Your July 2018 LSAT Instant Reaction

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A hearty congratulations to all of you trailblazers who just finished the brand new July 2018 LSAT. There has never been an official, honest-to-goodness LSAT administered in July before, and you intrepid souls deserve the highest commendations for trudging into the unknown.

Some may compare you to Christopher Columbus journeying past the edge of the flat earth and into the New World, but this would undersell your achievement. No educated person still thought the earth was flat at that point, the Americas had been discovered like, several times before Columbus, and you presumably will not act like a homicidal maniac after finishing your journey.

Others may compare you to Lewis and Clarke, trekking northwestern across the unexplored (by non-indigenous people, anyway) plains of the U.S. But unlike those slaveholding ninnies, there was only one of you, and you didn’t have the presence of Sacagawea to guide you.

We, instead, would like to compare you to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, making a giant leap onto the truly untouched face of the moon. Like those two, you made great sacrifices on your odyssey into the unknown, but the world will remember you for your achievements. For us Michael Collinses, left to orbit the moon as you planted a flag on that heavenly orb, let us know how it went.

Were there any strange, alien-seeming logic games? Cold, dark, and unforgiving Reading Comp passages? Logical Reasoning questions that left you feeling space sick? Or was it oddly familiar, just as you imagined after taking many practice exams during your training?

At any rate, we’d love to hear about the exam. So before a ticker tape parade is thrown in your honor tomorrow, hit us with a comment about what it was like to venture into the truly unknown. We’ll be updating throughout the day, and we’ll be back tomorrow for a more thorough breakdown of what we’ve heard about the exam.

An important note: LSAC prohibits us from publishing any big specifics from any LSAT (like trying discussing the answers to specific questions). So if your comment is removed, it most likely violated some kind of rule or was close enough that we didn’t want to risk it. Here’s a pretty good guide for what’s acceptable.

Update: We have our thoughts on the July 2018 exam here.

6 Responses

  1. Christina says:

    It was apparently the same test as February 2014… so. hard. The LGs were unreal and too time consuming. It was a lot.

  2. Julie says:

    I was not prepared for how time consuming the RC passages were. They were dense and hard to get through. The LGs were completely unexpected and way too difficult.

    Overall a really difficult test. I did not feel good walking out of there after 3 months of studying.

  3. Steve says:

    Apparently the same as February 2014. I am really bad at logic games but found this section to be a lot easier somehow.

    I usually am strong at LR and had 3 LR’s, one of which was extremely difficult. Hoping it was experimental but because it was 26 q’s, I doubt it.

    • sam says:

      I had three LRs as well, and I am also hoping that the 26 question one is the experimental…

      • Steve says:

        Same it was definitely hard while the other two were quite easy but I’m fairly certain since its the only 26 question one, it won’t be sadly.

        Hopefully we got most of the ones we found tough.

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