ampersand5 wrote: Fyo'Couch wrote:
ampersand5 wrote:do you guys think its possible they remove the mars question from the test? I can't remember any question in recent lsats like that and it appears as if almost everybody got it wrong or was confused by it.
I don't think perceived difficulty is grounds for removing an item from scoring, unless it is due to a spelling or grammatical error. '
There are a few questions every exam that only the elite test takers are expected to get right.
questions aren't removed from scoring because of a spelling or grammar mistake, but because the amount of people on the test who got it right didn't correlate to what the experimental showed.
and there are very few questions in the past 65 pt in LR that were of that nature IMO.
Actually, I think I have to agree with the other poster. I've been told from reputable sources that the only questions they omit from scoring are those that have mistakes (typos or grammar errors) which the high-scorers miss and the low-scorers get right. Those questions are atypical and do not accurately reflect the test takers' abilities. Questions aren't cancelled because they are difficult - like the other poster said, that's what these questions of varying difficulty are supposed to do. They separate great test takers from brilliant test takers.
Also, I'm fairly certain I got that question right, and the answer was pretty clear, provided you understood the stem...though it certainly was a difficult question.