October 2012 LSAT Morning Cometh


It’s October 7, 2012, which means another LSAT has passed us by. When you’ve been working in this business this long, it’s how you mark the passing of the years.

I talked with a number of students about the exam yesterday. What was remarkable was everyone thought it was pretty easy, except for the section on which they’d been scoring the highest. So those who were relying on RC to prop up their score invariably commented on the difficulty of that section, for example. And the students who were pretty standardized throughout the exam felt that LR was the hardest section, which is par for the course – if there’s no stand-out difficult section, you tend to remember the LR questions that were tricky.

What that tells me is that the test was probably pretty standard, but most likely on the more-difficult side. There was one game that tended to give people trouble, but it seemed to have been easily conquered once you took it easy and just got the rules down. The RC was remarkably unremarkable. And, overall, people looked a lot happier heading out of the exam than I’m used to.

If you don’t feel that way, no need to worry. Almost everyone feels terrible after the exam (I nearly canceled my score, which would have been comical). Spend a day sitting on that feeling before making the decision to cancel or not.

But for everyone else who took the exam for the last time yesterday, congrats on being done!

5 Responses

  1. Gio says:

    You read my thoughts! I took it in June, but it was brutal! This LSAT seemed way easier than the one I took in June. Well see once the scores come out if it really was that easy. Best of luck everyone!

  2. alex says:

    I’d agree the test was standard difficulty, and a little more on the difficult side. However, I felt totally different during the real test than I did when I took the tests with BP. Not only that, but when I take the tests with BP I tend to have a good idea of how I did before I check my score. But right now, I HAVE NO IDEA how I did. I hear its common among other LSAT takers, but I also worry its a sign I did not do as well as I had hoped.

  3. Shannon says:

    Best of luck to everyone. I took the exam this past weekend and left with a smile on my face. In my Kaplan class we took the June one for practice and that one was brutal! Hopefully all of our scores reflect the effort and work we put into this process.

  4. Nancy says:

    I also thought Saturday’s test was easier than some of the practice tests I took. But who knows. We’ll know soon enough. I sure am glad I changed my test date from June to October. Sounds like it was really difficult. I am so glad it is over, good bad or otherwise.

  5. Dave says:

    Any idea on the curve if it was on the harder side?

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