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September 8th, 2018 LSAT Information and Discussion

Dave Killoran
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thesamasaurus wrote:Thanks! I was thinking 1 was experimental for me but wasnt certain, but this seems increasingly likely based on others posts. Good to know about this possibility tho


Most likely it was 1 for you then :-D
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Yes, I believe these 2 descriptions describe the same game on my real section.

Dave Killoran wrote:Question:

LSAC likes to use similar sounding topics within each section, which can make it tough to determine which game you are talking about. Is this description: "Placing employees in different departments, Organization, Retail, or Visitors with GMFKHL," the same as the real LG identified as, "Assigning people for staffing 3 booths/stands?"

Thanks!
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I had LR-RC-LR-LR-LG. Based on what I'm seeing my first LR seemed experimental, but am not certain.

There was a question about elephant ivory and permitting countries to sell it. was early in the first LR section. Anyone know if that was part of the experimental?

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Does anyone remember how many questions the LAST RC passage on plates had? I think I might have mis-bubbled that one.
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mightethor12 wrote:Does anyone remember how many questions the LAST RC passage on plates had? I think I might have mis-bubbled that one.


I believe 6 is the number I heard.
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Dave Killoran wrote:
mightethor12 wrote:Does anyone remember how many questions the LAST RC passage on plates had? I think I might have mis-bubbled that one.


I believe 6 is the number I heard.


Well, there goes -2. Damn.
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Here's another experimental RC passage to add to the list!

- 1700 Cascadia earthquake - earthquake, tsunami, failure of scientists to incorporate data from the verbal histories of indigenous peoples, Japan, "orphan tsunami", cedar trees killer by salt water ("ghost forest"), the cedar trees were submerged suddenly (when the land suddenly sunk) rather than gradually, quotes by tribal chief, tribe (can't remember the name of it) completely wiped out/drowned when the earthquake hit.

(I remember so much detail about the passage because it was pulled nearly 100% from a 2015 article in the NYT: "The Really Big One." https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one. I'd happened to read the article before, and the main point of it (though not referenced in the part they pulled for RC passage) was that another giant earthquake like the one in 1700 is inevitable and when it happens the majority of CA, OR and WA will basically break off into the sea and everyone will die. I live in CA, so it was a pretty memorable article.)


*Oh and my order was: RC(real) - LR - RC(experimental) - LG - LR
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normal_username wrote:Here's another experimental RC passage to add to the list!

- 1700 Cascadia earthquake - earthquake, tsunami, failure of scientists to incorporate data from the verbal histories of indigenous peoples, Japan, "orphan tsunami", cedar trees killer by salt water ("ghost forest"), the cedar trees were submerged suddenly (when the land suddenly sunk) rather than gradually, quotes by tribal chief, tribe (can't remember the name of it) completely wiped out/drowned when the earthquake hit.

(I remember so much detail about the passage because it was pulled nearly 100% from a 2015 article in the NYT: "The Really Big One." https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/07/20/the-really-big-one. I'd happened to read the article before, and the main point of it (though not referenced in the part they pulled for RC passage) was that another giant earthquake like the one in 1700 is inevitable and when it happens the majority of CA, OR and WA will basically break off into the sea and everyone will die. I live in CA, so it was a pretty memorable article.)


*Oh and my order was: RC(real) - LR - RC(experimental) - LG - LR


Nice reference! I had just added that to the list about 10 minutes ago, but I'll add some detail to it now :-D
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Not that it matters much, but I believe it was actually Monroe who won by the landslide.
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SamSachsDE wrote:Did anyone use templates for the games? I didn't see any opportunities jump out at me while taking the test.


I realized too late that the 4th game could have benefited from templates due to the limited options for one of the elements that couldn't go 4th, 1st or 2nd. I was fried by the 5th section, I really wish LG had been 2nd :(