Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

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Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby ampm » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:00 pm

Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby relevantfactor » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:54 pm

ampm wrote:Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.


There is so many alternate causes aside from the test being easier that I can think of. You probably can too.

Anyways, good luck in June. I think it is a good time to take the test. And also remember why LSAT has the "S" in it.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby dowu » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:14 pm

ampm wrote:Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.


I'm sorry, but I don't think you're understanding the reason behind why you can miss more questions to get a 170+ on one test compared to another.

If one was scoring a 170 consistently, this person would/should score near a 170 regardless if the threshold was -8 or -12. The reason being is because the tests are created in a way to make the score band (a given range of a score; + or - X number of points that relates to a person's ability) of a test similar to that of other tests, regardless of the difficulty of that specific test.

In short, the test you take does not matter; you should score within your score band. The only test that could offer you some resistance to taking is the February test, since that test is undisclosed.

Good luck!

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby Cerebro » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:26 pm

ampm wrote:Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.



Everyone I know who took the test in December and again in June scored higher on the June test and also said it was somewhat easier. So, maybe there is some truth to this.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby relevantfactor » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:35 pm

Cerebro wrote:
ampm wrote:Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.



Everyone I know who took the test in December and again in June scored higher on the June test and also said it was somewhat easier. So, maybe there is some truth to this.


Or just more time to study and get familiar with the test.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby Cerebro » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:05 am

relevantfactor wrote:
Cerebro wrote:
ampm wrote:Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.



Everyone I know who took the test in December and again in June scored higher on the June test and also said it was somewhat easier. So, maybe there is some truth to this.


Or just more time to study and get familiar with the test.


Nothing gets past you...

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby dowu » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:36 am

Cerebro wrote:
relevantfactor wrote:
Cerebro wrote:
ampm wrote:Hello everyone,

I was researching about the lsat and I noticed a couple blog posts talking about how December LSAT allows you to miss more questions for a 170+ than the other exams and that June LSAT has the harshest threshold for missed questions compared with the other exams.

Just fyi, before people accuse me of trying to cut the corners, I am most likely taking the June 2013 lsat exam.

Just wanted to get your thoughts on the matter.



Everyone I know who took the test in December and again in June scored higher on the June test and also said it was somewhat easier. So, maybe there is some truth to this.


Or just more time to study and get familiar with the test.


Nothing gets past you...


Lol, I know your statement was prefaced with "maybe", but you were on the brink of establishing causation from correlation.

Nothing gets past me either. :mrgreen:

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby 09042014 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:46 am

The tests are equalized, they are all the same, give or take a bit of randomness.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby relevantfactor » Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:49 am

nmop_apisdn wrote:
Lol, I know your statement was prefaced with "maybe", but you were on the brink of establishing causation from correlation.

Nothing gets past me either. :mrgreen:


That honestly made me lol. The LSAT turns some :wink: people into logical Nazis...

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby dowu » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:14 am

relevantfactor wrote:
nmop_apisdn wrote:
Lol, I know your statement was prefaced with "maybe", but you were on the brink of establishing causation from correlation.

Nothing gets past me either. :mrgreen:


That honestly made me lol. The LSAT turns some :wink: people into logical Nazis...


:mrgreen:

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby ampm » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:55 am

Interesting. Thanks for the input guys!

Yea, I'm more constrained because of work/class issues so June LSAT it is.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby tomwatts » Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:25 pm

relevantfactor wrote:And also remember why LSAT has the "S" in it.

To stand for the word "school"? Huh?

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby relevantfactor » Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:07 pm

tomwatts wrote:
relevantfactor wrote:And also remember why LSAT has the "S" in it.

To stand for the word "school"? Huh?

Yes. I can't remember why I said that now that you point it out. Some bad joke.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby Joeshan520 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:57 pm

If anything i'd assume a more lenient curve would mean a more difficult exam if you eat ham with your uncle Sam. What do you think, OP? Too close to home?

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby ampm » Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:59 am

Joeshan520 wrote:If anything i'd assume a more lenient curve would mean a more difficult exam if you eat ham with your uncle Sam. What do you think, OP? Too close to home?


Yea makes sense. This is one of those cases where we should just focus on becoming the better test taker rather than cut corners.
easier qusetions harder curve and vice versa.

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Re: Taboo topic: Easy LSAT?

Postby M.M. » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:00 pm

relevantfactor wrote:
tomwatts wrote:
relevantfactor wrote:And also remember why LSAT has the "S" in it.

To stand for the word "school"? Huh?

Yes. I can't remember why I said that now that you point it out. Some bad joke.


LOL I read it and didn't get it at all, but figured it was typical over-my-head TLS speak / humor.




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