If you took the August 2022 LSAT, this article will be helpful to determine which sections were real and which were experimental. Further, we explain which sections were considered harder, which can affect the curve and your overall LSAT score.
Logic Games (real)
The Friday morning Logic Games section was recycled from the January 2020 LSAT and included:
This section was slightly harder than average, maybe enough to move the curve a half a point in the more lenient direction.
There was a games section that appeared mostly on Saturday that included:
This section was also slightly harder than average, maybe enough to move the curve a half a point in the more lenient direction.
Both of these sections were scored and real. There is no evidence of an experimental Logic Games section.
Reading Comprehension (real)
The first real RC section to show up on Friday was the harder of 2 RC sections that students were seeing, and was mostly paired with an experimental RC that was easier. The real RC included:
On Saturday many students had a test form with 2 LR sections and a real RC section which included:
Both of these sections were real, and they were both hard enough to loosen the curve by 1 point, especially since both of the real games sections were more difficult than average.
Reading Comprehension (experimental)
The experimental RC on Friday morning included:
And the experimental section that showed up later in the administration included:
Logical Reasoning (real)
The first real Logical Reasoning section had questions about:
The second real Logical Reasoning section had questions about:
Both of the LR sections had a pretty standard assortment of easy, medium, and hard questions, and they are unlikely to have an impact on the curve in either direction. So no matter what combination of sections you had, it was probably a slightly harder than average test, and probably roughly -8 to get a 170 and a -21 to get a 160.