0:00 – Intro. Jon and Dave get caught up after both recently starting to reintegrate into some semblance of a social life, and Offspring’s classic line “gotta keep ‘em separated” previews today’s topic.
4:50 – This week in the LSAT world. Reminders about the August LSAT coming up, including date/time sign-up info. Make sure to register for our August LSAT Crystal Ballwebinar coming up on 7/25 with Dave and Jon! This is a live session only, with the recording only being provided to our course and tutoring package students.
The LSAT Scoring Scale
12:03 – What does “scoring scale” mean? Why is it used?
18:50 – How is a raw score converted into a scaled score?
27:42 – Why do tests have different conversion charts/curves?
Scoring Scale Myths and Misconceptions
32:54 – “Every test is interchangeable and has the same curve.” Additional reading
39:58 – “The curve depends entirely on how people that took the same test performed on your test day.”
46:31 – “The curve is predictable by test date or time of year.”
50:56 – “The curve is a predictor of how you, or any individual, will perform.”
59:00 – “The curve is proportional from top to bottom.”
1:08:46 – “Having one really hard section or question/game/passage will make a huge difference on the overall test scale.”
1:12:53 – “If you get a really hard LSAT, you have terrible luck.”
1:21:11 – Outro.