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Post by sallyss » Fri May 22, 2020 10:37 am

Does anyone know if raw scores will likely be overall higher or lower for the LSAT flex vs the regular 4-section test? I'm not great at RC or LG and I make up most of my points in the 2 LR sections. Since it will now only make up 1/3 of my score instead of half, I'm nervous that my 120-180 scale score will go down. Any insight is appreciated.


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Re: LSAT Flex

Post by dvlthndr » Fri May 22, 2020 11:06 pm

Here is the LSAC FAQ (source: ... /lsat-flex)
Since the proportion of Logical Reasoning questions is different on the LSAT-Flex, how should I prepare? Will Logical Reasoning questions be weighted the same as Analytical Reasoning and Reading Comprehension questions, or will they be counted double?

We are not double-counting Logical Reasoning questions on the LSAT-Flex. The Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension questions on the LSAT-Flex will be scored without weighting one section more than another. The LSAT-Flex will include roughly the same number of Analytical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, and Reading Comprehension questions, so if you find one type of question more challenging than others, you may want to focus your preparation on those questions.

If LR is your strongest section, you will get a worse score out of LSAT flex. Scaled scores are all based on percentiles. LSAT flex rewards people who do better on RC and LG at the expense of people that do better on LR sections. Similarly, LSAT flex rewards people who can maintain focus for a couple hours (i.e., long enough to complete 3 sections), while the traditional LSAT rewards people with the "endurance" for a 5-section test.

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