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The Day After the Day After

  • by Branden Frankel
  • Dec 08, 2015
  • Analysis of Previous LSATs, LSAT

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You shut your friends and family out of your life. You gave up that thing that was way too distracting. (Yes, we know about that thing. Blueprint is the Santa Claus of test preparation.) You studied and studied and studied. You pleaded with fate or whatever higher power you believe in. Maybe you even pleaded with a higher power you don’t believe in. In short, you turned your happy life upside down over a multiple-choice test. That test happened this past Saturday.

Now that the dust has settled and the post-party has petered out, it’s time to look back and assess what the heck just happened.

We heard from a good number of exam takers, and, when it comes to Logical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension, our informants seemed to agree that there wasn’t really much to report. In fact, Reading Comprehension was rated as easier than usual by some.

The wild card – and this is often the case – was Logic Games. The third game in particular gave test takers heartburn. While there are strict rules about what we can and cannot say when breaking down a recent test, it seems that we may have had something like what happened in June 2014. On that test, there was a game about handing off a work piece between different employees of a company. There were very few rules, and a deduction or two were more or less necessary and sufficient to answer most of the questions.

The takeaway from that exam, which we hope most of you took to heart this time around, is to stay calm and execute the strategies you’ve practiced. The makers of the LSAT are great at appearing to be doing something new; they are, however, pretty bad at actually doing something new.

So how’d it go for you? Leave a comment below! We can’t talk about specific questions, but we’d love to hear your experience!

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