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November 17th, 2018 LSAT Information and Discussion

Dave Killoran
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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 November LSAT, and will serve as a one-stop repository for all of the details that PowerScore is able to collect on the test.

This information can then help you better predict your own scoring outcomes, and 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: 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.

Scored Sections

    Real Logic Games (not necessarily in order; these first appeared on the December 2017 Sabbath LSAT)

      1. Six doctors scheduled over a single, 7-day week (sequence)
      2. Six lecturers at 1, 2, 3 on Thursday and Friday
      3. A mining operation conducted over nine months (March-Nov)
      4. Paintings sold at auction

    Real Reading Comprehension (apparently in order; these first appeared on the February 2018 Sabbath LSAT)

      1. Indus River Valley civilization
      2. Realism in movies and how musicals don’t fit with that
      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 (these first appeared on the February 2018 Sabbath LSAT)

      Bonobos Monkeys Eating Leaves
      England Warmer/Gulf Stream
      Osteoporosis, dieting and exercise
      Strong computer passwords
      Indoor/outdoor restaurant seating
      Oysters and chemicals
      Internet complexity analogous to human brain
      Birds in a box vs nest
      Wood Pellet Stove
      Anti-theft device for cars
      The benefits of etiquette
      Athletes and PED
      Regular Mail/Express Mail
      Majestic Station Needs Tunnel
      Boto Dolphins
      Andy Warhol Brillo Pad Artwork
      500 families getting a medical self help book/500 families not getting one
      Bats with rabies
      Monarch butterflies
      Amazon/Pacific Ocean
      Gift card worth more than gift




Experimental Sections

    Experimental Logic Games

      Start and end dates (1-5) and (16-18)
      Club performances
      Flower/Landscaping indoors and outdoors
      5 in/5 out with doctors/nurses/lab techs


    Experimental Reading Comprehension

      International Treaty about Water Resources
      Mother tongue limits thinking and how speakers of a particularly obscure language had a rough sense of numbers (comparative)
      Education of women in France

      Galileo: the heliocentric vs geocentric models of the solar system
      Economics passage about nonrival products and theater
      Civil disobedience vs uncivil obedience





    Experimental Logical Reasoning

      Swedish and Norwegian imports at a gift shop
      Plate tectonic rubies
      Octopus and natural selection
      foraging bees vs caregiving bees


      Also reports of a double-question stimulus

Uncertain




    Section orders and question counts

      LR-LG-LR-RC-LR
      LR-RC-LR-LR-LG
      LR-LG-RC(exp)-RC-LR
      LG(exp)-RC-LR-LR-LG


      LG: 23 questions
      LR1: 25 questions
      LR2: 25 questions
      RC: 27 questions
      Total: 100 questions

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    Any idea which was experimental section for LR in which the test order was LR RC LR LR LG?
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    UWOSTUDENT1996123 wrote:Any idea which was experimental section for LR in which the test order was LR RC LR LR LG?


    Working furiously on it now :) Will be a bit though as LR is always the toughest to determine!
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    Dave Killoran wrote:
    UWOSTUDENT1996123 wrote:Any idea which was experimental section for LR in which the test order was LR RC LR LR LG?


    Working furiously on it now :) Will be a bit though as LR is always the toughest to determine!



    Thank you!!! Additionally,

    At the university that I wrote at (Western University, London, Ontario), the school rented out a room directly above us to a band during the test. Drums and electric guitar sounds started 5 minutes in to the second section(which could clearly be heard by everybody) which was my RC section which counted as it was the only one I had. They passed out ear plugs after the second section and got the band to stop playing, but saying this I feel like my score during the second section was drastically effected as well as I was slightly rattled during the third before we got a break. The passages are difficult to understand as it is without a band playing directly above. Is there any ever remedy (like a note explaining situation to schools) for situations like this? or is the only option to rewrite?
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    The LR section that started with Bonobos monkeys eating large rough leaves was experimental

    Admin Edit: this has been disproven; this section was real!
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    So, LR(Exp)- LG- LR- RC- LR
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    Mrlightison wrote:The LR section that started with Bonobos monkeys eating large rough leaves was experimental


    Great! how are you so certain if you had 3 LR though?

    Just fact checking :-D
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    I had LR-RC-LR-LR-LG

    My first LR had something about enterprise, the economy, and entrepreneurs being less prudent than regular people (or something along those lines!)

    Driving myself insane trying to remember questions from the other 2.
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    Dave Killoran wrote:
    Mrlightison wrote:The LR section that started with Bonobos monkeys eating large rough leaves was experimental


    Great! how are you so certain if you had 3 LR though?

    Just fact checking :-D


    Of course, not certain, but it does seem that way

    LR (25 Questions): Bonobos Monkeys, Evergreen trees Parallel/ Parallel Flaw right at the end
    LG
    LR (26 Quesrions):
    RC
    LR (25 Questions): Crux Question about ants making tunnels with specific type of resin. Osteoporosis

    If one of the 25 Question sections was experimental, as is suggested by the typical question number for the LSAT, then it’s the first section, since I’ve seen people posting about osteoporosis.

    If
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    I only had two LR's (my LG was my experimental) and the Bonobos Monkeys question was in my LR so it could not have been the experimental section.