-11 Curve, September 2017 Waiter's Thread

What did you get?

Poll ended at Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:19 am

180-178
10
7%
177-175
15
11%
174-172
18
13%
171-169
21
15%
168-166
23
17%
165-160
27
20%
159-155
13
9%
154-150
7
5%
<150
4
3%
 
Total votes: 138

Leisreana
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Leisreana » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:36 pm

I got RC LR LG RC LR. Don't know which RC is experimental?

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Anon-e-miss
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Anon-e-miss » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:37 pm

I had minor timing issues on RC, but I don't necessarily think that the questions were more difficult than usual. I felt more rushed than usual though and didn't get to check over my work as extensively as I had hoped. Same with LR1

kugs
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby kugs » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:37 pm

RC (exp) - LR - LG - RC - LR

The experimental RC had the toughest comparative passage I've ever done imo. Judges was tough but the first one (not sure I'l allowed to post experimental topics?) was bananas. LG easy enough, although brain fog slowed me down.
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tzzzok
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby tzzzok » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:38 pm

Leisreana wrote:I got RC LR LG RC LR. Don't know which RC is experimental?


Real RC was rainforests, judges, Marx/Freud
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greenmusic97
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby greenmusic97 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:39 pm

kugs wrote:The experimental RC had the toughest comparative passage I've ever done imo. Judges was tough but the first one (not sure I'l allowed to post experimental topics?) was bananas. LG easy enough, although brain fog slowed me down.


Judges is real. The one with deforestation, Native Americans, Marx/Freud. It's all real.

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HesusChrist
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby HesusChrist » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:40 pm

greenmusic97 wrote:Someone with only 2 LR please confirm which LRs were real.... Aaaahhhhh.


26 was legit. Legit 25 had a question about used cars (hope this isn't against the rules)

tzzzok
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby tzzzok » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:41 pm

Anon-e-miss wrote:
OtisRedding24 wrote:Thanks god. Exp LG was so hard. I thought LR was medium and RC was hard.

Did you have Exp. LG first? That section right at the start had me thinking I needed to cancel my score lmao


That was so bad...I lost track of how many problems I had to brute force

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:42 pm

You can give the topics (used cars) but please don't describe the kind of game or passage (assumption/comparative/whatever etc.). Thanks. (For the record, this is based on TLS's understanding of what LSAC does and doesn't allow people to discuss, though I know it doesn't always seem logical.)

Leisreana
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Leisreana » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:44 pm

Is the real RC the one talking about planet formation?

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Mikey » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:50 pm

Which Lg was exp? Was the real Lg the one with the students and peformances??

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby tzzzok » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:50 pm

Leisreana wrote:Is the real RC the one talking about planet formation?



No, unfortunately


Just my thoughts:

RC -- medium
LR (25) -- hard
LR (26) -- medium
LG -- easy

greenmusic97
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby greenmusic97 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:51 pm

Leisreana wrote:Is the real RC the one talking about planet formation?


Nope. Rc has been posted already. Judges, Native Americans, rainforests.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby saf18hornet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:55 pm

I had a single RC section as my 5th section. The first 2 passages were okay but I took too long on the first passage. Then when that 3rd passage (judges candor), showed up I hated all of it. I didn't like any of the AC and sunk allllll my remaining time into it. I didn't even try to read the last passage, just did the fee questions on specific line and word references then penciled in guesses. I'm gonna guess I got the same score as June.

I had 3 RC, the 1st one seemed very difficult (25Q). The other two not so bad.

LG seemed fine to me, but one question tripped me off. I would guess that folks will worse on this LG than they are expecting.

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Facelessgod
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Facelessgod » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:57 pm

Did anyone that took the test today also take the June test? If so, how did it compare? Curious because I took June but ended up withdrawing from September. RC fucked me up in June and my main reason for withdrawing was to sort of "fool-proof" all of the RC passages.
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby chewinggum » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:57 pm

saf18hornet wrote:I had a single RC section as my 5th section. The first 2 passages were okay but I took too long on the first passage. Then when that 3rd passage (judges candor), showed up I hated all of it. I didn't like any of the AC and sunk allllll my remaining time into it. I didn't even try to read the last passage, just did the fee questions on specific line and word references then penciled in guesses. I'm gonna guess I got the same score as June.

I had 3 RC, the 1st one seemed very difficult (25Q). The other two not so bad.

LG seemed fine to me, but one question tripped me off. I would guess that folks will worse on this LG than they are expecting.

Did you have LR LG LR LR RC?

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby kugs » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 pm

Someone tell me to delete this if it's going too much into specifics, but I thought the LG was really interesting. I wrote less down than I normally would and finished with time, but I'm a little worried the open-endedness of it might have tripped me up.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby ilpsm » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:58 pm

Yikes.

RC smacked me around - must have spent too long on judges because I left half of them blank and moved onto the last passage once 5 minutes was called. Thank god that was an easy read but I'm sure I missed one or two just on account of having to finish the questions in 3 minutes.

LG was definitely the easier of the two for those saying they had an experimental. first two were so easy that I sped through them assuming there was a hellish one at the end. That never came.

had a very easy and a moderately hard 25Q LR - hoping the easy one was real, but it's not looking that way. The 26Q LR wasn't bad but definitely not as easy as one of my other two

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby saf18hornet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:59 pm

I suspect a -11 curve

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby saf18hornet » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:01 pm

chewinggum wrote:
saf18hornet wrote:I had a single RC section as my 5th section. The first 2 passages were okay but I took too long on the first passage. Then when that 3rd passage (judges candor), showed up I hated all of it. I didn't like any of the AC and sunk allllll my remaining time into it. I didn't even try to read the last passage, just did the fee questions on specific line and word references then penciled in guesses. I'm gonna guess I got the same score as June.

I had 3 RC, the 1st one seemed very difficult (25Q). The other two not so bad.

LG seemed fine to me, but one question tripped me off. I would guess that folks will worse on this LG than they are expecting.

Did you have LR LG LR LR RC?


Yes indeed

greenmusic97
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby greenmusic97 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:02 pm

saf18hornet wrote:I had a single RC section as my 5th section. The first 2 passages were okay but I took too long on the first passage. Then when that 3rd passage (judges candor), showed up I hated all of it. I didn't like any of the AC and sunk allllll my remaining time into it. I didn't even try to read the last passage, just did the fee questions on specific line and word references then penciled in guesses. I'm gonna guess I got the same score as June.

I had 3 RC, the 1st one seemed very difficult (25Q). The other two not so bad.

LG seemed fine to me, but one question tripped me off. I would guess that folks will worse on this LG than they are expecting.


Omg, the same order, and exactly the same reactions to everything. Judges was brutal. I read the last one super quickly, did the line questions, and just barely scanned the rest and chose what i thought sounded good.

That first LR was awful, agreed. Hoping it's experimental.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Gluteus » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:03 pm

So now that I have a pretty good understanding of what the real sections were:

First real LR: Feel good about this. Pretty sure I did no worse than -3 to -4. Finished with two minutes to spare.

LG: 0 Most likely scenario by far. Anything more than -2 would shock me. I never finished a LG section with 10 minutes left before. Wowzers

Second real LR (3rd LR overall): I don't know what to think about this one. Fatigue set in and I could feel myself not being able to think as clearly as usual. Furthermore I distinctly remember my mind going blank on the questions in the mid teens. Nevertheless, I recovered a bit and finished on time and never had to take a pure guess on any of the questions.

RC: Didn't seem super hard. I removed targeted RC drilling from my preparation in the weeks before the test. I feel as if this was a big mistake.


So I find myself in the situation of being extremely confident on the first sections and having no idea how I did on the later two. Subsequently a score of anywhere between 160-172 wouldn't shock me.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby Future Ex-Engineer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:04 pm

kugs wrote:Someone tell me to delete this if it's going too much into specifics, but I thought the LG was really interesting. I wrote less down than I normally would and finished with time, but I'm a little worried the open-endedness of it might have tripped me up.


LG is never open ended. that sounds like a bad deal

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby jgs » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:07 pm

For those that had 2 26LR sections, which questions did you have? I remember broccoli being on one? Sorry if that's too specific.

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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby tzzzok » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:08 pm

jgs wrote:For those that had 2 26LR sections, which questions did you have? I remember broccoli being on one? Sorry if that's too specific.


My 26 was jazz music and nuts contributing to weight gain

Also one about plant seeds & produce

Don't remember anything about broccoli
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Re: September 2017 Waiter's Thread

Postby RSolano » Sat Sep 16, 2017 2:08 pm

There were def several tough LR questions in each section, I had three sections of LR and found them all pretty equal (unlike what I'm hearing about the difficulty difference in LG sections for those who had it as an experimental).




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