The LSAT that Sabbath-observing test takers are given is different from the regular US/Canada test, so we have created this thread to minimize confusion as everyone gets together to talk about their test content.
Below, let us know more about your test, 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).
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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: The list below will be updated in real time as we learn more about the exam, and thus is neither official nor complete while the discussion is ongoing. 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.
Real Logic Games (not necessarily in order)
1. Items on sale at department store 2. 3 teaching assistants having to teach certain subjects (Psychology, Statistics, Macroeconomics etc.) 3. 4. 5 Artist and 5 musicians performing/displaying art together
Real Reading Comprehension (apparently in order)
1. Realism in movies and how musicals don’t fit with that 2. Indus River Valley civilization 3. Free will and blameworthiness in the legal system (Comparative) 4. Big Bang Theory and how it began (the environment in which it was created)
Real Logical Reasoning
Osteoporosis, dieting and exercise Strong computer passwords Indoor/outdoor restaurant seating Oysters Birds in a box vs nest Wood Pellet Stove Anti-theft device for cars The benefits of etiquette Athletes and PED Bonobos Monkeys Eating Leaves Tunnel Regular Mail/Express Mail Majestic Station Needs Tunnel Bota Dolphins Andy Warhol Brillo Pad Artwork England Warmer/Gulf Stream 500 families getting a medical self help book/500 families not getting one Bats with rabies Amazon/salt water fish Monarch butterflies
Experimental Logic Games
two violinist, one cellist, one piano player. There were 8 musicians?? I think 3 were violinist, 2 played cello & 2 played piano & one played both the violin and cello.
Trains #1-6 enter; North, south or west
Experimental Reading Comprehension
Experimental Logical Reasoning
Babies dropping things to control/manipulate parents
I remember what I had for section 1, 4 & 5. Not sure if 2 & 3 were LR-RC or RC then LR.
So, i had either LG-[rc?-lr?]-LR-LG or LG-[lr?-rc?]-LR-LG
REAL RC topics, not necessarily in this order, were: • Indus Valley - something about it previously being considered uninteresting, but recent discoveries show it's cool & major AF • Multiverse & Big Bang: how earth came to be • 1930 classical film genre vs. 1930 musical films being realistic or not. • comparative passage was on people not being in complete control of their actions so something about blame/blameworthiness being determined and punished using the law.
REAL LR • River flowing from amazon to Atlantic Ocean. Mountain range cut it off from the Pacific Ocean. Salt water fish / fresh water fish ancestor. • 500 people given a self help medical book, 500 people weren't. Those with the book dr visits declined 20%, those without dr visit remained the same. • Government or city building a majestic something? bridge? train station??? but also need to build something else for customer convenience -- maybe a tunnel ***that's all I remember. LR is a big blur.
LG - I had two. So idk which is real. • ONE GAME SECTION two violinist, one cellist, one piano player. There were 8 musicians?? I think 3 were violinist, 2 played cello & 2 played piano & one played both the violin and cello.
THE OTHER GAME SECTION • 5 Artist and 5 musicians performing/displaying art together.
Not sure which LG section: • Trains #1-6 enter; North, south or west.
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Real RC: 1) Inca civilization 2) If musicals fit in to general theory about classical era of American film 3) Comparative passage -- Free will and blameworthiness in legal system 4) Multiverse and entropy (Yes, another multiverse passage!)
There was one LG with i think 8 "slots" the first and fourth had to be the same, and the .... 3rd and 6th? Real or Fake?
neither LG were mindblowinlgy difficult, but i think struggled a little more on the real one. finished on time & felt ok-ish. don't think i bombed it, but it just wasn't a breeze like LG usually is for me. i think simply bc my real LG was my last section and i was just kinda fried by then?