The philosopher-king Rod Stewart once said, “Time is on your side.” He was not referring to the LSAT, where time is definitively not on your side. One of the most vexing problems people studying for the LSAT face is identifying as a “slow reader.” The LSAT, of course, is a timed test. Everyone gets 35 minutes to do the same number of Logical Reasoning questions and Reading Comprehension passages as everyone else. And yet, there is a huge variance in how quickly people read and absorb the information. So, if you’re a person who feels like it takes you a long time to read these questions and passages, this whole exam seems kind of unfair, right?
Earlier this week, we covered the news that LSAC is testing out the administration of a digital LSAT. Today, let’s wildly speculate about what this means for the future of the LSAT. Specifically, could the LSAT of the future be a computer-adaptive test like the GMAT and GRE? LSAC has definitely studied the possibility.