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The Morning Cometh: Reaction to the December 2012 LSAT

  • by Aaron Cohn
  • Dec 02, 2012
  • Analysis of Previous LSATs, LSAT

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Another year, another December LSAT. I’d wager you woke up a little later and in a little less pristine condition this morning than you did yesterday. Now that your December LSAT answer sheet is on its way to Newtown, Penn., you’re probably feeling a little differently than yesterday.

I’ve heard from a number of students, and it sounds like yesterday’s LSAT didn’t hold any big surprises. While there were some hard questions as always, no one’s reporting anything too strange.

By most accounts, Logical Reasoning was fairly normal. The exception is that there may have been several crux questions, whereas usually there’s at most one on a given LSAT. Some reported feeling a little worn out from a few long questions in a row but on the whole everything seems more or less as you’d expect.

Many December LSAT test takers thought the first two logic games were on the easy side. The flipside is that it was important to get through these first two games quickly, as the third game was apparently tricky and the fourth had the potential to eat up lots of time. Some LSAT test takers who got through the first few games quickly were thankful for every extra minute on the fourth game.

Reading comp, it seems, was fairly unremarkable, though some enjoyed the passage topics. The relationship between the two passages of the comparative reading may have been a bit more abstruse than usual. All together, I haven’t heard too many complaints about this section.

We’ll see about the December LSAT curve. It’s hard to tell from taking the test where it’ll fall; for example, I’m not sure how many would have predicted last December’s -14 (for a 170) LSAT curve.

If you walked out of the December LSAT testing center happy, congratulations, you can move on to better things. If you walked out not so happy and you’re considering canceling your LSAT score, hold off for now. Let the sting wear off so you can give it a more detached assessment. You have until Friday, anyway. We’ll have a blog post up Thursday about the factors that should go into a decision whether or not to cancel your December LSAT score.

For now, get out and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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