Matt Shinners’s 2013 June LSAT Predictions

June LSAT predictions are tough. I’m trying to get as close as possible to the actual exam, but I’m a bit rusty. I don’t get to see the February LSAT, so this is the longest period without fresh data. Additionally, everyone taking this test is type-A and high strung; the smallest hint that it will be a hard test will send people running for the October exam.

So let’s start thinning the herd.

2013 June LSAT Prediction I: Logic Games

LSAT Logic Games in February were fairly straightforward, according to most reports. Don’t expect that to last.

After a section of relatively easy difficulty, expect this section to feature a hard game.

Nemo-Affected February LSAT Test-Takers Await Their Fates

When asked to write a post about the February LSAT reschedules due to Winter Storm Nemo, I realized I could go one of two ways: Either shove as many Finding Nemo jokes into these paragraphs as possible, or spare you the puns. But there are too many people out there who are freaking out over the extra time they now have to fill before taking their LSAT, so I won’t be clowning around.

Nemo itself came and went. Here in New York City, we got about a foot or so. It was miserable outside, but quite warm in my apartment. With my peppermint schnapps-filled hot chocolate. My 12-pound dog hated it, but even he survived the arctic winds.

The storm did, however, close down a number of February LSAT testing centers.

Matt Shinners’s 2013 February LSAT Predictions

UPDATE: LSAC has closed some February LSAT testing centers in the northeast due to an approaching blizzard. Check this LSAT blog post for more.

Making predictions for the February LSAT is a liberating experience. As the only unreleased LSAT of the year, I can say pretty much anything without fear of being proven wrong.

Plus, I can’t get it as wrong as those Mayans, amirite?

2013 February LSAT Prediction I: Logic Games

Logic Games have been flip-flopping between obscenely difficult (think Zones) and remarkably easy over the past few LSATs.

Upon Closer Inspection: The 2012 December LSAT

If you took the 2012 December LSAT, you should have received your LSAT score after a long and painful holiday waiting period. For me, those few weeks consisted of ample beer, lots of movies, and very little work. I can only hope some of you fared so well.

So, what about the December LSAT itself? I seem to remember walking out of the LSAT testing center thinking that it had been a fairly straightforward LSAT. In general, I thought Reading Comprehension was easy, Logic Games were moderate, and Logical Reasoning was tricky. Friends of mine who took the December LSAT more or less agreed with me.

Let’s take a closer look at what really went down:

My first section on the 2012 December LSAT was Reading Comprehension.

The Morning Cometh: Reaction to the December 2012 LSAT

Another year, another December LSAT. I’d wager you woke up a little later and in a little less pristine condition this morning than you did yesterday. Now that your December LSAT answer sheet is on its way to Newtown, Penn., you’re probably feeling a little differently than yesterday.

I’ve heard from a number of students, and it sounds like yesterday’s LSAT didn’t hold any big surprises. While there were some hard questions as always, no one’s reporting anything too strange.

By most accounts, Logical Reasoning was fairly normal. The exception is that there may have been several crux questions, whereas usually there’s at most one on a given LSAT.

Matt Shinners’s December 2012 LSAT Predictions

Holiday music is playing. I’m five pounds heavier than last month. And Starbucks rolled out its Christmas blend about a month ago. It’s official: The season of the December LSAT is upon us.

It seems to start earlier every year.

While LSAT test-taker numbers are down, tens of thousands will still head to an LSAT test center this weekend. What should they expect when they get there? Here are my predictions for the December 2012 LSAT:

December LSAT Prediction I: Logic Games

Games on the October LSAT were pretty straightforward, albeit with one killer at the end. Here’s a rundown:

Predictions for the February 2012 LSAT

Just like that, the February LSAT is upon us. Rumors abound before each test administration, but there’s something especially dark and mysterious about the February test. It’s not released. Students get a score yet no explanation of how they fared. You know that empty feeling that you get when a girl doesn’t call you back after your first date? You thought it went well. You know she doesn’t agree. But you have no explanation for why. That’s the February LSAT.

In my circumstance, however, the February LSAT is an amazing gift. I get to make predictions about a test that will never see the light of day. If I predict that more than a handful of Logical Reasoning questions will investigate the relationship between kitty litter and global warming, no one can prove me wrong. If I claim that mapping games will make a triumphant return, any evidence to the contrary will never surface. I have never felt such freedom.