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    Is it just me or are the Multiple-Choice questions in this book much harder than the kind of questions which actually feature in the LNAT?

    I did the LNAT sample on the website, and got 20. I did a practice paper in another LNAT book and scored 22. On the LNAT papers in this book I seem to be getting anything from 13 (?!!) to 15.

    Just wondering if I am the only one who has found this?
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    I suppose that is a problem that these different services that offer help for the LNAT face. They wouldn't make money if they simply used the practice test from the LNAT website. They only have an idea of the type of questions that are asked in the LNAT, not specifically how the different extracts are found. I'm even sure that over the years new style of questions have been added or at least weren't used in the first year when I sat the test.
    To answer your question, I too found Shepherds' practice tests more difficult than the actual LNAT test, but I think that in preparing for the LNAT you need all the practice tests that you can lay your hands on and so its still worthwhile.
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    It would hardly do for them to be easier, now, would it?
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    Exactly, you don't learn from something easy.
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    I borrowed that book from college for my LNAT, and to be honest, i didnt find i helpful in teh slightest. All it can do it get you used to the format of teh questions. It cant help you prepare any more than that as the questions on teh day will be so obscure.

    I'm positive im right when i say that one of the major points in unis using LNAT is the fact taht you cant prepare for it as you can for A levels etc. This way, they can test if you have teh skills they are looking for, and you can't fake it by doing hundreds of practice papers and becoming an expert at jumping through hoops, as most of us did with A levels.
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    That's what I have been saying for ages!!

    Queue super's rebuttal of "you can prepare!!!!!!" etc.
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    (Original post by seaspray)
    Is it just me or are the Multiple-Choice questions in this book much harder than the kind of questions which actually feature in the LNAT?

    I did the LNAT sample on the website, and got 20. I did a practice paper in another LNAT book and scored 22. On the LNAT papers in this book I seem to be getting anything from 13 (?!!) to 15.

    Just wondering if I am the only one who has found this?
    i have to agrre with u. it would appear as though, 'mastering the LNAT' is defintely harder than the real thing. i did the practise paper on the LNAT site and got 19. on my first test on the book, i got 8. its almost as though this book seeked to gather much more boring and more complex text.
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    (Original post by sirhappy)
    i have to agrre with u. it would appear as though, 'mastering the LNAT' is defintely harder than the real thing. i did the practise paper on the LNAT site and got 19. on my first test on the book, i got 8. its almost as though this book seeked to gather much more boring and more complex text.
    Victorian women's reading habits...voting habits of the elderly...something about a cannon...I think you will find that the extracts in the real test are more boring!
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    They make them deliberately boring and mundane to test if you can keep ur interest, as after all that reading at uni can be damn dull after a while.
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    (Original post by Lewis-HuStuJCR)
    They make them deliberately boring and mundane to test if you can keep ur interest, as after all that reading at uni can be damn dull after a while.
    perhaps so. there just seems to be like a golf between the boredom levels of the practise paper on the LNAT site and 'mastering the LNAT'.
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    perhaps you mean a gulf lol, im not being pedantic but it was pretty funny to read that particular type
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    (Original post by Lewis-HuStuJCR)
    perhaps you mean a gulf lol, im not being pedantic but it was pretty funny to read that particular type
    lol. hahaha
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    I also agree! What's more, the practice tests in Shepherd's book seem to increase with difficulty as you go along! I did the first practice test and got 26/42, by my third practice test I only scored 18/42! Perhaps I'm just not learning a single thing from practicing, or his tests are harder to begin with and increase in difficulty as you progress.
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    (Original post by Perks25)
    I also agree! What's more, the practice tests in Shepherd's book seem to increase with difficulty as you go along! I did the first practice test and got 26/42, by my third practice test I only scored 18/42! Perhaps I'm just not learning a single thing from practicing, or his tests are harder to begin with and increase in difficulty as you progress.
    This thread is 7 years old ^^
 
 
 

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