50's and Higher LR vs Earlier LR

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50's and Higher LR vs Earlier LR

Postby ws81086n » Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:21 pm

Seems to be a consensus that LR in the 50's and higher is a bit more tricky. How much more tricky? Is a LR score in the 40's really less representative to any appreciable extent?

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Re: 50's and Higher LR vs Earlier LR

Postby CyanIdes Of March » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:03 am

I don't really agree with that. I've been doing about the same (-0 to -2) on 50s as I did before hand. The first 10 - 20 PTs have some noticeably weird questions but since then it's all pretty standard.

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Re: 50's and Higher LR vs Earlier LR

Postby DSman » Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:48 am

I thought the consensus was that the newer LR was actually more clear and somewhat easier? Honestly, I haven't found all that much difference. The newer tests seem somewhat easier for LR but its not much. I would say that if you are doing good on the pre 50s LR, you would also do well on the ones after.

You should take a look at a few of the new ones though just to be sure.


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Re: 50's and Higher LR vs Earlier LR

Postby dba415 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:46 pm

I tend to miss the same amount (-2 to -4) but I think the newer ones take longer. I tend to finish most the old ones in 28 minutes or so

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Re: 50's and Higher LR vs Earlier LR

Postby Nat Sherman » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:11 pm

They're definitely trickier in the higher numbers that the entire question will rely on one word. Start to be a lot more careful in terms of the word choice that they pick, because you understanding of THE law vs A law can make or break a question.

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