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March 30th, 2019 LSAT Information and Discussion

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As Saturday's LSAT concludes, test takers throughout the US and Canada 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 March LSAT, and will serve as a one-stop repository for all of the details that PowerScore is able to collect on the test.

This data 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)

      1. Restaurant specials over a week
      2. Debate between two teams
      3. Three suspects visiting cities
      4. Two people publishing books on planting crops

    Real Reading Comprehension (not necessarily in order)

      This was one of the June 2017 RC Experimental sections

      1. Tipping Servers
      2. Hominids and savanna theory (new theories of the evolution of hominids' upright posture)
      3. Argentinean novel/literature and irony (Roberto Arlt)
      4. Bill restricting women and children’s work day/employment hours (9+) in early 20th Century Britain (Comparative)


    Real Logical Reasoning

      One of the LR sections was originally an experimental section on the December 2017 LSAT


      One LR: restaurants long term versus new patrons and the menu.
      Other LR: mayor's comment on wild, non domesticated animals and dogs
      Tutoring students and spelling ability for academic ability towards the end
      Study on happiness and physical activity
      Blameworthy and morally wrong
      Mountain/Lowland Opposums
      Falling rainfall and temperature levels over recent decades
      Telomeres and gray hair
      Staying active like our human ancestors/paleolithics vs sedentary
      TMAO and supplements (meat eaters vs vegetarians)
      Beans and amino acids


Experimental Sections

    Experimental Logic Games



    Experimental Reading Comprehension

      Creole language and Mary Prince’s book

      Fishing in the arctic and how contrary to a current theory fishing probably won’t increase in the arctic or fishing won’t thrive because of a few factors like salt water being heavier

      Psychics

      Autocracy


    Experimental Logical Reasoning

      Turtles
      Road Maintenance
      Recital Competition winners
      wildflowers


Uncertain



    Section orders and question counts

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

      LR-LR-LG-LR-RC

      LG-LR-LR-RC-LR

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



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    AmericanGothic
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    My section ordering is LG-LR-LR-RC-LR. Section 3 was a particularly weird LR section because it had 2 sets of 2 Q's using the same stimulus. Is this section supposed to be experimental?
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    Also did anyone else feel the RC was more difficult than normal...? I think I completely bombed the women working hours law passage and I also wasn't sure about the hominid savanna passage...

    LR and LG appeared normal to me though.
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    AmericanGothic wrote:My section ordering is LG-LR-LR-RC-LR. Section 3 was a particularly weird LR section because it had 2 sets of 2 Q's using the same stimulus. Is this section supposed to be experimental?


    Hey AmericanGothic!

    Those double Q stimuli have been seen on recent Experimentals.

    Thanks!
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    AmericanGothic wrote:Also did anyone else feel the RC was more difficult than normal...? I think I completely bombed the women working hours law passage and I also wasn't sure about the hominid savanna passage...

    LR and LG appeared normal to me though.


    So far, reports are exactly the same as you describe: RC was tough, the rest (aside from one game) wasn't too bad.
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    We believe these are the four games, in order:

    1. Restaurant specials over a week
    2. Debate between two teams
    3. Three suspects visiting cities
    4. Two people publishing books on planting crops
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    Yes that is what I had for the games as well. Only 1 section of games for me.
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    tizwvu34 wrote:Yes that is what I had for the games as well. Only 1 section of games for me.


    Awesome, thanks! A lot of confusion over those this time around for some reason...
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    I had LG LR LR RC LR

    Does everyone get the experimental section in the same order ? I had a hard time with my first LR section mostly because I was freaking over the games. I’m trying to figure out of that was the experimental section.
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    My LSAT was also Games, LR, LR, RC, LR. Well I don't think I set the world on fire, but hopefully I did OK. Games are my biggest challenge, so I only completed the first two games, but they seemed to be reasonably easy. I'm guessing Basic Linear, Balanced, and Advanced Linear, also Balanced. I didn't get to games 3 and 4. If I were to guess, I would also guess exam #3 (2nd LR) was the experimental section. Normally a LR section will progress in a rather even manner with increasing difficulty. In addition to the fact there were two 2-1 (2 questions for 1 stimulus) questions, just the overall impression of the section was that it was not as consistent and well planned as others. On RC, I didn't get to the last question set. I also found the Hominids/Savannah passage a little difficult and there were a couple of questions where the correct answer was not explicit in the text. On those, I just made my best guess due to the time constraints. Even though I purposefully tried to get 8 1/2 hours of sleep last night, I kept having nightmares about oversleeping and missing the test. Fortunately I was early this morning, but not quite as well-rested as I had planned. So worst case scenario, I'll keep studying and take the test again, and best case scenario my prayers would have paid off and I'll be pleasantly surprised. :)