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Studying for the LSAT / Dec 2004 Fish Question
« on: May 31, 2005, 10:35:11 PM »
Biologist have noted reproductive abnormalities in fish that are immediately downstream of paper mills.  One possible cause is dioxin, which paper mills release daily and which can alter the concentration of hormones in fish.  However, dioxin is unlikely to be the cause, since the fish recover normal hormone concentrations relatively quickly during occasional mill shutdowns and dioxin decomposes very slowly in the environment.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

C. Normal river currents carry the dioxin present in the river far downstream in a few hours.

D.  Some of the fish did not recover rapidly from the physiological changes that were induced by the changes in hormone concentrations.

Why is it C and not D.  If the fish don't recover, from the changes in hormone imbalences doesn't this weaken the argument?

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Studying for the LSAT / Need help LR Oct.99
« on: April 02, 2005, 03:50:23 PM »
16. We can learn about the living conditions of a vanished culture by examining its language.  Thus, it is likely that the people who spoke Proto-Indo-European, the language  from which all Indo-European language descended, lived in a cold climate, isolated from ocean or sea, because Proto-Indo-European lacks a word for "sea," yet contains works for "winter," "snow," and "wolf."

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?

B. Some languages lack words for prominent elements of the environments of their speakers.
D. Proto-Indo European possesses words for "heat."

I picked D. The argument assumes that the Proto-Indo-Eurpoean languages possiblly have words of things that they see such as "winter" "snow" "wolf" wouldn't it weaken the arguement if they had a word such as heat which is something that you can't see, but feel....?

Why is B right? Does it matter that some languages lack words for prominent elements of the enivronment like maybe some Asian languages or other different language trees of which Proto-Indo-Europeans do not evolve from, for me this answer is too broad...some...in this case does not seem to impact this argument?

Please share your thoughts...

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Food? People? Academics? Traffic? Where would prefer to live?

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What is the SAT equivalent of 50%?  Did you notice a correlation between your SAT and LSAT?

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....And how long do you think it will take to pay it off...

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If a school says a statement in a page or two, or two pages max...but nothing about spacing and margins....or font size...do you think it would be okay to single space 1.0 space it, with.05 margins, and 11.5 font?  Are there any hard rules about this.

Thanks, Inla.


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Like your rank in your department? Or the rank of the entire graduating student body?

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Please tell what you did..and how you noted them on your applications...what is correct protocal....

 

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LSAC and LSDAS / What is grade inflation?
« on: January 11, 2005, 11:03:49 PM »
Do you know what these mean on your academic summary report and how it works with grade inflation?

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