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Jan 2019 Predictions?

dystopia
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Anyone have any guess from which test LSAC will reuse for the upcoming LSAT?
Jon Denning
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My expectation is that January will be a new test, same as all of the Feb exams have been to this point. No guarantees of that, of course, but I think that's by far the most likely scenario.

If they do reuse a test it would need to be a Sabbath or international exam, since those would have the least overlap with people in North America on a Saturday. That opens up a whole host of possibilities...but again I think that's more likely to occur in March than January.

The good news then is that January should be highly reflective of tests this year, most notably September and November, so be sure to understand those inside-out before sitting in Jan :)
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ctang99
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Hey Powerscore

Just wondering if you're going to do a crystal ball webinar for January?

P.S: just asking in advance but do you think we're going to get a pattern/mapping/circle game :-? :cry:
Jon Denning
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Hey ctang - thanks for the questions!

Happy news on your first about a January prediction webinar: we already did one! Specifically, in our pre-November Crystal Ball webinar we talked about both January and March as well, so if you give this video a watch (if you haven't already) it includes all of our thoughts on the next two tests:

https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/powers ... arch-lsats

As for an outlier game, I highly doubt you'll see Pattern/Mapping/Circular, but that's based primarily on recent history/statistics where none of those game types has featured on a new test since December 2016, rather than some particular insight about January itself. Granted, an argument could be made that that means we're "due," and certainly I wouldn't go so far as to say it won't happen...but as always the safe bet is: 1 Basic Linear/Sequencing, 1 Advanced Linear, 2 Grouping (including Grouping/Linear Combo). Within that expect one or two numerical distributions, and likely at least one opportunity to draw templates or list possibilities.

So focus on those elements until around the final week before your test date, and then just to play it extra safe turn to the outlier types and attempt a couple of each on the off chance one does make an appearance.

Here's a list of all outlier game appearances since 1991 to help you out with that: https://www.reddit.com/r/LSAT/comments/ ... gic_games/
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