This week’s podcast discusses the experimental section of the LSAT. We’ll hear from Jeff Thomas, Assistant Director of Pre-Law Programs for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, and Andrew Brody, National Content Director for LSAT Programs at The Princeton Review.
Jeff Thomas tells us that the experimental section of the LSAT is an unscored portion of the test that is used by the makers of the test, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), to develop upcoming LSAT tests. LSAT-takers are not informed which of the five sections in their test is the unscored experimental ones. Thomas says that students don’t need to prepare for this section specifically since it is similar to the other sections on the test; the experimental section will cover the same concepts that the other four sections of the test do.
Andrew Brody begins by saying that the experimental section will look very similar to the other parts of the test. He agrees with Thomas and says there is no way to specifically prepare for the experimental section other than preparing for the test as a whole. Brody warns students against trying to “guess” which section might be the experimental one, in hopes of not having to work as hard on it. Instead, he suggests that students treat all sections as if they are scored, in order to do as well as possible on the exam.