DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS

When will scores be released?

December 29th (Monday) or earlier
35
16%
December 30th (Tuesday)
9
4%
December 31st (Wednesday)
8
4%
January 1st (Thursday)
14
6%
January 2nd (Friday)
115
51%
January 3rd (Saturday)
10
4%
January 4th (Sunday)
5
2%
January 5th (Monday, Official Due-by Date)
28
13%
 
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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby LeeAllen » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:03 am

Dirigo wrote:
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Dirigo wrote:
LeeAllen wrote:anybody know why they skip over certain scores on tests? as in, you can't score a 178 or whatnot

To both conform to the curve they set while keeping the distribution even. I do not know why they would skip a 178 over a 177 though. They probably try to keep the skipped numbers closest to the poles (120 and 180) to effect the least amount of test takers. They would never skip a 170 for instance.

I was under the impression that they do all the equating before the test is administered. Does the LSAC know before test day which (if any) scores they are going to skip? That wouldn't really seem to make sense since you can't really ensure an even distribution before the tests are taken

If it is equated beforehand, then I believe they know which scores will be skipped beforehand.
1% of test takers is 173+. They can't dedicate too many different raw scores to differentiate between such a small number of people. In September roughly 300 people got 173+. That's 300 people divided over 8 different scaled score options. That leaves about 38 people per 173+ score. If they skip a scaled score option, it's roughly 43 people per scaled option.
Should LSAT spend limited resources (# of questions) differentiating between those 5 people or spend limited resources effectively differentiating between 164 and 165, for instance?
Once your get over 176 and that super high territory, the distinction means little. 177 is pretty much the same as a 180 for admissions, so it is easy to skip a 179.

gotcha that makes sense. So it seems that they probably pick the numbers in that range arbitrarily then as long as its 172 or above? I just wonder how they do it, like do they just pick a number out of a hat? lol

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Postby adil91 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:04 am

LeeAllen wrote:
adil91 wrote:I think September's LR and LG were tougher than December's, while September's RC was easy as hell, and December's was medium-hard. 73's LR killed me and LR is my best section. I thought December's LR was wayy easier

yeah LR on december was substantially easier imo and I even thought that RC was much easier with maybe the exception of mexicans

LG wasn't bad just a little annoying especially game 4

I loved the Marcuse passage on the September test, it was right up my alley :mrgreen:

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Postby cavalier2015 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:06 am

How much do these test writers make? If biglaw doesn't work out..

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:07 am

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:10 am

:mrgreen:
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Postby cavalier2015 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:12 am

Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil.

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Postby LeeAllen » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:12 am

adil91 wrote:
LeeAllen wrote:
adil91 wrote:I think September's LR and LG were tougher than December's, while September's RC was easy as hell, and December's was medium-hard. 73's LR killed me and LR is my best section. I thought December's LR was wayy easier

yeah LR on december was substantially easier imo and I even thought that RC was much easier with maybe the exception of mexicans

LG wasn't bad just a little annoying especially game 4

I loved the Marcuse passage on the September test, it was right up my alley :mrgreen:

haha yeah i actually loved the stealing the thunder passage from december. I'm in mock trial and we do that all the time so it was a familiar topic

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Postby GreenTee » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:13 am

cavalier2015 wrote:Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil genius.

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:14 am

:mrgreen:
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Postby GreenTee » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:15 am

Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil.

Nah. All the questions are really well-crafted. I definitely respect the writers immensely.

Eta: scooped by GT

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Postby adil91 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:15 am

LeeAllen wrote:
adil91 wrote:
LeeAllen wrote:
adil91 wrote:I think September's LR and LG were tougher than December's, while September's RC was easy as hell, and December's was medium-hard. 73's LR killed me and LR is my best section. I thought December's LR was wayy easier

yeah LR on december was substantially easier imo and I even thought that RC was much easier with maybe the exception of mexicans

LG wasn't bad just a little annoying especially game 4

I loved the Marcuse passage on the September test, it was right up my alley :mrgreen:

haha yeah i actually loved the stealing the thunder passage from december. I'm in mock trial and we do that all the time so it was a familiar topic

That was pretty interesting too, I think I got all the questions right on that passage, the last two passages were a pain in the ass and I only had 15 mins between the two :|

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:16 am

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Postby cavalier2015 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:16 am

Stealing Thunder and perfume were real fun to read (answering the questions, not so much). I thought the free will comparative was alright too. The Mexican passage sucked

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby Bravo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:16 am

Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil.

Nah. All the questions are really well-crafted. I definitely respect the writers immensely.


Maybe except for that one guy who thought the Han Purple question was a good idea

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Postby GreenTee » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:18 am

Bravo wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil.

Nah. All the questions are really well-crafted. I definitely respect the writers immensely.


Maybe except for that one guy who thought the Han Purple question was a good idea

The fact that the question sucked so much is proof that it was created by a superior mind.

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:18 am

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby cavalier2015 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:19 am

Bravo wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil.

Nah. All the questions are really well-crafted. I definitely respect the writers immensely.


Maybe except for that one guy who thought the Han Purple question was a good idea


Or the people who thought the long ass questions towards the end of the LR section was a good idea

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:20 am

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Postby Rigo » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:21 am

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby cavalier2015 » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:21 am

Dirigo wrote:I'll be interested to look over the test questions next week.
I will probably wait a month or so cuz fml


I'll probably never open the questions again in my life

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Re: DECEMBER 2014 WAITERS (Score Release Poll is up!!)

Postby LeeAllen » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:22 am

Bravo wrote:
Dirigo wrote:
cavalier2015 wrote:Those who write these questions are truly the epitome of evil.

Nah. All the questions are really well-crafted. I definitely respect the writers immensely.


Maybe except for that one guy who thought the Han Purple question was a good idea

lol that question was a bit trippy.

I struggled a bit on the trained dogs question




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