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Test Equating: The LSAT Curve Explained

They call it The Curve With Verve. Okay, they don’t call it that, but it isn’t your run-of-the-mill test curve. They don’t even call it a curve, in fact. It’s called test equating, and, yes, that narcolepsy inducing phrase has a lot to do with how the rest of your life is going to turn out. That’s assuming you want to be a lawyer. If not, you’re fine.

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How Did You Do on the September LSAT?

Yesterday was the last major milestone in the circle of September LSAT prep (naaaaants ingonyama bagithi baba): score release day.

After weeks of anxiety, preppers got to experience just a little bit more — one final gift from LSAC — as scores rolled out painfully slowly, amid reports of crashes on the LSAC website. But hopefully the wait was worth it.

The September curve came in at -12 (that’s twelve wrong answers for a score of 170), slightly less generous than the previous two LSAT’s, but still more lenient than the historical average. This makes some amount of sense, as most of what we’ve heard suggests a fairly middle of the road exam: no outrageously difficult or surprising sections, but nothing that could be called a cakewalk, either.