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Why and how Blueprint Practice Exams 1-15 differ from their LawHub counterparts
Why and how Blueprint Practice Exams 1-15 differ from their LawHub counterparts
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If you've been taking and reviewing Practice Exams in the Blueprint testing interface, you know that when you're reviewing our tests or quizzes, you can see full identifying item information - the month/year, section, etc. If you've cross-referenced these items in LawHub, you may have noted that our practice exams 1-15 are similar, but not identical, to the tests you'll find there.

For instance, our June 2018 exam has 3 scored sections (1 each of LR LG RC), just like they'll see on test day. The experimental section is not from June 2018, but is instead taken from another real LSAC test. As this is an experimental section, it can be of any type (LR, LG, RC), and we don't score it. We use different exams for these sections, and place them at different points in our exams, to give you the most test-like experience possible.

LSAC LawHub's version of the June 2018 exam has 4 scored sections — 2 LR, 1 LG, 1 RC. If you were to compare to our tests, the 2nd LR section that you see in the LawHub version is not included in our tests, but the other 3 scored sections are the same. (Don't worry, all those questions are still available to you via our Qbank!). This is true for all our exams.

Why do we remove that second scored LR section? From 1991-2019, the LSAT had 4 scored sections (2 LR, 1 RC, 1 LG). Since 2020, it has had 3 scored sections (1 LR, 1 RC, 1 LG). So, our exams take the real RC/LG sections + one of the two real LR sections from a given test, and make a 3-scored-section exam out of that. We adjust the scoring to fit this 3-section scored test; an important change, as it means that the weighting goes from 50% LR, 25% RC, 25% LG, which is pre-2020 weighting, to equal 33% weighting for each section. Without these changes, scoring on our exams would be predictive for students taking the pre-2020 LSAT, but would not do a great job of predicting scores on the modern test — which you will be taking.

With the removal of the 2nd scored LR section and the inclusion of a selected unscored experimental section from a different exam, we are able to use the treasure trove of real LSAT items released by the LSAC while offering a customized, 2022 and beyond exam experience that best matches what you'll see on test day!

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