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What significant differences, if any, are there between older and newer tests??

in General 242 karma

Im considering buying extra "newer" tests to practice on.

Input appreciated.



  • cooljon525-1-1cooljon525-1-1 Alum Member
    917 karma

    I thought the RC got harder

  • noonawoonnoonawoon Alum Member
    3481 karma

    Introduction of comparative reading passages

  • Adam Z. XieAdam Z. Xie Alum Member
    127 karma

    RCs are harder while LGs are "easier" because the newer games are more consistent due to the exclusion of many miscellaneous games.

    It is realistic to have LGs down to -1/-0 if you study correctly (e.g. foolproof).

  • Mike_RossMike_Ross Monthly Member Sage
    2978 karma

    I feel like the LR got more nuanced, and although the same types of cookie cutter flaws were used, they were more dressed up and required more finesse to get to. Sufficient Assumption also became less cookie cutter. Some required you to make extra inferences that the LSAT writers presume you should know

    RC definitely got harder. Questions are also more nuanced and you don’t always get your “slam dunk that’s the right AC” type of choices. You may find yourself having to pick between 2

  • get that 173get that 173 Alum Member
    122 karma

    I agree with Mike Ross. LR definitely feels more nuanced. Maybe LSAC knows most people are familiar with cookie cutter types, so they try to give you flaws/weaken/strengthens that are unique and they design the trap answers so that if you misread you'll think this is a cookie cutter type but it actually isn't

  • umich101umich101 Alum Member
    edited November 2019 364 karma

    On that note - Is this difference substantial or say, a few questions difference?

    aka, should we not be taking the scores we are getting on early PT's as too representative, esp. if the RC is one of the stronger areas?

  • clear227clear227 Monthly Member
    350 karma

    They have those new "evaluate the argument" questions for LR.

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