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September 23, 2017 Florida Make-Up Test Takers Discussion

Jon Denning
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UPDATE: Today's make-up LSAT in Florida used the same test form that many international test takers received earlier this week. Full discussion of that test here: viewtopic.php?t=15254

LSAC sent an email on Wednesday, September 20th to registrants in Florida whose test centers were closed due to Hurricane Irma, offering them the option of taking a make-up exam on Saturday, September 23rd. The test will be given just like a regular LSAT where students wishing to attend must arrive that morning by at least 8:30 am and have all of the required paperwork: government-issued ID, admission ticket, etc.

The test will be nondisclosed (the same as February LSATs) so you will only receive a score and a percentile, not a copy of the test itself. This means that the LSAT given will likely be a nondisclosed test administered previously, either as a past-year February test or one used for international or Sabbath-observer test takers.

The cancellation window is a bit shorter than normal, as well, with applicants wishing to cancel required to do so by 3 pm EST Wednesday, 9/27.

If you are a Florida make-up test taker, let us know more about your test below, including questions and topics that you remember, section order, and overall impressions (difficulty, uniqueness/familiarity, odd elements, etc). With that information we will begin listing which LG/RC/LR questions were real and which were known to be experimental (for more information on determining the Experimental section, please read: The Experimental Section Explained).

When you post, please also indicate where you took the LSAT, and then follow the posting guidelines (and other considerations) provided here!

This information can help you determine whether to keep or cancel your score (although these days you rarely should cancel since only your highest score matters). For more assistance on making that decision, please visit: The Ultimate LSAT Scoring Guide: Should You Keep or Cancel?

Per LSAC policies, you are allowed to discuss LSAT question topics and difficulty in general. For example, this means you can identify a game by name and discuss whether you thought it was difficult. You cannot talk about specific answer choices, however. So, "The Water Tubes game was difficult for me" is fine; "the answer to the first three questions was A in that game" is not acceptable.

Note: If you are considering cancelling based on the details provided here, give this thread a day or two so that we can make sure all of the information is accurate.

Scored Sections

    Real Logic Games (not necessarily in order)

      1. Long and Short Video Games (or possibly tv commercials?)
      2. Assigning People to Apartments (people with and without pets)
      3. Assigning employees to Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning, Friday afternoon
      4. Juarez?


    Real Reading Comprehension (not necessarily in order)

      1. Bankruptcy Law
      2. Genetic Diversity of Crops / Indigenous Heirloom
      3. Public Funding for the Arts / Subsidy (Comparative Reading)
      4. Sandslides/Sandstorms, Rock Layers, and Fossils


    Real Logical Reasoning

      * disagree question about how to combat bad/harmful opinions and public expression
      * mistaken reversal about successful films
      * weird question about fresh okra and seafood gumbo
      * radiating heating or cooling floors in luxury hotels and humidity
      * insecticide and gardens
      * lime and lake


Experimental Sections

    Experimental Reading Comprehension

      * Vera Brittain, Pacifist/Activist
      * Homo sapiens/homo erectus
      * Contracts with Native American businesses that have immunity
      * Quantum Field Theory (Comparative Reading)







North American LSAT Information

See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15253&p=39714
Jon Denning
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Congrats to all of those who tested today! Let us know how it went!
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Big update here guys! Today's test in Florida was the same form given to many international test takers earlier this week!

Here is the info we have on that test, taken from viewtopic.php?t=15254

Information from a test taker in Cairo, Egypt on 9/16.

LR
- disagree question about how to combat bad/harmful opinions and public expression
- mistaken reversal about successful films
- weird question about fresh okra and seafood gumbo

RC
- Heirloom crops
- fossils of vertebrate and sandstorms and clay
- bankruptcy laws

LG
- musicians in seven spots: guitarist violinist singer
- movies in theatre 1 and 2 at 3, 5, 7, and 9pm

LR
- radiating heating or cooling floors in luxury hotels and humidity
- insecticide and gardens
- lime and lake

LG
- Feingold LKHMJuarez, can't remember any other details
- apartment 1 2 and 3 with 5 tenants, pet and non pet owners
- employee orientations on Wednesday afternoon, Friday morning and afternoon with someone named Phan



That second LG section was real today.
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