If you took the June 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.
The International Test was administered the Tuesday after the U.S. administrations. It contained sections from the February 2014 LSAT
The Logic Games section was notable for contatining a cirular ordering game, which is the only game of that type since 2003. The topics of the games were:
The Reading Comprehension section was also from the February 2014 exam and appeared as a June 2011 experimental section. It was 27 questions and included four passages on:
The Logical Reasoning section was also from the February 2014 exam and contiained questions about:
The Reading Comprehension section was in line with modern LSAT reading comp, which means it's generally tough and leads to a slightly looser curve. The Logical Reasoning section was pretty average in terms of difficulty. The Logic Games were also of average difficulty despite having an unusual circular ordering game.
The Friday morning Logic Games came from the July 2020 LSAT. There were four games that had 23 questions total and included:
On Saturday morning a new Logic Games was presented. The setion had 23 questions total and included:
There was a lot of conversion on this section and confusion on the first game, which was fairly straightforward (which is what led to a lot of the confusion).
Both of these sections were scored and real. There is no evidence of an experimental Logic Games section. However, the fourth section that was research was not a true experimental section.
On Friday there were two different Reading Comprehension scenarios. One version of the test that had only one reading comprehension section - we knew it was real (which was given early Friday and ran throughout the weekend). But then there was a paired set of reading comprehension sections and another single reading comprehension section version that came out on Saturday. The first real RC section had:
Other Real Section = appeared individually - students saw this a lot on Saturday. This first appeared on Friday Night but appeared a lot with the weird Experimental Survey:
Both were real, but the Kafka section was considered much harder.
On another version of the test there were two reading comprehension sections, where one was significantly harder than the other (that appeared largely on Friday). The real seciton was easier and included:
The unscored section was much harder and included:
The first real Logical Reasoning section had questions about:
The second real Logical Reasoning section had questions about:
And there was an experimental Logical Reasoning section that had questions about:
Instead of a standard experimental section, which would involve getting a second unscored section of a particular type, some students were presented with a survey as their experimental section. This section was clearly identified as experimental, which is not normal. It included a survey about the usefulness of diagrams when answering certain questions. The section had 27 questions, 9 of them were little self-contained logic games questions, and each of those had 2 survey questions about it–specifically about whether the student found it helpful to make diagrams or not.
This "survey" experimental section was most likely included because LSAC has to respond to a lawsuit about the logic games section that was brought by a visually impaired student who was unable to make notes on scratch paper, and was thus at a diadvantage for the games section. The deadline for the LSAC response to that lawsuit is this year, and the LSAC has pledged to look into adjusting the game section to better accommodate students with visual disabilities. So they are gathering information about how students use scratch paper while doing logic games.
Aside from the unusual circular ordering game and this survey style experimental section, this was a pretty standard LSAT Administration. The logic games section about witnesses testifying was harder, and the one about bridges being repaired was easier. So that will have an impact on the curve. The reading comprehension section about the Big Bang was harder, and the one about courtroom seating was easier, as was the one about the history of juries. The logical reasoning sections were composed to be right down the middle in terms of difficulty, which is typical.