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January 2019 LSAT - Sabbath Observer Test Discussion

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Sabbath observers appear to have been given the February 2015 LSAT


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 Sabbath test content.

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?

When you post, please follow the posting guidelines (and other considerations) provided below!

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)

      Projects due in September, October, and November
      Projects assigned to interns
      Sculptures in an art gallery (North and South halls)
      Vintage cars on display in a car show

    Real Reading Comprehension (not necessarily in order)

      African-American, female comic-strip author (Omre and Tomry)
      Bangladesh banking systems for assisting low-income individuals in developing nations (Micro finance; Comparative)
      Legal theories of property ownership
      Einstein and dark matter in an expanding universe (Science/Physics

    Real Logical Reasoning

      Grandfather drank a lot and lived long so must be false that drinking kills you early
      West and East chimps
      Parks convenient place
      Periwinkles and PH (clams?)
      Comic strip
      Bat pups


Experimental Sections

    Experimental Logic Games



    Experimental Reading Comprehension



    Experimental Logical Reasoning



Uncertain



    Section orders and question counts

      LG LR LG RC LR (section 1 experimental)
      LR LR LG LR RC (uncertain experimental)
      RC LR LG RC LR (section 1 experimental)

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


    North American LSAT Information

    See viewtopic.php?t=27093

    International LSAT Information

    See viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27092
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    A single, unverified report has come in that this exam might have been a recent February LSAT.

    If other Sabbath exam takers post their LG/RC topics then we can confirm. Thanks!
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    RC:
    1. loans for poor people in underdeveloped countries
    2. Dark energy
    3. Ownership theories “bundle of rights” etc.
    4. Comic strip creator
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    Lsat baby wrote:RC:
    1. loans for poor people in underdeveloped countries
    2. Dark energy
    3. Ownership theories “bundle of rights” etc.
    4. Comic strip creator


    That looks to be the February 2015 LSAT from this list: https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/februa ... at-details

    Does that fully match up?
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    Dave Killoran wrote:
    Lsat baby wrote:RC:
    1. loans for poor people in underdeveloped countries
    2. Dark energy
    3. Ownership theories “bundle of rights” etc.
    4. Comic strip creator


    That looks to be the February 2015 LSAT from this list: https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/februa ... at-details

    Does that fully match up?



    YES!!! that was the exam!!
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    do we know the curve for the February 2015 exam??
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    Lsat baby wrote:do we know the curve for the February 2015 exam??


    That test was never released, but I believe we estimated it at -11!
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    My first section was an experimental games section that was so extremely hard, it crushed my morale for the next two sections because I did not yet know it was experimental. I thought I was doomed. Why do they do that? :(
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    lsat_student wrote:My first section was an experimental games section that was so extremely hard, it crushed my morale for the next two sections because I did not yet know it was experimental. I thought I was doomed. Why do they do that? :(


    It's a mental test, and they hit you from all sides. But we preach all the time: if you have a bad section early, shake it off and assume it was experimental. Then, after the test is over, determine whether it was or not. It looks like they got you with that this time. The best thing you can do here is learn from it, and then next time you'll know how to handle it!
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    Dave Killoran wrote:
    Lsat baby wrote:RC:
    1. loans for poor people in underdeveloped countries
    2. Dark energy
    3. Ownership theories “bundle of rights” etc.
    4. Comic strip creator


    That looks to be the February 2015 LSAT from this list: https://blog.powerscore.com/lsat/februa ... at-details

    Does that fully match up?



    Has this been confirmed yet?