At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

sighsigh
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At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

Postby sighsigh » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:34 am

Modern as in significantly harder. Was it at the same time dual passages were introduced (June 2007), or before then?

I just want to know for PTing purposes.

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Re: At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

Postby bp shinners » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:21 pm

sighsigh wrote:Modern as in significantly harder. Was it at the same time dual passages were introduced (June 2007), or before then?

I just want to know for PTing purposes.

Thanks


It's not that the modern passages are significantly harder - they're about the same as the old ones; it's more that they tweaked the questions to be more precise, along the lines of Logical Reasoning. I think June 2007 is a pretty good line for when you can get stuff that's "modern", though the older passages are still fantastic practice and you should in no way ignore them because they're not "relevant" - they are.

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wtrc
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Re: At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

Postby wtrc » Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:37 pm

In some ways, I think the recent ones are actually easier- less theoretical and all that...

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Re: At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

Postby ws81086n » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:44 pm

Seems to be a common opinion that older RC is substantially easier, but this is an exaggeration. It is easier, but not by as big a margin as is claimed. Seems to me like there are more gimme sections, several of which come from the PT's in the teens, but there are more than enough challenging sections to make up for it.

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Re: At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

Postby Theopliske8711 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:45 pm

I would say the difference between the older and more recent RCs for me is -2... which is extensive.

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Re: At what PT does RC become 'modern?'

Postby LSAT Hacks (Graeme) » Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:02 pm

I agree with BP shinners. June 2007 is also the first test that uses the A/B comparative reading passage.

Chronologically, June 2007 was in between LSATs 51 and 52, so LSATs 52 onwards are likewise modern.




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