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April 2022 LSAT Exam Predictions

  • by Lisa Bartle
  • Apr 18, 2022
  • Admissions, Advice on Logic Games, Advice on Reading Comprehension, Analysis of Previous LSATs, Explanatory Essays, General LSAT Advice, Law School

With depositing deadlines now mostly behind us, we’re into the final cycle of law school applications for the current year! If anyone is wondering what is going on with this year’s admissions cycle, it’s been historically slow this year. The waitlist has been heavily weighed on for the past few years (yep, thank you COVID). Yield protection is real. Try not to be too impatient, we’re getting into that time of year where we begin to see movement again due to deposit deadlines.

We’ve seen fairly low numbers for both February and March LSAT administrations this year, and April is the same (current registration stands at under 6,000 testers). According, testing for the April LSAT will only be on two days – Friday, April 29th and Saturday, April 30th. So that’s that … nothing terribly surprising given what we’ve seen in the three LSAT administrations to date in 2022.

Let’s get into what we may or may not see on the test itself.

Logic Games

The games on the April test should be pretty consistent with the games we’ve been seeing so far this year. There will likely be an easy, 1:1 ordering game to start things out. An in and out grouping game will be somewhere close behind. Expect something that is either underbooked or overbooked and some tiered ordering.

Students this winter reported that games were more difficult than had been the case in the previous couple years. There will be one to two games that are going to be tough. Be ready for them no matter where they are: Game 2? Game 3? It’s okay. When you experience a hard game, lean into your deductions and scenarios.

Logical Reasoning

Expect a lot of flaws and SMBTs. Be on the lookout for principles popping up in more than just Strengthen questions. Regardless of the question type, remember to anticipate the principle beforehand, and try to phrase the principle in condition terms (if this, then that).

Reading Comprehension

Long, hard, and boring. So pretty much the same old story. However, stay interested and stay motivated. (A not-so-subtle hint to tag and use your tags consistently.) I’m expecting the comparative passage to show up early on and be a toughie: passage one or passage two. Maybe something about Indonesian shadow puppets or the Chicxulub asteroid and dinosaurs.

So, before I let you go, a couple final pieces of advice. Some anxiety is expected. There is an upside to being a little nervous about the LSAT. This gets your blood flowing, raises your adrenaline, and puts you at high alert. Use this to channel your focus and determination. Remember: everything in balance. Too much anxiety can ruin your LSAT performance. You’ve been studying and you know what to do, so apply what you know. If there is one question/game/passage that is just brutal, move on. You can always come back to it later. Best of luck to everyone taking the April LSAT. You’ve got this!