The Morning Cometh: Reaction to the 2013 June LSAT

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Last year’s June LSAT saw the surprise introduction of two-page Logic Games. In retrospect, that’s a tough act to follow. It’s been a day since this year’s June LSAT, and this time there were no such surprises. Everything went pretty much according to expectation.

I’ve heard from a number of students who took the June LSAT (as well as checked out yesterday’s 2013 June LSAT Instant Recap) and no one I’ve talked to was too surprised by anything on the test. With a few small exceptions, the consensus seems that it was a typical LSAT.

The Logical Reasoning sections from yesterday’s June LSAT seem to have been fairly unremarkable in difficulty. There were easy questions, medium questions and hard questions, as there always are. Some rare question types made appearances: crux questions continue their recent streak, and if you though agree questions were dead, they were only just hibernating.

Some found Logic Games on the June LSAT to be straightforward, whereas others walked out cursing one of the games. But it sounds like there were no especially weird LSAT Logic Games. The games seem to have tested the same processes the LSAT likes to test over and over again.

So it goes for reading comp, too. A number of people I talked to found this section of the June LSAT relatively challenging. One passage in particular made a number of June LSAT test-takers wish they could just fly away. But again, it sounds like there were no big surprises here.

And the LSAT writing sample? You could make a compelling case for either side.

What will the 2013 June LSAT curve be? Anyone who tries to make predictions about the LSAT score conversion table just from talking to people who took the LSAT is a fool. I’ll go out on a limb and predict -11 for a 170.

If you walked out of yesterday’s June LSAT feeling not so hot, you’ll have to decide whether to cancel your LSAT score. You have six calendar days for LSAC to receive your request for cancellation, which gives you a deadline of this Sunday.

Very few people walk out of the LSAT feeling like they rocked it. There are always going to be a few questions that nag you after you leave the LSAT test center. But it’s easier to remember the hard stuff than the easy stuff. Don’t let some generalized feelings of doom push you to cancel what might otherwise be a perfectly good LSAT score. Do your best to reconstruct every section and figure out how many questions you likely got right and wrong, and how many are toss-ups. Check out this video from Blueprint LSAT Prep founder Matt Riley for a systematic way to go over the LSAT and make your decision.

If you decide to cancel your June LSAT score, your cancellation form needs to be faxed or overnight mailed to LSAC’s Newtown, PA, headquarters so that it’s received within six calendar days.

If you keep your June LSAT score, you’ll have to wait. The official 2013 June LSAT score release date is July 5, but LSAC has a habit of releasing scores a day or two or three earlier than they say they will.

Above all, it’s time to celebrate being done with the LSAT. Go out and have a good time. You deserve it.

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