As Saturday's LSAT concludes, test takers naturally wonder what to make of their experience, and are eager to hear more about the experiences of others. To aid in that, this thread allows you to provide information and feedback about the September LSAT, and will serve as a one-stop repository for all of the details that PowerScore is able to collect on the test.
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 outlining 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).
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. Weekly Electronics Sales 2. Editing textbooks (linguistics, Russian, zoology, macroeconomics) 3. Assigning people for staffing 3 booths/stands (Organization, Retail, or Visitor) 4. Artist and musician pairings
Real Reading Comprehension (in what should be the correct order)
1. Supreme court housing decision / Shelley v Kraemer / 14th amendment 2. Botai people and domesticating horses 6,000 years ago 3. Opera (comparative) 4. Plate tectonics / Subduction
This is the same section that appeared as the real RC on the December 2017 Sabbath observer test.
Real Logical Reasoning
Doctors, drugs and psychiatrists (if they need to be medical doctors with years of training) Honeybee v bumblebee and pollinating cranberries Percentage of cat and dog households with university grads Monroe won by a landslide Park cafe shutting down Dumping waste into river Nature reserve Birds hanging outside the reserve Researchers studying dolphins and electric waves/pulses Housing development with old buildings and new apartments Fairy rings / termites Dinosaurs and birds (archaeologists found a composite fossil) Fish hatcheries Effect of raising minimum wage on overall economy of a specific country Kindness and disliking Monkeys and humans being able to tell things from pictures Bird lovers and bird feeders Social media use and moods Bank loans with interest rates Spike in sulfur dioxide (or some such chemical) in the atmosphere of Venus Solar winds on Jupiter Ecosystem and pollution on Mars Lower back pain Ancient cart/hand tracks on Malta Electric transmission power line with wind and temperature Plato Cashier giving back an extra dollar to the customer 3 month study of aerobics and weight lifting Sugar vs aspartame and developing a taste for sweets Advertising campaigns for single vs. multiple demographic groups Triglycerides and heart disease Self conscious people and disrespect Positive disease/virus testing results Servicing computers from ProCor Maximum/minimum 50x CEO wage Salmon/trout eating shrimp
Experimental Logic Games
Public Utilities Children's video game with three levels People to work shifts Vet visits of certain animals Placing stores, restaurants, and offices in a building Employees reporting to finance committee and oversight (operations?) committee
Experimental Reading Comprehension
Neil DeGrasse Tyson essay (Big Bang Theory?) The UN Discussion/Criticism of a Kafka’s work (CR) Evasion of Laws / C.S. Pierce
1700 Cascadia earthquake on pacific coast / tsunami / disappearing cedar trees Is ASL a language? / symbols / icons Experiments involving game where people give away money (CR) If individuals have a "right"
Experimental Logical Reasoning
Real vs fake blood Post-WWII air-conditioned houses Computer passwords/fingerprints as computer passwords Striatum in the brain and neurons Chinese beer Licensed house inspectors Propaganda decreasing trust in reliable news Political ads' ability to influence voters Freud Old map with special ink that isn’t as old as the parchment Cackling Geese and their habitat preferences Women's suffrage Face muscle linguistics Heckling in comedy
So my section order was LR/RC/LR/LR/LG. The first two LR sections had 26 questions. All I remember from the LR sections was a point at issue question about whether it’s fair to have patients look online for medical resources on their conditions as well as seeing their doctor. I unfortunately can’t remember what section that question was in. There was another LR question about winds on jupiter. Overall, I don’t think the exam had any surprises and I feel way better coming out of this exam than the July one (which I took)
Last edited by Raquelr on Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Mine was: RC (ex, thought it was REALLY hard), LR, RC (eh), LG, LR Here's what I remember
Questions per section: 27, 26, 27, 23, 25 Real RC: Botai (?) people and domesticating horses (easy) Supreme court housing decision / Shelley v Kraemer / 14th amendment (hard) Opera (easy) Plate tectonics / Subduction (easy)
LG: I butchered the Artist and musician pairings. Wasn't sure what the heck was going on there.
As far as LR goes:
There was an absoulely weird question about the solar winds on venus and how they were effected by volcanic eruptions. I had absolutley no idea here. I've been perfect scoring LR and that was just nasty. I think it was like #15. Also a weird question about Fairy Rings in the soil.
I feel as though I did horrible on RC. The horse one was okay, I didn't even do the poetry one, the earthquake section was confusing to me. I don't even remember what the other one was (I mean I do, I just couldn't tell you the content). I most likely tanked the RC section.
LG was not that bad. Like two linear and two grouping. The third game came off as the toughest.
I had a tough time with a Venus question and another Jupiter question. Winds and crap on Jupiter. I was like, I have no idea. I was lost on the Jupiter and Venus question. I remember the dolphin question, I didn't think that one to be tough.
All in all, I don't think I did my best and very may well need to retake it. I think I may have choked a bit on this exam.
I dont know how to feel about this exam. It wasnt hard but I defintely would not say it was simple. A few questions here and there would throw off my momentum in LR but overall it was good for me (fingers crossed). RC has been my weakest section all throughout my preparation but i feel like I had a grasp on this one. However where i messed up was timing myself, Ive never once ran out of time on my practice exams, id even have time to look over my questions at the end. Yet today on RC i was still in the PASSAGE when 5 minutes were remaining. Normally when theres 5 minutes remaining im already at the LAST 2 questions. I severely overestimated how much time I had on RC and got too caught up in certain questions. Lastly, LG was very easy for me. Not much problem for me there. Its that RC that will make or break my score and im terrified.
Raquelr wrote:So my section order was LR/RC/LR/LR/LG. The first two LR sections had 26 questions. All I remember from the LR sections was a point at issue question about whether it’s fair to have patients look online for medical resources on their conditions as well as seeing their doctor. I unfortunately can’t remember what section that question was in. There was another LR question about winds on jupiter. Overall, I don’t think the exam had any surprises and I feel way better coming out of this exam than the July one (which I took)
Based on what Deck said, the winds LR question was real.