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June 3rd, 2019 LSAT Information and Discussion

Jon Denning
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As Monday'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 general feedback about your LSAT, and will serve as a one-stop repository for all of the details that PowerScore is able to gather on the test from various public sources.

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 canceling 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. Different occupations (nurse, judge, etc)
      2. Product commercials (granola, truck, etc)
      3. Oil paintings and watercolors
      4. Volunteers at booths at a movie festival


    Real Reading Comprehension (not necessarily in order)

      1. Movie and reproduction issues
      2. Fish farming
      3. Use of informative witnesses (testimony validity)
      4. African musical traditions/storytellers: Wolof/jazz, blues music; griots

    Real Logical Reasoning

      Art being divisive
      Politician re-election (good policies)
      One way roads and buses
      Billing for not snowplowing sidewalks (fines/citations)
      Vitamin C [apparently both real LR sections had a Vitamin C question...]
      Birds and spiders
      Evil vampires
      Cheetahs
      Killer whales
      Healthy oats
      30 volunteers for a candidate to win
      Introduction of snakes to an environment caused more spiders by eliminating birds
      Ground sloth extinction
      Disagreement about public art in democracies
      Movie maker whose movies all have similar characteristics (2-speaker question)
      Smokers who produce a chemical (ID'd by letters & numbers) smoke more
      Pilots on lower calorie diets
      Vegetables which have lypro...something (definitely started with an L) nutrient reducing risk of ...stroke?
      Journalism inaccuracy from ads & subscriptions
      Life in other galaxies unlikely / heavy elements from sun (helium)
      Fruit enzyme and cancer [this could be a Vitamin C question]




Experimental Sections

    Experimental Logic Games

      Art on walls of a room
      Cruise ship
      Authors of a scientific paper (grads, undergrads, scientists, etc)


    Experimental Reading Comprehension

      Brooklyn, Illinois, and African-American industrial workers
      Isotropic vs archaeological findings regarding the transition to Neolithic agriculture
      Plant GMO (comparative)
      Bird species theories
      Reliability of markets
      Religious items, speeches, and contexts (comparative)


    Experimental Logical Reasoning (remember, there are multiple LR Exps, so you may not have had some of these questions even if you had 3 LRs)

      Monkeys getting fruit
      Treating diabetes (costs of monitoring and complications)
      Poetry and critics (dealing with mistaken attribution/authorship)
      Female characters in fiction w/ mismatch between personality and the world/surroundings


Uncertain




    Section orders and question counts

      LR-RC-LR-LG-LR
      RC-LR-RC-LR-LG
      LG-RC-LR-LG-LR
      RC-LR-LG-LR-LG


      LG: 23 questions
      LR1: 26 questions
      LR2: 26 questions
      RC: 27 questions
      Total: 102 questions [Only two other disclosed tests have had 102 questions: October 1992 and December 2010]

      Final scoring scale prediction is -11 for a 170.

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    ericau02
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    So is this the official thread for the June 3rd LSAT
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    Yes it is! We'll be updating above as we learn more throughout the afternoon!
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    I got:
    RC (real)
    LR (real)
    RC (exp)
    LR (real)
    LG (real)

    Brutal test only because I hate RC.
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    I had three LR sections, and one of them was 25 questions while the other two had 26, so that was the experimental. Does that help?
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    Hi!

    I had 3 LR sections - The topic for one of the questions was “council member Marr’s plan to balance the city’s budget”. I want to find out if it was the experimental section- Can anyone else recall? Thank you in advance for your help!
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    I had three LR sections, and one of them was 25 questions while the other two had 26, so that was the experimental. Does that help?


    Hey retaker - that does help! Both real sections had 26 so your 25 didn't count. Thanks!
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    az305203
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    My sections were:
    RC (real)
    LR (real)
    RC (experimental - figures, was the first time I've ever finished all 4 passages & all 27 questions -_-)
    LR (real)
    LG (real)

    LR questions:
    30 volunteers for a candidate to win
    Introduction of snakes to an environment caused more spiders by eliminating birds
    Ground sloth extinction
    Disagreement about public art in democracies
    2 speaker - movie maker whose movies all have similar characteristics
    Smokers who produce a chemical (IDed by letters & numbers) smoke more
    Pilots on lower calorie diets
    Vegetables which have lypro...something (definitely started with an L) nutrient reducing risk of ...stroke?
    Journalism inaccuracy from ads & subscriptions
    Life in other galaxies unlikely / heavy elements from sun (helium)

    Hope that helps
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    Seeing this post makes me feel so much better and thank you so much for creating this.

    according to the information, I had

    1. LR Q.25 -- Experimental ,
    2. LR 2. - Q.26.
    3.RC. ---.Q.27.
    4. LG. --- Q23.
    5. LR.3--Q.26

    I messed up sestion 1, only section i guessed some questions.
    So when I saw LR.2 was Q.26, i felt somewhat screwed for the reason will be address later.
    Then I saw section 5, Q.26, i was so sure i messed up real LR section. cuz usually LSAT total Qs are 100, or slightly less occasions, total is 101 Questions. but few times, total Questions are 102 Questions. so when i knew Section 5 was Q.26, for couple seconds, I felt despaired but i thought to myself "Never Know" let's try my best just in case.

    If i didn't see this, i would have been despaired until the actual score came.

    To me, LG was relatively easy. RC was hard, especially the 1 and 3rd, RC, for me.
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    My sections were:
    RC (real)
    LR (real)
    RC (experimental - figures, was the first time I've ever finished all 4 passages & all 27 questions -_-)
    LR (real)
    LG (real)

    LR questions:
    30 volunteers for a candidate to win
    Introduction of snakes to an environment caused more spiders by eliminating birds
    Ground sloth extinction
    Disagreement about public art in democracies
    2 speaker - movie maker whose movies all have similar characteristics
    Smokers who produce a chemical (IDed by letters & numbers) smoke more
    Pilots on lower calorie diets
    Vegetables which have lypro...something (definitely started with an L) nutrient reducing risk of ...stroke?
    Journalism inaccuracy from ads & subscriptions
    Life in other galaxies unlikely / heavy elements from sun (helium)

    Hope that helps


    Hi Az - thanks so much, that's super helpful! That degree of recall tends to be a very good sign as well...hope you crushed it!
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