LSAT Diagnostic Details

CeRePa
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LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby CeRePa » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:47 pm

Hello everyone. I took my LSAT diagnostic timed about 2 hours ago and was wondering if any of you randomly filled in questions that you missed due to time constraints. I did not because I felt as if it would skew my true diagnostic...was I right to do so?

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Re: LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby Braydenslv » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:51 pm

Randomly bubbling in will affect your score and give you skewed information as to how well you knew the information. However, it might tell you about what score you'd get on the exam for real, since if you were taking it officially, you'd guess if you ran out of time as well. Try blind reviewing before you score your test to get to the answers you didn't have time to get to.

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Dr. Nefario
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Re: LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby Dr. Nefario » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:12 am

Honestly it would skew your score a bit if you got lucky but as was said above on test day your never leave any blank so randomly bubbling the extra is okay. It's just your diagnostic, so you'll learn time management! Good luck and welcome to TLS! :mrgreen:

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Re: LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby leslieknope » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:25 am

Usually when I PT and run out of time, I randomly bubble in, mark the guess, then do the question for real when I BR so I still get the learning value from it. I actually had to guess on one when I took the LSAT the first time and I ended up getting the guess right, so I mean, it is realistic.

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Re: LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby downbeat14 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:52 am

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Re: LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby CPAlawHopefu » Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:48 am

I was the same as you.

When I first took the diag. I was only able to complete 2/4 games, and were short by 3-4 questions on each section of LR. I focused more on finishing each problem right rather finishing every problem. So in the end, I ended up with around 20 total problems unanswered, which probably brought down my score at least by 2-3 points, assuming I got 20% correct (1/5 probability) if I had guessed on the real exam.

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Re: LSAT Diagnostic Details

Postby Smallville » Fri Jan 23, 2015 6:21 am

Braydenslv wrote:Randomly bubbling in will affect your score and give you skewed information as to how well you knew the information. However, it might tell you about what score you'd get on the exam for real, since if you were taking it officially, you'd guess if you ran out of time as well. Try before you score your test to get to the answers you didn't have time to get to.

its to see what how you would do without prep... if you took the real thing some hours ago(from OP) you would have done the same, so I would count it... unless you wouldn't guess like that if you ran out of time on the real thing, thats up to you to count it or not. The Diagnostic is more to see what you need to focus on rather than the actual score




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