Practice tests 7-18

womynlover
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Practice tests 7-18

Postby womynlover » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:13 pm

Are these tests easier than other ones?

I took the 2007 one that LSAC has online last December as a diagnostic and got a 159. Then, a few months later, I took another one (I don't know which one off the top of my head) and got a 156. Last week I took PT 11 and got a 160. And the day before yesterday I got a 163. If I wasn't tired, I think I could've gotten at least a high 160s score. But I missed the last 10 due to mental fatigue.

Basically, is this recent success representative? Can anyone give me an idea of the progression of difficultness? I think that I heard that the recent LG are a lot easier than the earlier ones and that the LR and RC are harder now.

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Re: Practice tests 7-18

Postby dowu » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:32 pm

womynlover wrote:Are these tests easier than other ones?

I took the 2007 one that LSAC has online last December as a diagnostic and got a 159. Then, a few months later, I took another one (I don't know which one off the top of my head) and got a 156. Last week I took PT 11 and got a 160. And the day before yesterday I got a 163. If I wasn't tired, I think I could've gotten at least a high 160s score. But I missed the last 10 due to mental fatigue.

Basically, is this recent success representative? Can anyone give me an idea of the progression of difficultness? I think that I heard that the recent LG are a lot easier than the earlier ones and that the LR and RC are harder now.



By section:

LR: The LR section seems to have tightened up the logic on the questions, and is less convoluted.
LG: The LG section seems to have become more systematic thus more learnable.
RC: The RC section seems to have become more dense/harder to understand, compared to the older RC sections.

Overall, in my opinion, the tests gradually get harder, so if you can score well on a recent test (45-65) then you're in good shape. I dont think the older tests are a very good representation of what you'd face on a new exam.

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Re: Practice tests 7-18

Postby womynlover » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:36 pm

In your opinion, are those earlier tests useful as timed practiced tests or should they be used for drilling only?

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Re: Practice tests 7-18

Postby dowu » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:50 pm

womynlover wrote:In your opinion, are those earlier tests useful as timed practiced tests or should they be used for drilling only?


In my opinion, the earlier tests are great to put in place of the experimental 5th section. I would use sections that you have trouble with. For example, when I take a PT, I like to put a RC section so that way I can do more of them.

Okay, so what I'm doing for October, is reading the Manhattan LR guide and drilling the respective questions by type through the cambridge bundles, which encapsulates all of the LR questions from PTs 1-39. Then, I'm going to drill sections from the PTs 40-48 or so, and then then last bunch of tests will be 5-sections timed tests with experimentals from 1-20.

HTH.




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