3rd game in set hardest?

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3rd game in set hardest?

Postby rachue » Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:56 pm

Is it just me or does the 3rd game in a logic game set generally seem to be the hardest?

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby soj » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:18 pm

Just you.

Snakes and lizards (27) was game 2.
CDs (31) was game 2.
Stained glass (62) was game 2.
Balls (63) was game 4.

I think the general pattern is that the hardest games are 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby rachue » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:28 pm

Interesting. thanks for going through your tests to figure that out. I guess it is a bit subjective, too; what is hard or easy for me might not be the same for others.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby DonnaDraper » Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:47 pm

Yea, I think the bitchiest games sections go: easy, hard, medium/semi-hard, easy.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby rachue » Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:14 pm

This might just be an exception to that rule but I just did PT 57 games and for me it went:
1- easy
2- easy
3 - hard (toy dinosaurs)
4- hard but not as hard as 3

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby acrossthelake » Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:34 pm

soj wrote:Just you.

Snakes and lizards (27) was game 2.
CDs (31) was game 2.
Stained glass (62) was game 2.
Balls (63) was game 4.

I think the general pattern is that the hardest games are 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.


I don't really think those were hard (though I took Preptest 58 and haven't seen the latter)--just different in a way that didn't fit with test prep methods.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby bp shinners » Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:52 am

We did a study with this, having our instructors rate each game not knowing where it appeared in the section (I believe, I'm not 100% sure on the methodology), and the third game came out 'most difficult' on average, followed closely by 4.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby Ocean64 » Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:06 pm

I'd say 3rd game is where they would most reasonably crank up the difficulty the most, and here's why: they layout of the test (much like the content) must be able to measure logic and speed of even those who are not good at pacing their time and picking their games. so you must give an easy first game because you know that these people will do it first. as the test taker moves forward it will get harder and harder ideally, but LSAC is going to reward people who pick their target and play to their strength, and even those who are willing to skip, so it would be likely that they would make the 3rd game hardest then an easier fourth game. the LSAT is highly psychological, and knowing that you should do the first game first, then survey the rest and play to your strengths.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby rachue » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:29 pm

Hm, interesting. Thanks for the tips.

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby JamMasterJ » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:50 pm

soj wrote:Just you.

Snakes and lizards (27) was game 2.
CDs (31) was game 2.
Stained glass (62) was game 2.
Balls (63) was game 4.

I think the general pattern is that the hardest games are 2nd, 3rd, or 4th.

Balls wasn't that tough, but yeah, there's no correlation

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Re: 3rd game in set hardest?

Postby bport hopeful » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:18 pm

I think its generally:

1. easy
2. medium
3.hard
4. easy - medium

but sometimes is:

1. easy
2.hard
3. medium
4 easy - medium


This is just how I remember feeling when I was studying.




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