Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

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Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby Monte.Cristo » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:29 pm

Has anyone else consistently done well on LGs (20+ PTs) only to get nailed today?

I had LG-LR-LG-RC-LR

I thought the first LG section was the real one (based on the similarity to previous PTs) and thought the 2nd LG was new because it had some unusual stuff (I couldn't even finish half of the last set related to TV programs).

But it seems that the second LG section was the real one :? :?

I wonder if anyone else who did so well on the LG during PTs bomb today's LG...

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby bullfrog » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:41 pm

I'm with ya, buddy, bombed the last game.

It was an unusual one, I do admit. Still, it sucks to get completely creamed when you really know your stuff.
You know, in spite of what the hotshot computer science geeks are saying about LG having been so easy (one person calls it "the easiest LG section in LSAT history"), I think this kind of hyperbole points more to the fact that they realize it was unusual + want everyone to know how how clever they are for staying ahead of the curve. I suspect that for the 90% of test takers, this game caused some problems.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby UtilityMonster » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:44 pm

I didn't "bomb" the last logic game, but I realized one of my answers was wrong right before time was called.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby irish1485 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:45 pm

Monte.Cristo wrote:Has anyone else consistently done well on LGs (20+ PTs) only to get nailed today?

I had LG-LR-LG-RC-LR

I thought the first LG section was the real one (based on the similarity to previous PTs) and thought the 2nd LG was new because it had some unusual stuff (I couldn't even finish half of the last set related to TV programs).

But it seems that the second LG section was the real one :? :?

I wonder if anyone else who did so well on the LG during PTs bomb today's LG...


+1
I usually get 20+ also but the last game really threw me off. Also had 2 LG sections and the experimental was much easier IMO but it turns out the one I messed up on was the real section :( (expecting a -4)

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby bob-loblaw » Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:48 pm

YES I'm in the exact same boat as you and really glad I'm not the only one, as I was starting to feel like it. I didn't get much sleep last night so I figured that affected my performance but still. 2 of the games, the 2nd and the 4th, really had me stumped and I'm usually quite good with LG (-3 at most). I panicked when 5 minutes was called and ended up having to guess 9 questions which has never happened to me on ANY PT. Really disappointing.

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Postby bullfrog » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:09 pm

bob-loblaw wrote:YES I'm in the exact same boat as you and really glad I'm not the only one, as I was starting to feel like it. I didn't get much sleep last night so I figured that affected my performance but still. 2 of the games, the 2nd and the 4th, really had me stumped and I'm usually quite good with LG (-3 at most). I panicked when 5 minutes was called and ended up having to guess 9 questions which has never happened to me on ANY PT. Really disappointing.


Sorry to hear that.
Personally, I diagrammed #4 the wrong way, realized it, and then answered the questions anyway according to the diagramming I had already done. Figured that would be better than straightout guessing since some basic principles may have expressed themselves though my completly bogus daigramming. I guess that still counts as guessing. For me its 7 guesses. Sure makes waiting tougher when you know its lady luck grading your test.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby soscurred » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:32 pm

I typically get -2 on my LG's, but for this LSAT I'm confident in a -0 (had time to verify almost every answer against rules). But I got really lucky, these games played to my LG strengths. The general consensus among TLS posters is that at least one game was unusually difficult, which means it's reasonable to say the vast majority of test takers likely had the same difficulties. Even so, guessing on a few questions isn't exactly "bombing".

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby lelesmiles » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:35 pm

My test was RC-LR-LG-RC-LR.
I BOMBED the games. Finished the first two games, and got stuck at the third game, barely got to the fourth.

I normally get a perfect or minus two on games. :lol: At this point all I can do is laugh. I just knew I would do well on that section and I didn't. Hopefully, I did great on the other sections.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby Monte.Cristo » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:37 pm

bullfrog wrote:
bob-loblaw wrote:YES I'm in the exact same boat as you and really glad I'm not the only one, as I was starting to feel like it. I didn't get much sleep last night so I figured that affected my performance but still. 2 of the games, the 2nd and the 4th, really had me stumped and I'm usually quite good with LG (-3 at most). I panicked when 5 minutes was called and ended up having to guess 9 questions which has never happened to me on ANY PT. Really disappointing.


Sorry to hear that.
Personally, I diagrammed #4 the wrong way, realized it, and then answered the questions anyway according to the diagramming I had already done. Figured that would be better than straightout guessing since some basic principles may have expressed themselves though my completly bogus daigramming. I guess that still counts as guessing. For me its 7 guesses. Sure makes waiting tougher when you know its lady luck grading your test.


YES....the diagramming part.

I got really confused on diagramming with regard to time allotment. I was so used to the typical 1,2,3,4, etc...sequence that I was sort of taken aloof by the H and the HH marks.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby bob-loblaw » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:37 pm

lelesmiles wrote:My test was RC-LR-LG-RC-LR.
I BOMBED the games. Finished the first two games, and got stuck at the third game, barely got to the fourth.

I normally get a perfect or minus two on games. :lol: At this point all I can do is laugh. I just knew I would do well on that section and I didn't. Hopefully, I did great on the other sections.


I like your positive attitude! I'll try to maintain the same outlook...

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby dba415 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:41 pm

I'm like you as well, normally games are my most consistent, came in hopin to get -0 but guessed on 6 questions, didnot even get to diagram one of them.

That some other people are saying that the games were easy makes me feel like even more of a failure. But then I also bombed the rc as well.

Freaking devastated and disappointed right now.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby hollermahler » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:48 pm

UM this was TOTALLY me. Usually miss 0. Max 3 if I'm sloppy. Today, I had to guess on a few because of time, especially the lasts game....


Crushed the experimental LG :(


ughhhhh i hope the curve helps us!!!

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby CorkBoard » Sun Dec 04, 2011 11:49 am

Just realized I diagrammed #4 the wrong way, ah I'm totally fucked :(

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby Azmatt » Sun Dec 04, 2011 12:08 pm

Well damn. I didn't feel like I had much of a problem with the 4th game save for 1 MAYBE 2 questions. But, it's one of those questions that make you wonder if you got the rules right because two answers are just screaming at you.

Overall, I'm happy this one was the real one. I started out with the other and, while I think I did ok, I missed an inference and had to go back and redo a few questions late.

It's the stupid RC that has me a little perplexed...

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby Jordan89 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:27 am

I spent many many hours in the Powerscore LG bible and doing PTs (usually -1 to -4) and was in the same boat. When I flipped to S3 and saw that first game (Piano Recitals) I got cocky and wanted to rush through it as I saw the last 2 games would take more time. Unfortunately, in diagramming the 3rd rule I confused 2 variables in the "not block", and did all 6 questions before I realized my mistake. I went back and did it correctly, but then started to freak out on time and anger from my ridiculous error had to rush through 2nd game and guessed on two. Then, the proctor called 5 minutes left (convinced we were only given 30 min for this section per my watch) and only answered the first two of each game (easy setups) and had to guess B on the remaining 8. Ruined my chance for the 170 I was shooting for as I was supremely confident in all other sections, even the 2nd RC (I had RC-LR-LG-LR-RC). It was my first time taking the test, probably going to retake in in Feb or June and wait another cycle depending on the score.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby RCinDNA » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:09 am

Monte.Cristo wrote:
bullfrog wrote:
bob-loblaw wrote:YES I'm in the exact same boat as you and really glad I'm not the only one, as I was starting to feel like it. I didn't get much sleep last night so I figured that affected my performance but still. 2 of the games, the 2nd and the 4th, really had me stumped and I'm usually quite good with LG (-3 at most). I panicked when 5 minutes was called and ended up having to guess 9 questions which has never happened to me on ANY PT. Really disappointing.


Sorry to hear that.
Personally, I diagrammed #4 the wrong way, realized it, and then answered the questions anyway according to the diagramming I had already done. Figured that would be better than straightout guessing since some basic principles may have expressed themselves though my completly bogus daigramming. I guess that still counts as guessing. For me its 7 guesses. Sure makes waiting tougher when you know its lady luck grading your test.


YES....the diagramming part.

I got really confused on diagramming with regard to time allotment. I was so used to the typical 1,2,3,4, etc...sequence that I was sort of taken aloof by the H and the HH marks.


It's kind of weird because games are usually my most annoying section (love sequencing, hate grouping), but the TV one just clicked for me. It might be because I'm a paralegal in the copyright/licensing section of a TV network. The inferences just flowed so easily. Too bad I ran out of time for the 3rd game.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby jarofsoup » Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:43 am

You had two LGs?

Experimental LGs usually are horrible horrible things.

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Re: Supreme confidence on LG, but bombed it today?

Postby lily37 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 5:33 pm

I also had 2 logic game sections...Should have known the first section was too good to be true...extremely easy...but going through the second game section I was sure that it had to be experimental bc it just seemed much more complex. Found out after that it actually wasnt experimental. Completely bombed it...didnt pace myself, got stuck on 2 of the games, and ended up guessing on 10 questions or so. Now i don't know if i should cancel or not...I want to apply for this cycle but I' hearing that the Feb lsat is a bad idea...any thoughts??




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