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##### Studying for the LSAT / Question about taking the LSAT 3x in 2 years
« on: October 19, 2007, 10:02:08 PM »
If you have two cancellations and one physical score....within the span of two years...does that mean you cannot take the LSAT until one of those falls off the 2 year mark....

OR

does this rule ONLY apply to LSATs with scores (and not cancellations)...?

anyone who knows please tell me so I can decided whether a retake a possible....

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Kaplan Explanations 43-46?
« on: June 02, 2007, 11:04:34 PM »
Does anybody have these? If you do could you send them my way....

I'll name my first born after you.  either that or trade you something else for them.

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: 6/06 LR Questions- First Section
« on: December 19, 2006, 11:41:19 AM »
Any fruit that is infected is also rotten.
=INF--R
+
No fruit that was inspected is infected.
=INS-~INF:INF--~INS

:R---~INS

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Therefore, any fruit that was inspected is safe to eat.
=INS---S:~S---~INS

: R---~S

The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

A)   It is not safe to eat any fruit that is rotten.:here we have the right one.
B)   It is safe to eat any fruit that is not rotten.
=~R---S
C)   It would have been safe to eat infected fruit if it had been inspected.
D)   It is not safe to eat any fruit that is infected.
E)   It is safe to eat any fruit that is uninfected.

17. Human beings can exhibit complex, goal-oriented behavior without conscious awareness of what they are doing.
: possibility: if ~C----CGB

Thus, merely establishing that non-human animals are intelligent will not establish that they have consciousness.:(Only A is B=B--A)
:~C--I
CGB---I

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A)   Complex, goal-oriented behavior requires intelligence.
B)   The possession of consciousness does not imply the possession of intelligence.
C)   All forms of conscious behavior involve the exercise of intelligence.
D)   The possession of intelligence entails the possession of consciousness.
E)   Some intelligent human behavior is neither complex nor goal-oriented.

hey river...for number 7 how did you reach those two R statements that i put in bold? and i notice that you're using notation similar to what's in the nova book...does that book go over problems similar to these (or not really?)

and for #17...how did you arrive at that diagram for the second sentence and was there a book that went over dealing with diagramming indicators like the one in this question?

p.s. thank you for trying to help me

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##### Studying for the LSAT / study group in la area?
« on: December 17, 2006, 05:51:17 PM »
if you're in the area and need a buddy to review confusing questions with lemme know.

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: 6/06 LR Questions- First Section
« on: December 17, 2006, 03:40:33 PM »
i vauguely understand the explanation given....but does anybody wanna weigh in...i'm still a little lost...

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: 6/06 LR Questions- First Section
« on: December 17, 2006, 02:11:39 PM »
i have the LRB....i'm gonna review it in hopes it'll make things more clear....thanks for the advice...

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: 6/06 LR Questions- First Section
« on: December 17, 2006, 01:49:09 PM »
testmasters advocated the method i'm using.

take powerscore.

p.s. thanks for the help...i'm kinda worried now tho....about how i'm gonna figure out these types of qs....

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##### Studying for the LSAT / 6/06 LR Questions- First Section
« on: December 17, 2006, 12:04:57 PM »
I've had a tough time diagramming these 2 lr problems for reasons I'll discuss below. If the you guys could help me with this i would really appreciate it.

7. Any fruit that is infected is also rotten. No fruit that was inspected is infected. Therefore, any fruit that was inspected is safe to eat.

The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

A)   It is not safe to eat any fruit that is rotten.
B)   It is safe to eat any fruit that is not rotten.
C)   It would have been safe to eat infected fruit if it had been inspected.
D)   It is not safe to eat any fruit that is infected.
E)   It is safe to eat any fruit that is uninfected.

Ok...for this problem...I didn't have a problem diagramming the stimulus or the answer choices....but what I don't get is this: technically B and E are "right" in formal logical terms....so how do you eliminate the "wrong" answer out of these two....

my diagram of stim:

INF---> RT (CP: RT---> INF)
INS---> INF (CP: INF---> INS)
Missing
Premise: INF----> STE (CP: STE---> INF)

Conc: INS---> STE

okay so e is technically the missing premise provided above....but there is also answer choice b which uses the first logic statement i diagrammed above which could technically be correct in the sense that RT---> INF---> STE.... (so to me putting in the missing premise of RT--> STE....would yield a valid enough statement to let the conclusion follow)....so my question is why is b wrong?

17. Human beings can exhibit complex, goal-oriented behavior without conscious awareness of what they are doing. Thus, merely establishing that non-human animals are intelligent will not establish that they have consciousness.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A)   Complex, goal-oriented behavior requires intelligence.
B)   The possession of consciousness does not imply the possession of intelligence.
C)   All forms of conscious behavior involve the exercise of intelligence.
D)   The possession of intelligence entails the possession of consciousness.
E)   Some intelligent human behavior is neither complex nor goal-oriented.

Ok...for this problem...as soon as I looked at it...and I saw the "without" in the first sentence...I thought I could diagram the stim...but I have no clue as to how to diagram the conclusion because of its wording....and after an hour of looking at this question....literally...the only thing I could gather was that a is the only answer choice that still holds after applying powerscore's "solving justify questions mechanistically"....but that technique is supposed to be applied to justify questions (not assumption quesions, right?)...so how did you guys figure out this question...and did you diagram?

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##### Studying for the LSAT / preptest explanations
« on: December 14, 2006, 12:51:21 AM »
i have had THE hardest time with preptests 41-49 and I know kaplan came out with explanations for tests 1-40. I have all the tests, explanations for 1-40, and a wealth of other info but desperately need explanations for the later tests...especially test 49 which basically crushed my spirit....

please PM me if you have those explanations or know where I can get them.

I'm desperate at this point because I've already put in too much effort now to go down like this

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##### Studying for the LSAT / Re: test #49 6/06 2nd game
« on: December 12, 2006, 02:21:50 AM »
thanks....you're right...its a lot easier when you're not freaking out...lol

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