If you took the June 2012 LSAT you encountered something new on the games section. The good folks at LSAC decided that they’d put each game on two pages. While this may have freaked you out at first, I view it as a positive. And here’s why.
1. More Scratch Paper
Were you one of those people who couldn’t fit a game setup on a single page to save your life? Well you, my friend, were in serious luck. You had more room to make your initial setup, try scenarios, etc, etc. Let’s hope you can count on this as a permanent change, especially if you have messy handwriting.
2. A Kinder, Gentler LSAC
This may be a pipe dream on my part, but it seems like the inclusion of mountains of extra room for scratch paper could be a signal that LSAC might not want to kick you in the metaphorical testicles all the time. Some of the time? Sure. But that’s what Reading Comp is for. Does that mean you shouldn’t study so hard? No. In fact, it means you should study harder because there will be more questions that you absolutely have to get correct.
3. Hooray Games!
The game section has generally been the most straightforward of the LSAT. There’s no complicated language or words whose definitions you don’t know. It’s just logic. And nothing but. Now it’s just logic and you get more scratch paper. Now, more than ever, the games section is the portion of the test where your brain might cramp up the least. This is a benefit to you. Maybe you’ll finish the questions even faster and can lean back and chortle at the others around the room who have yet to finish the final section before the break (and yes, I used the word “chortle” because it’s awesome). So enjoy, and I’ll see you next time.