kurst wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=152133#p4249748

Nice research too with your post in the thread you linked.

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