Category Archive: Analysis of Previous LSATs

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September LSAT Wrap Up: What’s Next?

Congratulations! You’ve taken the September LSAT. Now you’re probably looking to do something more productive than spend weeks worrying about your LSAT score. Here’s the good news: you have a ton of work left to do. Ideally, you will complete all the other parts of your law school applications before the September LSAT scores are released in about three weeks.

Here’s a rundown:

Get Law School Recommendation Letters

If you didn’t ask your former professors or TAs for recommendation letters, you have to get on that right away.

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September LSAT Wrap Up: To Cancel or Not To Cancel

So you took the LSAT on Saturday. It wasn’t the dreamlike experience you hoped it would be. Now you’re wondering, “Should I cancel my score?” We’re here to help.

First, let’s go over what it means to cancel your LSAT score, and how to do it. LSAC has to receive your cancellation request within six days of the LSAT. You can send your request by fax or overnight mail; there’s no way to cancel your LSAT score online. LSAC tells you exactly what to send to cancel your LSAT score.

If you cancel your September LSAT, law schools will see that you took the test, but they won’t ever know what you would have scored. And neither will you; your September LSAT score will be forever a mystery. It will, however, count toward your limit of three LSAT administrations within two years even if you cancel.

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2014 September LSAT: The Morning Cometh

The September LSAT is over! Let’s take a moment to celebrate on behalf of everyone who conquered the LSAT beast.

Now that the dust has settled, it’s time to take a closer look at the test. Those of us who didn’t tangle with the LSAT yesterday have been scouring the interwebs for the hot gossip on the test. While test-takers are forbidden by LSAC from discussing specifics, generalities are A-OK, so we can get a sense of the general consensus.

Just as in June, most of the buzz about this test seems to be focusing on the Logic Games section. Based on what we’ve heard, the games weren’t extraordinarily difficult, but they were more time-consuming than usual. There wasn’t necessarily a super-quick and relatively easy game, as there often is, which led in some cases to difficulty with finishing the section.

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2014 September LSAT Instant Recap

You did it. The September LSAT is over. Take a moment to celebrate.

Gif via USA Today

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way… How did it go?

In the comments below, let us know your feelings about today’s LSAT. How difficult did you find it? Which section(s) tripped you up? Did anything crazy happen at your testing center? How awesome is that soccer coach GIF?

We want to hear your thoughts.

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Will the September LSAT Continue the Forgiving Curve Trend?

Curves. What a pointy, harsh, angular world it would be without them. And we can also thank them for their help boosting our scaled scores on the LSAT year after year. Recently, however, the LSAT seems to be reaching new heights on the Curvaceous Scale. The December LSAT had a -14 curve for a score of 170, and the June LSAT curve was -13.

Can we expect further blossoming of this trend, or is it soon to deflate?

While it would be a logical fallacy to assume a future outcome on the basis of past performance, we can entertain ourselves with speculation all we like. First, a little background on LSAT curve statistics.

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Revisiting the June 2014 LSAT

The day of reckoning has come. Scores for the June LSAT have dropped, right before this weekend’s Independence Day festivities. We’re not sure if that’s a good thing (“Now I can stop waiting and enjoy my 4th of July weekend in peace!”) or a bad thing (“Thanks for ruining my weekend, LSAC!”), but whatever your perspective, June scores are here to stay. Now that we can talk a little more openly about the exam, let’s give it a closer look – including You-Know-What in that games section. But first, the curve:
170 – 88
160 – 72
150 – 55

With a raw score out of 101 questions, these numbers just about match the monster curve of the December 2013 LSAT, though a 170 required a -13 instead of a -14. A generous curve is no surprise, as many students reported this test to be a tough one. Let’s take a look at the sections.

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LSAC Releases 2014 June LSAT Scores: How’d You Do?

You might want to turn off the World Cup and check your email.

LSAC has just released the first batch of 2014 June LSAT scores. If you haven’t received yours yet, don’t panic. LSAC releases LSAT scores in random batches throughout the day. You might get yours at noon. You might get it at midnight. The important thing is, you’re getting it.

So, what stands out about the 2014 June LSAT?

First, let’s start with the curve. The 2014 June LSAT (101 questions) featured an LSAT curve of -13 — meaning you could miss 13 questions and still get a 170 LSAT score.

You could have missed 20 questions for a 165, -29 for a 160, or -46 for a 150.

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2014 June LSAT Morning Cometh: Staying Positive, Patient

So after months of studying, practice tests and hard work, you’ve finally taken the 2014 June LSAT. This should be cause for celebration, but maybe you’re not in the most jovial mood. Maybe things didn’t go smoothly for you yesterday. Maybe you’re worried about your LSAT score. And then there was that damned Logic Game. (“What the flip was that, LSAC?!”)

We wouldn’t blame you if these thoughts were running through your mind today. But keep one thing in mind: you’re not the only one. Were you a bit shaky in section 1 yesterday because of the nerves? So were other people. Did you have a less-than-stellar proctoring experience? Chances are someone else’s was worse (read some of the comments from yesterday’s 2014 June LSAT Instant Recap!). And that brutal fourth Logic Game? Yep, join the club.

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2014 June LSAT Instant Recap: What Did You Think?

First off, congratulations on completing the 2014 June LSAT.

Secondly…what did you think?! In the comments below, chime in with your feelings about the June LSAT. How difficult did you find the exam? Which section(s) tripped you up? Which section(s) did you dominate? How distracting was your LSAT proctor?

We want to hear.

Just remember: All comments must be approved. Any posts that violate LSAC’s rules will be trashed. No discussing specific question/answer content or pinpointing experimental sections, got it? If your comment isn’t approved, it’s probably because you broke the rules.

OK, here’s the intel we’ve collected about the 2014 June LSAT so far:

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2014 February LSAT Blog Carnival

If you don’t count the comments section of our Instant Recap and Morning Cometh, there hasn’t been much chatter about the 2014 February LSAT. Unless you check the blogosphere.

Here are some of the best reactions from February LSAT test-takers themselves on their Tumblr pages:

-When you’re profile picture is Elle Woods, you know you’re going to have some things to say about the LSAT. Here’s LSAT Princess on how test day nerves got to her (complete with a .GIF!).

Banana Happyness felt joy while taking the 2014 February LSAT, but she’s pretty sure she’ll have to retake in June.

-Sometimes you worry about being late to your LSAT testing center. Sometimes vending machines accidentally give you a double order. Both happened to Inquisitive1.