## LSAT Podcast Episode 55: LSAT-Flex: The Lessons We Learned

May 20th, 2020
01:08:56

The first-ever LSAT-Flex tests have now been officially administered, and Dave and Jon have spent the past several days scouring the internet and talking to hundreds of students to get the inside scoop on exactly what occurred! In Episode 55 you'll hear them talk briefly about the tests' content before turning their attention to the Flex experience itself: what went right, what went wrong, and what you can do to prepare yourself for this unique testing situation.

## Episode Timestamps:

0:00 – Intro. Dave and Jon sip on few natural disaster related beverages to pair with the whirlwind of activity in the LSAT world and the Flex test this week.

5:16 – This week in the LSAT world. A grueling few days with students constantly taking and finishing Flex tests for over 10 hours each day.

7:07 – Test details. At least 4 different tests with different content and different scaling were used. We saw two forms more than others:

• Motown RC and Crops LG, which we think was a -7 scale.
• Drilling RC and Theater LG, which we think was a -8 scale.

We had a lot of data on both of those, and felt fairly good about those predictions and talk about them in the podcast.

The other "mix-and-match" forms seemed to be used less frequently, and we didn't have as strong a feel for those. If pressed, we'd say the following:

• Motown RC and Theater LG, which we think was at least a -9 scale.
• Drilling RC and Crops LG , which we think was likely a -8 scale.

It's always tough to make predictions in general, and this made it even harder so go easy on us if you disagree :)

9:08 – “Test One.” A discussion of the first primary test that we received a lot of feedback on. Relatively easy Logic Games, difficult Logical Reasoning, and one particularly difficult Reading Comprehension passage.

11:57 – “Test Two.” An additional question (76) compared to test one. Difficult Logic Games section, easier Logical Reasoning despite the one extra question, and a standard difficulty Reading Comprehension section. Dave and Jon’s Crystal Ball LSAT-Flex preview webinar still applies for June Flex takers and any others that could be announced this summer.

17:14 – How did it go? A quick rundown of how things went on 5/18 and 5/19, plus our goals for this discussion pertaining to May test takers and future Flex takers alike.

22:38 – Wait times for starting vary. These can last anywhere from instants to hours before the test actually begins.

24:59 – Do NOT disconnect from the system at any point. You will go to the end of the queue if so. Even with the longer waits, you will still be able to connect with a proctor and test eventually – be patient! You can still leave the room to use the bathroom before you get connected with the proctor.