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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Patterns in test
« on: September 28, 2008, 06:46:27 PM »
Ooh there are many. Most are outlined in two books, the PowerScore Bibles (possibly even three, I haven't read the RC Bible). Many are outlined in other books -- you know, by those companies called Kaplan, Princeton Review, etc. -- I think they're called "test prep" materials.

You might consider flipping through the pages of one or two of these. Maybe?

idapie18, not very nice :(  ... But I somewhat agree, risingstar22, your question is too broad.  Can you be more specific?



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Hi, I was in a similar situation. Unfortunently (fortunently for LSAC who makes a lot of money due to this), you'll have to reschedule your LSAT twice.  First to Feb, then to Jun/Oct.  I specifically called up LSAC to ask them this very question, and they told me there is no other way.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Time well spent
« on: August 19, 2008, 08:58:09 AM »
Im preparing for oct lsat.  at this point, the games are fairly easy to me. between the lr and rc section, where would you lend more of your focus.  lr section, weaken, strenthen trip me up. and reading comp, once I understand the passage Im good.

You should probably focus on improving your LR score first because LR accounts for almost twice as many points as RC. Not to mention that many of the principles in LR overlap RC, and thus improving LR may help to serve you improve your RC score.

Well put.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Is "Nor" an And statement or Or statement?
« on: August 17, 2008, 04:38:44 PM »
NOR is an AND statement.

If A, then neither B nor C:

A --> ~B + ~C

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Studying for the LSAT / Strange Conditional Logic
« on: August 17, 2008, 04:04:28 PM »
Ref: Pretest 23, Section 2, Question 25 (Parallel Reasoning)

The "only where" phrase is throwing me off  :-[

Original:
"All of the rural districts are free of major air pollution problems because such problems occur ONLY WHERE there is a large concentration of automobiles, and there are no such places in the rural districts."

My Symbolization:
(Rural Districts)<-|->(Air Pollution)-->(Large Concentration of Automobiles)

Is that right?
I'm assuming that "only where" is symbolized like: "S only where N": S-->N

If my symbolization is correct, then I don't understand how AC "b" is the correct answer for this question :-[ Please Help  :'(

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Burnout prevention
« on: August 14, 2008, 10:08:25 AM »
Thanks a lot for the advice and tips, they seem very helpful.

btw, I'm Canadian :P  It's crazy how you were able to predict that!

p.s. My post was a little misleading, I don't have preptests 1-6.. I only have the ones available from LSAC.. I just put 1-26 to mean that I've done all available ones up to 26.

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Studying for the LSAT / Wierd Formal Logic Flaw Question
« on: August 13, 2008, 08:42:55 AM »
I can't post the actual question here (copyright), but it's available at: Preptest 14, Section 4, Question 9

I diagrammed the question as follows:
Premise: TUE <-|-> STP <-|-> CE
Conclusion: CE --> TUE

The answer to this flaw question is:
"The reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument ignores the possibility that some people who do not support the tax plan do not truly understand economics".

I have no f*cking clue how that's the answer. Could someone please explain? :'(  I have Kaplan's answers, but they're complete crap.

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Studying for the LSAT / Burnout prevention
« on: August 13, 2008, 07:20:10 AM »
I've studied the bibles religously (no pun intended), done all questions by individial question type for Preptests 1-26, reviewed my answers, etc.

I'm about to start practicing full LSATs now (preptest #27 to most recent).  My question is, how many full preptests do you recommend writing each week without burning out or decreasing your score?  Also, what frequency do you recommend writing preptests?

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Studying for the LSAT / Bubbling Tolerance..
« on: August 09, 2008, 04:37:18 PM »
Does anyone know or have experience with the amount of tolerance the answer sheet Scranton can accept?  I find myself taking about 45-55 seconds to bubble in my answers per section, but I make sure that the bubble is fully filled (so no white spots in the bubble).  If I can cut down my time by even 15-20 seconds, I think it'll help.  Is there a certain amount of white space the Scranton can tolerate? Also, what's a good "bubble speed"?

P.S. I'm aware you can get your test hand-graded if you suspect there's an error, but I'm just asking for a general rule of thumb to go by.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best way to improve timing
« on: August 09, 2008, 04:15:27 PM »
lol, this is what happens when a whole bunch of future lawyers get together on a single forum ;)

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