Diagnostic Test

Posts: 117
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:19 pm

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?

User avatar
Posts: 687
Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:10 pm

Re: Diagnostic Test

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

Ability to read fast and absorb material quicker.

User avatar
Posts: 2307
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:57 pm

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.

Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:33 pm

Re: Diagnostic Test

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

User avatar
bport hopeful
Posts: 4909
Joined: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:09 pm

Re: Diagnostic Test

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

Natural intelligence?

User avatar
Posts: 648
Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:23 am

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.

Return to “LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Deardevil, dj9i27, HYPSM, OhMyLaw, tzzzok and 15 guests