Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby bouakedojo » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:20 pm

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby TheLuckyOne » Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:22 pm

bouakedojo wrote:
TheLuckyOne wrote:
bouakedojo wrote:
TheLuckyOne wrote:Revised PT 20, comparative reading screws me all the time (I took it twice already).


What is this PT 20 comparative passage you speak of?


Law. I can't remember exactly, wanted to provide you with the link to the test (it was free on LSAC's website), but it's not there anymore. Weird :shock: That's the only one I've found, and it's not revised (http://www.lsac.org/pdfs/test.pdf).

If you want to, I can send you one.


No it was more curiosity than anything. I thought I had done all the comparative passages.

I am still waiting for hopefully good results. :D


Hopefully... :D

EDIT: I've found it (http://s3.amazonaws.com/minglebox-file/ ... d918f7.pdf).

Mods, this test was on LSAC's website not too long ago(in fact, the original version is still there), so I figured it's Ok to post the link, if not, feel free to remove it. The only difference between them is that LSAC replaced ordinary law passage with the comparative one.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Borhas » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:11 pm

Critical Legal Studies, if anyone remembers that one

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby lawlover829 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:13 pm

Borhas wrote:Critical Legal Studies, if anyone remembers that one


this wasn't that bad (it was hard) but not as hard as riddled basins.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Sky'stheLimit » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:17 pm

Far and away, Willa Cather!

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby lawlover829 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:18 pm

Satoren wrote:Far and away, Willa Cather!


i hated this one

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Richard Rorty » Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:48 am

the question is: will any of sept 09's passages join this list once we get our scores back?

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby MSUPHL » Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:57 am

pre-law wrote:Social Science:[/b] Political Science, Economics, Communication, Linguistics, and Philosophy passages

- Ronald Dworkin and Legal Positivism vs Morality (PT 35)


I took a class that we read Dworkin and his opponents. On that practice test I remember getting perfect on the Dworkin passage and thinking damn why cant all RC be this easy...RC was my toughest section usually getting ~-3-7.... Weird how people perceive different sections as hardest.

For me it was always about art or music since I just have absolutely no interest in these subjects.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Fancy Pants » Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:07 am

MSUPHL wrote:I took a class that we read Dworkin and his opponents. On that practice test I remember getting perfect on the Dworkin passage and thinking damn why cant all RC be this easy...RC was my toughest section usually getting ~-3-7.... Weird how people perceive different sections as hardest.


Exact same thing happened to me with the Dworkin passage, except if I remember correctly, I hadn't just read about Dworkin (I'm sure many people have), but I'm pretty sure the reading sample was from a book I read last semester for my Philosophy of Law class. It was extremely familiar feeling.

Riddled basins broke my soul. It was a month and a half ago - maybe two months ago - that I did it, and I still haven't recovered.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Quatrain » Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:45 am

pre-law wrote:What are the hardest reading comprehension passages you guys have come across? I'm trying to put a comprehensive list of the top 10 or so. I would also like to classify them by hardest Reading Comprehension for all of the 4 categories (humanities, science, law, social science). The 10 hardest passages I've ever come across were:

Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math passages
- Maize Corn (PT 49)
- Riddled Basins of Attraction (PT 50)
- Brain Recognition of Carbohydrate Consumption (PT 12)

Social Science:
Political Science, Economics, Communication, Linguistics, and Philosophy passages
- Risk-Taking in International Relations (PT 37)
- Ronald Dworkin and Legal Positivism vs Morality (PT 35)
- Hippocratic Oath (PT 45)
- Code Switching among Puerto Rican Americans (PT 43)

Humanities: Literature, Visual Art, Performing Art, and Architecture passages
- Maxine Kingston and the Chinese Talk-Story (PT 55)
- Willa Cather (PT 57)

Law passages
- Gray Marketing (PT8)



I agree about the code switching one and Willa Cather but you really thought grey marketing was tough?

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby rowdyreptile » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:00 pm

I hate the maize passage too, in fact I just did really poorly on it (AGAIN) and this post made me feel a little better :D

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby ram jam » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:03 pm

Parallel Computing :(

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby mpj_3050 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:14 pm

I agree that the talk-story on October 2008 was a bitch. That question about which one of the following is most analogous/cotton weaving was a pain.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Shaggier1 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:17 pm

Parasites, anyone?

And copyright (PT 58)

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby tintin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:53 pm

the fractals on june 09 sucked pretty hard. willa was def not so good either......

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby letsrun » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:15 am

Why was there such anguish over 58's RC passages?

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby nightlight » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:36 am

The Bramble Bush by Karl Llewellyn has got to be the driest legal reading of all time. My section was assigned to read it three times over the course of the semester and it's just torture.

http://www.amazon.com/Bramble-Bush-Clas ... 0195368452

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby abbas123 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:41 am

Did they ever include it on the LSAT?

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby jeeptiger09 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:58 am

Definitely riddled basins and Chinese talk story (missed the entire tone of passage = fml).

Don't think any Sept 09 will be added. If there is one, I guess it would be constitutional law, but it wasn't that tough, just took me longer than usual to get through

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby abbas123 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:23 pm

i still can't figure out riddled basins. couldn't find anything about it in the forum can someone PLEASE tell me whats it about? thanks

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby keg411 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:32 pm

abbas123 wrote:i still can't figure out riddled basins. couldn't find anything about it in the forum can someone PLEASE tell me whats it about? thanks


I had like no time left on the PT where I had riddled basins and had to skim it. I got the questions right. The basic point was, that everything is random.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby abbas123 » Fri Oct 16, 2009 4:59 pm

thanks if thats all it was tho i dont see why they had to write it so confusingly

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby lakerfanimal » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:45 am

lawduder wrote:There was one about "group think" or something that I found particularly difficult... can't remember the PT


This is the only one out of the ones people have listed that I think was really hard. For me 51 is probably the hardest as a whole section.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby chooch » Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:48 am

i just took pt 37 with the "risk" passage today.... that was epic fail.

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Re: Hardest Reading Comprehension Passages?

Postby Matteliszt » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:44 am

$^%#ing Chinese talk story bullshit.....




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