LSAT Tip of the Week

    lightbulbCan you tell which one is the experimental section on an LSAT?

    Starting in October 2011, LSAC continued the practice of using test forms that gave different experimental section numbers to different students, but they removed the limitation that the experimental section must be among the first three sections, and allowed the experimental to appear among the final two sections. For example, some October 2011 test takers had scored sections 1, 2, 3, and 5, and had the experimental as section 4.

    What this means is that there is no longer a reliable way for individual test takers to predict or determine their experimental section number. It is possible to narrow it down to two (if Games or Reading Comprehension is experimental) or three sections (if Logical Reasoning is experimental), but with the test makers potentially placing the experimental section as any of the five it is essentially impossible to determine the specific section that is unscored.

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