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Studying for the LSAT / LR #15 section C from June 2003
« on: September 24, 2004, 07:36:30 PM »
These are two of answer choices from the section C #15 from Jun 03 test.  Could someone please explain how condition changes using "the only..." or "only...?"  Can they be both diagramed as:

IF Interested in improving Intellects, then Not Interested in (concerned with) Making Money. Right?

c) The only people not interested in making money in the business world are people who are interested in improving their intellects.

e) Only people not concerned with making money in the business world are interested in improving their intellects.

The only and only both make a clause necessary, doesn't it? 


Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Are you non-native?
« on: August 31, 2004, 04:54:34 PM »
The fact that English is not my first language has been creating extra hardship for me to imporve my score.  I am just curious how other non-natives are doing with LSAT (if there is any out there). 

Still, I have worked hard and improved my points by 11 since April.  But I need another 7-8 points in order to get in to top 50 schools.  I don't know if schools will even consider in anyway the fact that English is not my first language.  LSAT is already one hard test.  No matter how much I study, I feel I will never get 170 or even 165+ because of the fact above.  I would like to know if any non-native has socred that high points.  Well, I don't consider a person who came to US before 18 years old as a non-native person I am talking about here. 

Studying for the LSAT / Is this just me....???
« on: August 31, 2004, 04:19:11 PM »
Taking several preptests, I've noticed this pattern.  I normally do well on one of two LR sections, usually missing one or two, but always do a lot worse on the other LR section, missing 5-6.  Is this because those two sections's difficulties are supposed to be different? Or this is just me always messing up one LR section for some strange reason...Do you guys find this pattern to be true?

I just came out of a lawsuit a few months ago, which I had filed against my ex-employer. It took over a year for this case to be resolved, and I experiended hell during the period since I stayed with the company until the end of the case, and the company was being extremely ugly toward me.  I filed the suit because I was sexually harrassed by my boss, and the company did not deal with it properly (rather, tried to cover it up by making me look like a bad guy). I was emotionally and physically collapsed at some point but kept myself together and continued to excel my profession at work (I was in finance).  I managed to work long hours at the same time preparing for and attending depotions (5-7 days every month). It was the worst time of my life and has changed me forever.   However, this had made me come to realize the importance of justice more then ever before.  When I filed a suit, I thought this case had nothing to be argued about--it was crystal clear to me who was wrong and what needed to be done.  Stupid of me to expect that all the lawyers to be honest and ethical.  Some would do anything to win the case, or simply for more money.  My life almost got destroyed because of those blood sucking lawyers my company paid fortune for.  I learned through my case that how easily the truth could be distorted and manipulated. And how difficult and complicated to establish one little truth.  It was brutal.  I had to live and fight with an anxiety and fear because I could not fully trust the system after what I witnessed there.  Only reason I did not lose faith in my case was because at least I had great faith in my lawyers.  Not only they were skilled to be a great lawyer but also their attitudes toward morals and justice were something I could fully respect. 

Sorry for a long sloppy writing...what I wanted to ask is that if it's ok to mention something like that in my ps.  Maybe I am a bit too paranoid but I was worried that some schools may see this experience and wrongly determine my personality---like I am too hostile or extremely aggressive.  Some schools may avoid a woman like me just because THEY are afraid of getting sued (sounds silly, but you know about the sexuall harassment case against an administrator of UC Berkeley law?).  Appreciate your honest opinion!

Has anyone taken LSAT at California Ballroom in Oakland, CA?  I am debating whether I should take one at UC Berkeley or Oakland (California Ballroom--I think it's a conference center).  Oakland will be the closest from where I live right now, but I am not familier with the area.  If anyone knows about the environment (large desk/small desk, noise level, etc) of these test centers, I would like some information.  Thanks!

Studying for the LSAT / Reading Comp...I can't read fast enough...
« on: July 08, 2004, 01:24:38 PM »
Hi, everyone,

I am posting my message for the fisrt time.  I am so glad that I found such an informational site!!!

I am planning to take Oct LSAT.  But reading comp is killing me because I cannot read fast enough. I guess, this is because I am not a native English speaker.  If someone knows a good way to improve my speed reading skill or to study RC sections, please please let me know.  Thanks :(

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