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# September 2016 Curve Prediction

Legacy Member
edited September 2016 138 karma
I thought I'd make a thread about possible curves for the exam. What do 7Sagers think?
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• Alum Member
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I do not know what this is. They curve the score?? (taking in dec)
• Alum Member
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-13 for a 170
• Alum Inactive ⭐
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@lsatblitz Oh man, if ONLYYYYYYYY. I'm less optimistic - I'm thinking -10/-11
• Alum Member
edited September 2016 23929 karma
-12 is my prediction.

ETA: Complete conjecture based off of what others have told me. I didn't take the test.
• Alum Member
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Same here, didn't take the test but from what I've heard: RC same as 78, LG harder because of last game, and LR very easy. So thinking -11,-12
• Alum Inactive Sage Inactive ⭐
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-10/-11. Would've gone -9, because of the easy 3 LG, but the last game did have six questions, as opposed to the normal five for weird games. Also, it seems LSAC is straying away from the extreme curves, both low and high, though I could be off on that.
• Legacy Member
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@esteerose We are trying to predict what the maximum number of wrong answers for 170s is.
• Alum Member
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@blah170blah said:
Oh man, if ONLYYYYYYYY. I'm less optimistic - I'm thinking -10/-11
I feel good about the curve. This test had harder RC and games than 77, and that one got a -12. I felt like 78 was a walk in the park compared to this last one, and 78 got a -11.

Sticking to my -13 prediction.
• Alum Member Inactive ⭐
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I feel like the most notable takeaway from 78 was clay tablets and some tricky LR questions.

Seems like a lot of people were tripped up by the lacquer passage and obviously the virus game was a curveball. True, LR seemed pretty straight forward but there were still some curve breakers.

My guess is -12 but definitely hope for -13
• Alum Member
edited September 2016 382 karma
@yimei So, my sort-of-not-very-high PT score might be higher on the day of the real test... if everyone does really bad on the December LSAT?
• Legacy Member
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@esteerose said:
So, my sort-of-not-very-high PT score might be higher on the day of the real test... if everyone does really bad on the December LSAT?
Yea. LSAT score is based on your percentile among the test-takers
• Legacy Member Sage
edited October 2016 2301 karma
@esteerose Yes, but the curve is pre-determined based on when the September test was given as an experimental in past LSAT administrations
• Alum Member
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-13
• Legacy Member Sage
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-13 seems fair
• Legacy Member Sage
edited October 2016 2301 karma
Daniel I love you, but I so hope you are wrong.
• Alum Inactive Sage Inactive ⭐
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@Daniel.Sieradzki We all want me to be wrong! I could of course argue people are overemphasizing the degree of difficulty, hoping they receive a generous curve, but it could just as easily be argued that I'm unconsciously preparing for the worse and predicting a low curve as a result.

Still, I would be shocked beyond all belief if it were that high. We're in PT 72 territory at that point.

Let's hope I'm way off on this one.
• Yearly Member Sage 🍌
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I had a dream last night that it was -9, lol.
• Alum Member
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@"Cant Get Right" thats a cruel, cruel thing to say/dream about. worst nightmare i have ever heard of
• Alum Member
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• Legacy Member Inactive ⭐
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@"Dillon A. Wright" DON'T SAY THAT
• Alum Member
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@BruiserWoods said:
DON'T SAY THAT
THAT WASN'T ME
• Legacy Member Inactive ⭐
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@"Dillon A. Wright" lol jk u right

@"Cant Get Right" DON'T SAY THAT
• Yearly Member Sage 🍌
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I just dreamed it @BruiserWoods . @danielznelson is the one saying it for real real.
• Alum Member
edited October 2016 139 karma
-13/-14. They gave 71 a -14 curve and I didn't even feel it was that difficult.

79 felt like they took the RC of 78 and LG of 77 and put them together along with an insanely tough LR2. LR1 was alright (3/5 on the difficulty scale)
• Yearly Member Sage 🍌
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-13/-14. They gave 71 a -14 curve and I didn't even feel it was that difficult.
See, this is what I'm talking about!
• Legacy Member
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Spivey said -13 and Killoran said -12, so that has to be a good sign
• Yearly Member Sage 🍌
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Spivey said -13 and Killoran said -12, so that has to be a good sign
That's definitely a good sign @LibertyKoko ! What did they base those predictions on, if you wouldn't mind elaborating?
• Alum Member Inactive ⭐
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@LibertyKoko where can I find the Spivey article?
• Legacy Member
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@"Ron Swanson" said:
where can I find the Spivey article?
• Legacy Member Inactive ⭐
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@"Ron Swanson" its on Spivey's Twitter. I already tweeted him. Stay tuned for updates.
• Alum Inactive Sage Inactive ⭐
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• Yearly Member Sage 🍌
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It's not that we hate you @danielznelson . It's that your reasoning makes us confused and scared, lol.
• Alum Member
edited October 2016 690 karma
Idk much about the curve but this is great news. Means my score will be even higher. Scholarships await
• Legacy Member
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@"Cant Get Right" Powerscore’s prediction was based on: “ I estimate it based on numerous test reports I receive that evaluate difficulty. Cancels seem normal thus far, fyi.”
• Yearly Member Sage 🍌
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Cool, thanks for that @yimei !
• Member
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-15 lol
• Member
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And how accurate has Spivey been in the past?