For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

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For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby 03152016 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:04 am

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby descartesb4thehorse » Fri May 11, 2012 6:10 am

artificial language omg

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby banjo » Fri May 11, 2012 8:50 am

Awesome find. I'm surprised the General Background section ever made it onto the test. It seems so contrary to the original goal of leveling the playing field. Look at this one:

Scottish dialect is characteristic of the poetry of
a) Thomas Gray
b) Jonathan Swift
c) Samuel Johnson
d) William Blake
e) Robert Burns

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby tinyvipers » Fri May 11, 2012 9:41 am

I love this! Going to print it out and frame it!

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby BearState » Fri May 11, 2012 10:15 am

This is super interesting, thanks for sharing.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby LSAT Blog » Fri May 11, 2012 10:22 am

They should bring back poorly-drawn dogs (p39-40).

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby Genki » Fri May 11, 2012 10:25 am

The common word section (VI) actually looks kind of fun, like something you would find in a Sunday paper.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby iowalum » Fri May 11, 2012 10:35 am

SO glad I didn't have to take this one - very interesting though, it seems a lot older than it really is.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby annyong » Fri May 11, 2012 10:37 am

Wow. Even just looking over it, the artificial language and verb tense stress me out.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby d0rklord » Fri May 11, 2012 1:11 pm

Is anyone else a bit grateful towards their LSAT studying now...? So glad I didn't have to study for THAT type of test O.O;;

EDIT: also, show of hands... how many people are going to attempt to do this entire test?

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby princeR » Fri May 11, 2012 1:22 pm

WTF

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby agcl0913 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:27 pm

So bizarre. WTF is with the artificial language section? How is that helpful in determining someone's aptitude for being a lawyer?

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby agcl0913 » Fri May 11, 2012 1:35 pm

"The test form administered in 1948 required a full day of testing and consisted on 10 sections, named Verbal Analogies, Sentence Completion, Paragraphs, Word Classification, two sections of Reading Comprehension, Figure Classification, Debates, Contrary and Irrelevant Statements and Reasoning."

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby 99.9luft » Fri May 11, 2012 1:40 pm

artificial language is so fun! I saw we swap one of the LR sections with that!

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby d0rklord » Fri May 11, 2012 1:50 pm

99.9luft wrote:artificial language is so fun! I saw we swap one of the LR sections with that!


HDU.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby kckool7 » Fri May 11, 2012 2:55 pm

This test is fantastic. Bring it back!

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby BearState » Fri May 11, 2012 3:10 pm

agcl0913 wrote:"The test form administered in 1948 required a full day of testing and consisted on 10 sections, named Verbal Analogies, Sentence Completion, Paragraphs, Word Classification, two sections of Reading Comprehension, Figure Classification, Debates, Contrary and Irrelevant Statements and Reasoning."


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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby Nova » Fri May 11, 2012 3:23 pm

Thanks for posting this. I definitely prefer the modern test.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Fri May 11, 2012 3:24 pm

great find.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby CincinnatusND » Fri May 11, 2012 3:29 pm

Awesome.

Section VI is laughably easy though, what the hell?

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby tedler » Sat May 12, 2012 1:24 am

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby Tom Joad » Sat May 12, 2012 1:31 am

No wonder Romney got into HLS.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby flcath » Sat May 12, 2012 1:35 am

This was an awesome find, OP.

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby KevinP » Sat May 12, 2012 1:36 am

FWIW, a lot of these sections were pretested but never implemented. LSAC messed around with AI but it was never scored on an official test.


See Page 8 for a complete breakdown:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=ca ... izjg&pli=1

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Re: For anyone wondering what the pre-1991 LSAT looked like...

Postby omninode » Sat May 12, 2012 1:38 am

Tom Joad wrote:No wonder Romney got into HLS.




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