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Canadian Law Students / Happy Thanksgiving!
« on: October 10, 2004, 07:38:40 PM »
Greetings, fellow Canadian LSDers! 

I just wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!  Hope you are all enjoying excellent dinners and conversation with your loved ones!

What do I have to be thankful for?  Health, family, and the opportunity to go to school.  And that the LSAT is over (this is a big one).  What is everyone else thankful for?


Heh, 100 questions on the LSAT.  I don't believe that has ever happened before.

It makes ya wonder:  What does this mean?

Studying for the LSAT / Game Plan until October 2nd
« on: September 26, 2004, 04:19:17 PM »
Well, here's mine:

I scored a 172 today, so now I have decided that I am not going to write any more full-length practice tests before Saturday.  I want to end my practicing on a high note, and I'm afraid if my last practice test is in the low 160's, it is totally going to psych me out.

So, every day I will write 1 or 2 timed sections, and focus particularly on games sections from recent tests, then take friday off completely (after I'm done my Anal. Chem. lab at 6pm Friday evening, that is).

What is everyone else's plan?

Canadian Law Students / Anyone studying for the LSAT in Calgary?
« on: August 16, 2004, 08:00:18 PM »
Hey, I knew it was a long shot, but ya can't blame me for trying!

Okay, so I'm finding that I am really good at all the different types of Logical Reasoning questions, EXCEPT for those that I describe as "Venn Diagram" questions.  For illustration purposes, here is a sample question of what I am talking about:

Preptest #23, Section 2, question 10:

All bridges built from 1950 to 1960 are in serious need of rehabilitation.  Some bridges constructed in this period, however, were built according to faulty engineering design.  That is the bad news.  The good news is that at least some bridges in serious need of rehabilitation are not suspension bridges, since no suspension bridges are among the bridges that were built according to faulty engineering design.

If the statements above are true, then, on the basis of those statements, which one of the following must also be true?

A) Some suspension bridges are not in serious need of rehabilitation.
B) Some suspension bridges are in serious need of rehabilitation.
C) Some bridges that were built according to faulty engineering design are in serious need
   of rehabilitation.
D) Some bridges built from 1950 to 1960 are not in serious need of rehabilitation.
E) Some bridges that were built according to faulty engineering design are not bridges
   other than suspension bridges.

My natural instinct is to start drawing Venn diagrams, but this technique obviously doesn't work, as I have proven to myself over and over.  Yet, I cannot seem to come up with a better strategy for solving these problems!  This is a worrisome problem for me, especially after writing preptest #23, which seemed to have at least 3 of these questions in one LR section.  Ahhh!

Does anyone have a better method for approaching these types of LR questions?  I am really stumped here.

Thanks for all your help!

Studying for the LSAT / Bob and Doug Mckenzie
« on: June 18, 2004, 12:19:53 AM »
This isn't a horror story.. unless you have seen Strange Brew.

Studying for the LSAT / Are more recent LSAT preptests "better"?
« on: May 31, 2004, 11:48:18 PM »
It's coming down to the crunch, and the LSAT is only 12 days away.  I have been working through the official preptests #19-#28, and I'm purchasing the "10 Actual" preptests tomorrow, which I think includes #9-#18.  Anyhow, I was wondering if anyone knows whether the preptests have changed drastically between these older ones and the most recently available tests (ie: #30-42).  I would purchase a couple of these if I thought it was really worth it, but they are going to cost me almost $20 Cdn per test- a little steep if you ask me!!

Any thoughts on this?

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