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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 50
« on: June 07, 2007, 05:49:18 PM »
Preptest 50 Q23 regarding insomnia

why is A not a strengthener?

Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 49 section 4 (LR 2) question 19
« on: June 05, 2007, 04:26:17 PM »
Ok so the answer is A which states most of the world's forests will lose at lease some of their plant or animal species if no one intervenes.

But, the argument says that:

great majority (most) of forests are fragments
and of the fragments they typically (most) can't sustain themselves and this leads to the endagered species death.

so if:
51 fragmented forests out of 100 total forest and of those 51 fragmented 26 have lost their ability to sustain themselves in the long term and thus the animals there die. Shouldn't that lead to a some....

 and thus shouldn't the answer be some  of the world's forests will lose at lease some of their plant or animal species if no one intervenes.

B is the only thats close but couldn't it be possible that 49/100 (less than a majority) of forests are intervened in and thus some of the fragmented ones have interventions and those might be the ones in which all the world endangerd species are located.

If someone could explain what I'm missing it would be greatly appreciatd.


Studying for the LSAT / LR question from PT 47 sect. 1 q. 26
« on: June 03, 2007, 04:25:01 PM »
So I was hoping that someone could explain not only the right answer C but also the wrong answer D.

For C I was wondering how this would strengthen the argument. I thought it added nothing since it seems to do nothing but repeat the premise in the second sentence.

As for D does this not make the sample more representative or is it irrelevant because the argument does not make any generalization about first-graders as a whole?


Studying for the LSAT / WTF?
« on: June 02, 2007, 04:14:38 PM »
So, I was looking over preptest 46 and am not understanding Section 2 question 18. It is a Parallel reasoning question (i think), about physicists. The correct answer is C which asserts that some chick will "never win this chess tournament" based on her lack of ability to win in the past. THIS IS FOR SURE FLAWED is it not? the stimulus is not though since it qualifies its conclusion with "expect" rather than an absolute "will not." Also the question stem does not say anything about the "flawed reasoning" so I tossed this one out since it was flawed. Can someone take a look and tell me what i'm missing?

Here is a link to the question if you need it... it's the first section on this file question 18.

tha nks

Studying for the LSAT / LR questions
« on: May 25, 2007, 04:58:32 PM »
I was wondering if someone could explain why for preptest 39 section 2 question 6 C is wrong. Is it because the argument discusses the fact that poor writers shouldn't do use complex styles and from that we can't infer that talented writers can? Or is it the use of the world only, since the author might believe that average writers can use that complex style?

thanks in advance

Studying for the LSAT / newer preptests 40+
« on: May 09, 2007, 05:54:24 PM »
So, when I try to print these pdfs for the more recent preptests they print really small... does anyone know how to fix this (maybe by adjusting page settings)?

Studying for the LSAT / LR problem\
« on: May 08, 2007, 06:51:52 PM »
So, the question I have is regarding preptest 2. here is the link

the second question is the one I can't get. Somehow the statement "Most of them hold political views that are less innsightful than those of any reasonably well educated person who is not an artist" is supposed to lead to the inference:

 E)  Some artists are no less politically insightful than some reasonably well-educated persons who are not artists.

But, the LR bible says that Most ranges from 51 to 100. Meaning that you cannot infer than some do not.

Any thoughts?

So, LSAC has released Preptest 20 (october 1996) with the new RC. I've noticed that the curve has also jumped by one point. Does this mean the curve is going to be a point or two worse for June or was the passage they replaced a difficult one?

Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 33 easier than other?
« on: April 27, 2007, 06:05:08 PM »
I was wondering, did anyone find preptest 33 significantly easier than the preceding preptests? Also, I heard the RC gets harder as you get to more recent tests, and the curve harder as well... can I assume that the tests as a whole get harder or do the LR and LG become significantly easier to balance it out?

Studying for the LSAT / for those scoring 170+
« on: April 20, 2007, 02:16:27 PM »
I am currently stuck hovering around 169-172 for the last month and was wondering:

for those who pushed into the 175's how did you do it?

did it happen over night or was it incremental?

also what is your breakdown section by section? (I ask this because I want to know which section's I have the most room for improvement. I miss 1-2 on LR currently and tend to think that this is inevitable but am wondering are there people who consistentley miss 0?)

do you check every answer in LR? What I mean is sometimes I take sections and accept the first right answer I see in order to save time.. this way I finish 4 to 5 min early. However, this method sometimes causes me to miss 1 that I would have easily gotten had I considered all the answer choices. When I consider all the answer choices, however, i end up finishing with only a few seconds to spare and thus no time to check my answers.

Finally, how long does it take you to complete a parallel reasoning question? Can anyone do the difficult ones in under a minute and a half? These questions can take me up to 2 and a half minutes to complete, and I really feel if I could find some way to tackle these efficiently I will be able to save enough time in order to check my answers and maybe pick up another point. I characterize the conclusion, but often one must still analyze 3 or 4 choices that match. 

Thanks in Advance

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