The experimental section of the October 9, 2010 LSAT like any LSAT varies depending upon which version of the test you were given.
It is usually one of the first three sections of the test. (before the break)
Here is how you can figure out which section was experimental on your LSAT:
1. Which type of section did you have an extra section of? (eg. did you have 3 logical reasoning sections, 2 reading comprehension or 2 analytical reasoning sections)
2. If you had 2 reading comprehension or 2 analytical reasoning sections then the first one was likely the experimental and if one was before the break and one after then it’s usually the first one. For the October 9, 2010 LSAT, based on reader feedback, the REAL Reading Comprehension section included passage topics on: artists, African American historiography, animal communication and the UN.
3. If you had 3 logical reasoning sections and only one was before the break then that is likely the experimental one. If two were before the break then the first one is likely the experimental section. One of the REAL logical reasoning sections involved questions on Owls and Antibiotics.
So the experimental section could be Logical Reasoning, Reading Comprehension or Analytical Reasoning depending on which copy of the test you wrote. Whichever one it was it does not count towards your LSAT score.
Every LSAT includes four scored sections a writing sample and a fifth un-scored LSAT section.
The four scored sections are:
Logical Reasoning x2
The experimental section will be one of the above three types but it won’t count towards your score. The experimental section is used to test questions for future LSAT exams. The questions in it can be harder or easier than average as new question types and difficulty levels are experimented with.
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