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New post 19 Mar 2007, 08:44
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Regarding the LSAT, your ability to do well will depend a lot on how fast you read. The LSAT has 2 CR sections and 1 RC section, plus a logic games section. The CR and RC on the LSAT are generally harder than those on the GMAT, but more importantly, they take much more time to get through. I can tell you from personal experience that I finished the GMAT verbal section with about 20 minutes to spare, got a perfect score (more or less) in the section, and felt I had plenty of time to work slowly through the entire section. On the LSAT, I had work as fast as I could, and generally finished each section with just a minute or two to spare. I recall reading (years ago) a stat that 95% of LSAT test-takers must guess during the exam because they don't have the time to read each question fully. I believe the exam is set up in this way because law school calls for a lot of reading, comprehension and analysis and those that read write faster have a distinct advantage both in law school and on the job.

The logic games section of the LSAT is generally considered to be the toughest. For me, it was always the most time intensive. I could finish the other sections with 1-2 minutes to spare generally (I'm a very fast reader), but I always found myself going 1-2 minutes over on the games section. I think most people would probably need to spend a good amount of time to prepare specifically for this section. For reference, I had basically the same percentile score on the GMAT and LSAT.

The entire point of this post was to get you away from the dogs for a few minutes and back on the board. Glanced at the first ten official LSAT tests and indeed was taken aback by the content. Definately not child's play.

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New post 19 Mar 2007, 09:04
For people with stronger skills in math than in verbal, the LSAT is definitely a more difficult test. A lot of people who take the LSAT don't even finish or have to randomly guess because they run out of time - not just on the Logic Games sections, but on all of the sections. I don't think think that as many people taking the GMAT have the same problem.

There are four different logic "games" in the Logic Games section of the test. When I took the LSAT before I went to law school, during a break I remember hearing a fellow test-taker complaining about how he didn't even get to 2 of them.

The LSAT is a longer test than the GMAT and I sure wouldn't retake that test now. I was mentally exhausted after the LSAT. I was tired after the GMAT, but it wasn't the same feeling.
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