georgie2006 wrote:I feel like the most recent PTs (70 and up) have, with regard to LR, easier stimulus (ie. the arguments are very clear and you can identify the assumptions, conclusion, premises without delay), but they have more attractive incorrect answer choices, especially under strict, timed conditions. The answer choices are responsible for my current hair loss lol.
But older PTs, with regard to LR, have really convoluted, and sometimes ambiguous, stimulus. But the answer choices are very easy to eliminate.
The RC passages are very similar to the RC passages in the first 5 PTs.
I've been saying this for a while. Totally agree. It seems like the older ones are so wordy and convoluted and that the newer ones are more straightforward. I'm much better at eliminating answer choices than I am trying to really parse through a bunch of crap. While on the whole the answer choices from the earlier ones seem to be easily eliminated, it's a little harder to do that if you have to try and parse through all of the stimulus and then go into the answers not 100% confident in what you're looking for. Although I do remember many times there being questions with one or two answer choices that were really hard to figure out from the early PTs. Not to mention the language of some of the older ones are somewhat strange, and some of the questions are difficult to figure out exactly what they're asking. As a side note, I'd love to know LSAC's trends and the reasons behind them.