Updated 2:11PM CST

You’ve spent countless hours over the past few months pouring over lessons, drilling questions, and taking PrepTests.

Your friends have stopped texting you because you’ve always got your head in a book.

Your significant other has gone to bed alone while you stayed up to review your last PrepTests.

Your parents have called you to make sure you’re still alive.

Now you’re even starting to have weird dreams about working through LSAT questions.

As you’ve slowly adjusted to living your life in 35-minute increments, the LSAT has so thoroughly engulfed your mind that you can’t even escape the LSAT while you sleep.

It’s been a long road my friends, but alas, you’re about to reach the finish line and take the December LSAT.


As is the tradition here at lawschooli.com, here is a post where we can discuss the LSAT that was administered on, December 2, 2017. We’ll update this post throughout the day to track the December 2017 LSAT experimental sections and overall test discussion. As we get more information we will post it and you can use the comments section below this post to discuss how it went, do you need to retake, etc.

Real RC Passages – 
* SF-Chinatown & dialects of Chinese Language
* Comparative Passage: Comics/Chefs regarding Copyright
* Multiverse of Heros
* Darwinism and Social Theorists

Real LG Games –
* 8 Floors Apartment/Building Cleaning
* Cruise ship trips to Manila/Osaka/Shanghai
* Musical Performances
* Metro Closures

Real LR –
* 7pm and 6pm
* TRex
* Alzheimer
* Turmeric
* Tilapia Fish
* Dolphin Habitat
* Raising Prices by 25 Cents
Experimetnal RC Pasages – 
* Arbitration
* Protests
Experimetnal LG – 
* Committiees
* Movies
Experimetnal LG – 
* Arbitration
A few ground rules:

  • DO feel free to share RC, LG and LR keywords, this will help us figure out what the real passages were.
  • DO celebrate your achievement! You’ve worked hard and you have completed the LSAT!
  • DO NOT post any question specifics like “I got A for #2” or write at more than just a keyword or two about any question, this could get you (and us) in trouble with the LSAC. Saying I had an RC passage about Galileo is ok, saying I had an RC passage about how Galileo was not the first person… is not ok.
  • DO NOT talk about specific game set ups, or how you tried to solve it.
  • Comments that violate these guidelines will be deleted.

Let the discussion begin! – Looking forward to hearing from everyone in the comments below.

Need to Retake? We’re Here to Help

It goes without saying that we want you to be in the group that solid schools are fighting for. The prospect of getting a big scholarship at an elite school is a big carrot. If you plan to go to law school, your motivation level to grab that carrot should be through the roof.

LSATMM-orangeFor those shooting to do the very best possible on the LSAT, we invite you to work with us. We run the LSAT Mastermind Group, a small group of motivated students who can help each other and rely on Evan and I for support.

We are in the process of enrolling a small number of students studying for the December LSAT and beyond, so join now if you’re going to be retaking. Once you are in, you are in for life, with access to hundreds of lessons and weekly small group tutoring/coaching with Evan & I.

Round-Up of Our Most Popular Post-LSAT Articles

  1. How To Tell Which Section of The LSAT Was Experimental
  2. LSAT Score Percentile Chart
  3. What Should I Do While I’m Waiting For My LSAT Score?
  4. Should I Retake the LSAT?
  5. LSAT Prep Books & Self-Study – How I got a 177 on the LSAT
  6.  Rankings
  7. What is a Good LSAT Score?
  8. What LSAT/GPA Do I Need To Get Into…


  1. Hi guys, I took this one in Europe and hence I am a bit early in the comments section and my experience might not be relevant to the vast majority amongst you. On the overall I found the test to be on par with the PTs I have taken during studying. Here’s what I can remember from RC:

    1 – traditional clothing, West Africa
    2 – computer software, UK
    3 – medieval music
    4 – Compare, Chemistry and Physics

    My version had an experimental LG section. I think I might have been able to identify which one it was: all four games were a bit similar to each other and there was no real balance between different types. I think the non-experimental version had an information leaking aspect to it.

    Waiting for the US to catch up so I can share in the experience.

    • Hi Barel,
      I did my test in Abu Dhabi. I had exactly your RC Section plus the experimental LG section as you said. Thought it went alright.

  2. My first RC section had a passage about multi universe theories and my second RC had passages about abstract ballet and a female mathematician.

      • I also had LR, RC, LR, LR, and AR/LG. I’m glad I’m not the only one who struggled with the third section. For me I just thought it was my mistake in determining the wrong end time; unlike my two previous test centers, the proctors in Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC did not indicate the exact end time on the board and they were accommodating 200 people in the room; I got seated at 8:15 but the test started at 10:00. Anyways, thinking that time was almost up when I actually had five more minutes, I started panicking and couldn’t comprehend the passages from that point on. However, the RC and the LG were incredibly easy. RC had four topics — comparative passages on intellectual property among chefs and comedians (difficulty getting patents or copyrights but social norms do the same job) multiuniverse, female scientist and her version of social Darwinism theory, and the formation of unique Chinese dialect in San Francisco. I think LG was a combination of simple and advanced sequence games and one grouping game. Don’t remember having any hybrid. Because RC and LG were so easy, I feel like the third section/second LR that other people also seemed to have difficulty on was in fact not the experimental one, although I really hope it is. I think the fourth section/third LR was the experimental because I encountered a newly worded question stem, which went along the lines of “which of the following has the most grounds for rejection?” or something like that. Let me know what you think.

  3. I had an experimental LG, which is much harder than the real one. I didn’t even get to the last game. The last game in the experimental LG: president, secretary, treasurer, v & z

  4. Does anyone know if LG section with the game about leaking information and transmitting information from one person to another was real or experimental?

  5. I had RC first. Typically I don’t stress over RC (based on practice tests -coming out of my ears!)
    This RC seemed to be slightly more challenging…. It was my first go at the LSAT so it certainly could have just been nerves and adrenaline 😬

  6. I️ had 2 LG sections. One of them had a game regarding “uniforms” there were students who agreed with uniforms and student who disagreed. Does anyone know if this game was part of the real or experimental LG section?

  7. I had three LR sections. One was MUCH harder than the other two, and I swear it had a repeat question. Not a repeat style, but literally the same question stimulus. I remember going through this question with a fine tooth comb during practice. I suspect that one was the experimental for me. It was also the only section I didn’t finish early – didn’t finish at all. I actually ended up with one left blank. So I hope that was experimental!
    I had only one LG and it was the one with stations at least one out of seven I think. There was an ordering one, but I can’t remember what the topic was. Honestly, I think I just looked for the variables and the type and plugged through. I have forgotten the stores for the most part, but I can honestly say I don’t think I had anything on uniforms or leaking/transmitting info. Someone said orchestra performances and that rings a bell, but leaking doesn’t at all.
    My RC had one about an author/Darwin; legal stuff for women in the 18th century; the science one was an A/B, but I am forgetting the topic; and the fourth topic escapes me altogether.
    Overall, I didn’t think it was terrible, but that’s not always a good sign for me. Sometimes when I struggle more, I catch my own mistakes. It’s when I feel really confident that I often don’t catch mistakes because I don’t realize I’m making them. Here’s hoping for good scores for everyone!

  8. I had two LR’s and my last one, which im sure is the one everyone is talking about, was very difficult from the start. I knew from there it was going to be a beast of a section. Other than that, the test was relatively normal, the rc was much easier than i expected. I had two rc sections, first was about chinese in san fran and the other was about the female scientist. I know the former was the real one.

    • Also had 2 RC’s 1st and 4th. Also knew the 4th was experimental. Been going over the 1st RC over and over in my head. 1st passage w/ Chinese speakers was fine. 2nd with the multiverse is the one I’m worried about. Comparative with Chefs and Comedians 3rd was good (though I was most worried about the comparative coming in) and the 4th was tough as well. Don’t remember 4th passage topic but i remember Q 25 being a killer detail/inf type

  9. My test order was LR RC LR LR LG. I agree that the second LR section seemed very difficult. I am really hoping this was the experimental section. Has anyone figured out which one was the experimental? I have seen the questions but I honestly can’t remember which section has which questions.

  10. Sydney Johnson on

    I had RD, LR, LG, LG, and LR. The last section of LR felt harder for me as did my last section of LG, but it looks like that was experimental.

  11. I took the October test too and I personally think the RC passages did the December test were shorter and easier to read

  12. Can you give some topics from your LG so I can figure out which of mine was experimental? Months March-November game?
    And I also found the RC to be very difficult LRs seemed pretty standard nothing specifically hard

  13. I know the RC was murder. didn’t finish on time while i aced the experimental reading comp ):
    the LG was different but i felt confident about it

  14. I can give a pretty clear rundown of how the test went for me:
    Order: RC, LR (25), LG, RC (experimental), LR (26 – hardest section)

    The real RC coming out of the gate was a killer for me. I’ve drilled RC’s for (-1) but that ranges up to (-7) on a bad section. I’ve realized that IF I miss a Main Point Q on a passage I’ll miss (-3) or (-4) on that passage total. (-0) or (-1) is standard on any passage which I don’t miss a MP, and usually that comes from a tough inference. The Multiverse passage #2 is the one that’s keeping me up at night, the comparative passage 3rd was good thankfully, and the 4th passage was fine but just a bit more difficult and convoluted (I think the theory-based late passages seem to be this way more commonly). Overall a fine RC in terms of difficulty, just bummed I got hit with it out of the gate.

    The 25 Q LR section 2nd was solid. Nothing too unusual and they were kind to give us a || Flaw in the 1st 10 Q’s (meaning that I knew there was no || Flaw coming at Q 25 or anything). There were plenty of na’s, Flaws and inferences so nothing unexpected. Less late inferences than I thought there might be so that was also kind of them (I think the 1 I skipped from this section for my timing purposes was a Q 22 Must Be False that looked like a monster). A late Role Q at 20 stood out — they usually make those tricky. I also remember a nice || Q late and a good amount of str/wk late but no Eval!! So, generally, the 25 Q LR was about as good as one could’ve hoped for.

    The LG section 3rd was a bummer for me because I’m absolutely fired and ready to dominate during the 3rd section and LG is by far my strongest (so I was hoping for the 26 LR or an RC). LG games 1 and 2 were a breeze and I’m not just saying that because I get -0’s on Analytical, but game 1 was the nicest selection/sequencing hybrid game you’ll ever see and game 2 was a kind little 5 entity sequencer. Game 3 was admittedly difficult –> lot of FL to keep track of and the open/closed aspect made it tricky but made for an easy rule sub Q. Game 4 was the most unusual with them giving us 8 entities and those entities being numbers rather than letters. There was one crucial rule to keep track of with the 3 before the 7 before the 5 and the 4 working around the 3 and the 5 (hopefully that’s general enough not to warrant a removal of this comment thread). All in all, LG was expectedly fine. 2 rule sub Q’s probably made some people mad 🙂

    I had a very strong feeling the 4th RC was my experimental and it proved to be true. I was conflicted about how much attention to direct towards the upcoming 26 Q LR which I knew would be the biggest challenge for me and which demands the most effort/focus being that it was last.

    The 26 LR was a monster. I’m sure you guys with LR as your strongest were fine with it, but it was definitely no breeze. I can remember an inference at Q12 that was tough, a Flaw at 15 which got me, an inf at Q18 about the T-rex which was tough, a late na which was tough, a late MOA at 20 which they often make tricky and no friendliness this time with the || at 23 and the || Flaw at 26.

    That’s a lot to digest, but should be pretty helpful to compare your experience with. I generally score range between (-3) to (-6) on LR and usually leave 1-2 on timing. I have a bigger range for RC from (-1) to (-7) which is why I’m nervous about that 1st RC section. LG generally (-0).
    Hope everyone is able to enjoy their added free time now before finals 🙂

  15. I also had LR RC LR LR LG. I remember that my LRs were 25-26-25. At one point I looked down at my answer sheet during section 3 and freaking because my answers were in a peculiar shape. Section 1 was incredibly easy for me. I feel like the 26 question LR was also fairly straightforward. Unfortunately, the test administrator was cold and turned the heat up in our room just before my section 4 and I started to sweat and fall asleep because it was so hot in the room. This led to me panicking a bit and guessing on the last question—which was about global warming or something. I am really hoping that my section 3 was the experimental, but I’m pretty sure it was section 1. Anyone know if the LR RC LR LR LG format can have different experimental orders? It seems to me that this would skew people’s results because of test fatigue affecting different sections differently, but maybe LSAC doesn’t care about that. Did anyone else with my test order have the global warming question—last question of the real 25 question LR section—in a different LR section than section 4?

    • I also had the same LR RC LR LR LG, but I’m wondering if people could have had different order of LRs. I can’t remember the questions anymore, but I also started panicking in the end when I realized both my first and third LR answers (first LR in particular) had a strong pattern involving mostly two alphabets.

  16. Also, does anyone know if the LR section with the Global Warming question at the end was a 25 or 26 question section? I am hearing mixed things and I do not recall, but am almost positive that it was 25.

  17. Concur re above comments.
    Doubled RC sections

    For me, coming from a math/logic background, LG was always easiest section and studied knowing easiest to score + points/ time put into studying.

    However, for me, again as actually a PT legal expert witness in math/stats — the LG section kicked my ass. I did plenty of real practice tests and my LG section was in the middle of an otherwise solid or better overall test re: sense of success / concentration.

    The first two games each had an odd component – either the set-up or a facet of the rule(s) – that threw me off and I was incredibly frustrated.

    I am pretty sure I FINALLY got the 1st game.
    2nd game – again, ANYONE ELSE? confused here… lost time… frankly the pairing component either worded unusually or something was off that sucked my time and I never felt solid about my answers for the first time in ANY game I have looked at.
    — noting I realize the structure of the game wasn’t complex.
    — the components of this semi-simple game were unusual (to me) in some way – the structure, rules and Qs and A options.
    —> anyone else?
    3rd – more complex to be expected I just ran out of time
    4th – I did not get to even diagram it but had I – it seemed reasonable to do.

    I SAY THIS TO ANYONE WHO HAD A HARD TIME ON THIS LG – I normally finish all 4 in time and miss only a few total. I was shocked at how poor I did. It was my worst section turned out versus the other sections.

    Versus the 9-10 other practice tests.

    I am so curious to find out if others found this to be the case.
    LR — Honestly, my lowest practice sections and unlike the above folks
    Idk which one you mean was the harder of the two re: the ordering of mine or sample questions and trying to map them onto the above info. To me they didn’t strike me as unequal CLEARLY THE OUTLIER. I was pleasantly surprised to finish with just enough time.
    RC – I had double here and am glad to find out the real was
    real – modern dancing, math, multiverse – ironically I knew about all 3 content matters by sheer luck. I feel this is MASSIVELY UNFAIR that science / BS folks like me have this decent of a chance of knowing the information presented given the idea is the obscurity of content matter puts us on an even playing field. I am also a modern dancer so go figure

    OVERALL – I felt the LR was actually not any harder or different from the practice real exams I took
    RC – was equal too but easier for any of those who come from a theoretical math or science background (sigh – rather fairness even if I’m in the minority that may have found it easier for content reasons than practice tests) — the ease was not do to the structure — seemed right on the money.

    Logic games – 🙁 – I am very surprised no one has noted this yet as I felt surely given math background, how I scored on the SAT and GRE math etc. and practice LSAT LG sections, someone else must have been tossed off…..
    I hope….. maybe I temp. lost my mind?


    P.S – I cannot say I got it right, but while I have a horrid auditory processing disorder (I qualify for a notetaker or to record all classes in grad school if no visual presented) I have nearly a picture perfect memory if just jarred I can likely recall specific info from the test but will not do so
    – unless someone seeks this info for some ethical / test confidentiality in place way and reason
    – towards the benefit of that person and others of any kind
    I AM NOT BRAGGING I again am not a top top scorer, but I will remember most questions and answer options etc. if this happens to be of any use and can tell you what I selected if helpful to blog authors or users to just identify info as putting test together at present from collective memories for whatever purposes. You can email me if you like at pkbrewer@gmail.com


  18. I’m learning that it’s more stressful waiting on the score, than actually taking the test. I’m going crazy. I go back and forward from feeling confident to not.

Leave A Reply