Practice Test 13?

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Helicio
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Practice Test 13?

Postby Helicio » Wed Dec 28, 2011 5:55 pm

Hey guys,

I just took this practice test and, completely out of the blue, pulled a 179. Usually I average around a 175, so I was surprised.

Because of the score, I am now considering taking the LSAT in February (instead of waiting until June, which was my original plan). Before I consider this though, I want to know if 13 is considered easier than most other tests. When I was taking it I got the sense that it was easier (though the last logic game had the potential to be a little tricky).

Because it is an earlier test, does that mean it is significantly easier than the more recent ones? Again, on more recent ones I average a 175, so getting 179 was completely unexpected.

Thanks,

Helicio

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:00 pm

4 points is not that big a variation.

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:02 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:4 points is not that big a variation.



especially when you're scoring that high

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby Helicio » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:03 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:4 points is not that big a variation.


It seems to me that getting a score in the 175-180 range comes down to luck. I feel that on this PT the main thing that happened differently was that on those inevitable questions where it comes down to two, I was lucky enough to guess correctly.

Is that right, or nah?

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:11 pm

that's correct IMHO.

and it may not necessarily be due to 'luck' ... possibly just not making 'silly' mistakes?

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby Geetar Man » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:17 pm

gaud wrote:that's correct IMHO.

and it may not necessarily be due to 'luck' ... possibly just not making 'silly' mistakes?



You know they say that the lower the PT number, the easier the test.

Nah, I actually have no idea. It was to my understanding that you should be guaging your capability with the newer tests rather than the older tests. If you're already at a 175 though, you should just take it.

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby gaud » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:21 pm

Geetar Man wrote: It was to my understanding that you should be guaging your capability with the newer tests rather than the older tests.



absolutely. but the older tests still have practice value (not assuming you didn't know this, just saying)

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Re: Practice Test 13?

Postby Geetar Man » Wed Dec 28, 2011 6:56 pm

gaud wrote:
Geetar Man wrote: It was to my understanding that you should be guaging your capability with the newer tests rather than the older tests.



absolutely. but the older tests still have practice value (not assuming you didn't know this, just saying)


I apparently cannot spell gauging.




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