February LSAT-Flex Recap
- Mar 01, 2021
- LSAT Analysis
- Reviewed by: Matt Riley
One of the upsides of working with LSAT students is hearing about their amazing LSAT performance and LSAT score increases. We absolutely live for score-release day. We still get ecstatic when a former student calls or emails us proudly declaring they achieved the LSAT score they need to apply to their dream law school. However, before the jubilance that follows Grey Day, some students feel immediately defeated after they complete their test. If this is you, you’ve come to the right place. Yes, we’re going to talk about the February LSAT-Flex, but we’re also going to explain why you shouldn’t lose too much sleep over this week’s test.
Test-takers are usually pretty evenly split when deciding whether a particular LSAT was difficult or not. There are people on both sides of the fence and we can come to a consensus that the exam was moderately difficult, like the November LSAT-Flex. However, remember there are multiple different sections used for each Flex administration. So different test-takers are taking different tests, which vary in difficulty. Some test-takers just get a harder test, although they won’t have to answer as many questions correctly as their peers who took an easier test.
The February LSAT-Flex, however, was tough. Test takers couldn’t even compare it to the hardest PT they took—which, albeit, varies from student to student. If you found it pretty standard, hats off to you! For many others, there was a lot of guessing and running out of time. Based on the feedback we’ve seen, the curve might be a -7.
What was the hardest section on the LSAT this month? It’s hard to say, but most people are pointing to the Reading Comprehension section and the Analytical Reasoning (Logic Games) section. The aesthetic testimony apparently put test-takers in a daze, especially if RC was your first section. There was also a Reading Comprehension passage on women’s suffrage to commemorate Women’s Day in March (probably, but not really).
In the LG section, there was a maddening game about negotiators and moderators that threw some people through a loop. The other games were much more reasonable and seemed to balance out the nightmarish one.
Finally, the LR section was mostly unremarkable but there was a delightful question about teddy bears!
We’ve seen many students hastily say they want to cancel their February LSAT-Flex now. If this sounds like you, hold off for a moment. Post-LSAT anxiety is real. Think about it: this test has consumed [most] of your life for the past few months and now it’s finally over. You were probably nervous going into the exam wondering how you will do and now you’re likely nervous wondering how you did. However, you may have done better than you think.
We’ve seen it time and time again. Students get really concerned they totally bombed their test, log onto Reddit and see other people saying the same, and then obsess over whether they should cancel or not. A few weeks later scores are released and they did much better than they expected!
You can only cancel your LSAT-Flex score within six (6) calendar days after the date of your test, but before you do, definitely ask yourself whether you should cancel your LSAT score. Remember, law schools won’t care if you’ve retaken the LSAT—they’ll really only care about your highest score.
Still thinking about retaking the LSAT? Then listen up! Some big changes are coming to the LSAT this year you need to know about. The final LSAT-Flex will be the June LSAT beginning the week of June 11. The remaining 2021-2022 LSAT dates will still be remote but they will be longer. LSAC is adding the experimental section back into test day, extending the test an extra 35 minutes, and adding a short break between the second and third sections. This format will stay in place for the next 2-3 years, so keep that in mind when you’re prepping for the new LSAT!
If you’d rather avoid taking the longer LSAT, then it’s time to think about the June LSAT-Flex! You can start prepping on your own now with the Self-Paced Course or check out our LSAT Live Course class schedule to find a class that works for you!
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