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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 159 where should i be looking
« on: June 25, 2005, 03:18:20 PM »
You don't have a chance at any of them unless you invented something, were in the Olympics, started a business, or are/related to someone rich or famous.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Will people be honest about their scores?
« on: June 23, 2005, 09:03:53 PM »

"to" ... "too"

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Are you staying up?
« on: June 23, 2005, 08:58:39 PM »
I don't know why I've allowed you nuts to almost convince me to stay up until midnight.  I took the Oct. 04 test, and I did this last time, and randomly, even though I was on the east coast, I did not receive my score when many people on did.  Servers are set for random times, perhaps test centers, or test forms, or something, but not everyone gets it at the same moment.  Second, I waited and waited and refreshed and refreshed and finally gave up on it at like 11 pm when I decided to go out and celebrate my birthday.  When I returned at 3 am, I found out that my lovely scores were released at 11:57 (THE DAY THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE SENT OUT).  In other words, I'm going to try EXTREMELY hard to stay away from you guys and before I get myself an ulcer ANOTHER knot in my neck.  I reccommend to all of you do the same.  There's no telling when tomorrow we'll get them!

Good luck though.  I hope our obvious passion means something in our upcoming lawschool admissions cycle.


(mystery question: D)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Argument Most Similar Question
« on: June 19, 2005, 10:17:59 AM »
At first glance, this question appears to be a mappable parallel question.  However, to get to the answer for this question, you do not proceed in the same manner you would through a mappable parallel question as this is a specific type of one of those questions called an "identify the flaw" question.

To proceed, mapping is generally helpful, and with this question it will help you get your mind around what the stimulus is saying.  The stimulus says Some tenured professors are not full time professors.  It then says that all linguistics professors are tenured, therefore some are not full time.  Obviously, there's a huuuuge flaw there!  Before you go onto the answer choices, identify the flaw and it may even be helpful to articulate the flaw with a few words beside the stimulus.  When I did this practice exam, I remember thinking to myself, "What if all the linguistics professors are tenured and full time and all history professors are tenured but not full time, then it would be true that some tenured are not tenured and full time.  Now our task is to find which answer choice exhibits the same flaw.  The flaw is basically trying to say, that what is true about the whole is true about the parts.  A very bad bad flaw.  Let's go through the answer choices now.

A. If it's a modern office towers then it's climate controlled.  Not all office buildings are climate controlled. Therefore, not all office buildings are modern towers.
----this is a true statement, and therefore not the correct answer

B.  If municipal hospital then it's massive.  If municipal hosp, then not necessarily forbidding.  Therefore massive buildings need not be massive.
----again, this is a true statement, and thefore not the correct choice.

C.  Some buildings designed by fam architects are not well proportioned (read: if it's a building designed by a fam. architect it's not necessarily well proportioned).  If gov't building, then designed by a famous architect.  Therefore, some gov't bldgs are not well proportioned.  This exhibits the same flaw.  Say all gov't bldgs are designed by famous architects and they all are well proportioned, but some houses are also designed by famous architects and a bunch of those houses or all of those houses are poorly proportioned, then some buildings designed by famous architects might not be well proportioned but all gov't bldgs are still well proportioned.  Again the flaw is, what is true for the whole, is not necessarily true for each of its parts.

If you need help figuring out why D and E are wrong, let me know.  However, I think you should be able to map them and figure out why the do not exhibit the flaw in question.  The credited response is C.

I took oct 04, and i got mine at like 11:50PM the day they were scheduled to come out.. let me tell you that day was hell.. which just so happened to be my birthday .. ... meaning i finally gave up on waititng for my score and went out at like 10 pm, to come home drunk and unable to emotionally handle my score when i got home late that beloved birthday night

Studying for the LSAT / Re: scores are out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« on: June 16, 2005, 01:47:35 PM »
YOU SUCK!-- wait, does that make me the anal retentive type?

Look, the tortoise one is a no-brainer.  The CR is that the shell/bone was being eaten.  Here's why:  in any paradox question, you MUST answer all of the paradox.  The question was indicating the paradox of why would this generally docile non-fleshing animal be eating a tortoise!?  You have to resolve why does it appear that this deer is eating flesh.  The answer about eating the shell indicates nothing about the deer killing the tortoise, which leads one to believe, perhaps it was already dead and the deer came upon this dead tortoise.

It also indicates that the deer is not in fact eating flesh, it's merely eating the shell.  Though it doesn't really matter, the shell could be composed of matter somewhat like trees/vegetation if you need to resolve that oddity in your mind.   Regardless no one would consider flesh and shell the same thing.  The bone/shell response answers any potential question the stimulus creates, thus resolving the paradox.... darnit... let's drop this question!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Male Female Ratio
« on: June 10, 2005, 06:31:19 AM »
I have been very interested in this information for the past couple of months.  Since I read this thread, I figured it would be an ideal time to actually look up the information that I thought was true.  I had heard men score better on the LSAT.  I thought it was strange since most of the higher ranked schools have an equal number of men and women, and an equal number or more women actually take the LSAT and matriculate to law school these days.  In any case, here's a study that shows what several studies I read say.  Men score at the extremes in pretty much every test and/or academic performance setting, meaning there is a higher percentage of men who score in the top 90th percentile of the LSAT similarly there ar is a higher percentage of men scoring in the bottom 10th of the LSAT, putting the large proportion of women in the middle.  Does this indicate that men score higher?  Perhaps, but at most it says, there are a larger number of men who score in the top ten percent.  That does little to prove or even validly indicate that men "do better" in general.  Perhaps there's a higher percentage of men than women in the bottom 10% than there is men than women in the top 10%.  We're just going to have to keeep on guessing or researching if we want to know.  I did find it striking that despite this truth about men/women scoring, law school grades delivered the same results which indicates to me that the LSAT is at least a somewhat fair indicator of law school performance.  The higher grades of women and men in undergraduate schools translating to their performance in law school was less causally linked than LSAT.  The results came out to be a higher percentage of men in the top and bottom ten percents and the higher percentage of women in the middle.  Interestng

You can check out the site if you're interested.  This is the most relevant, though there are several studies on the site

i see the point... that if they flew at the same altitudes, disaster would ensue, however... the airplanes flying at different altitudes is saying that a nonunified policy had to be implemented to prevent disaster whereas the uniform one is saying they all dress alike to prevent "disaster" i guess in teh restaurant.  Neither of the answer choices pointed out as to why they had to implement the policies, you had to just assume it was to prevent disaster.  obviously, i coudl be wrong about this, and i think your points are convincing.

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