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.
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. 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 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
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?
Those double Q stimuli have been seen on recent Experimentals.
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.
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.
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.