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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Dec 2005
« on: January 05, 2007, 11:48:02 PM »
If you know the number of the ones you want I'm pretty sure I can dig it up :)

Studying for the LSAT / Dec 2005
« on: January 05, 2007, 07:36:46 PM »
If anyone has #50 or #51 could they send pm me please? I have all of them up until the two-I'm willing to trade or sell other material for a copy of them. I'm writing this February so it would be muchly appreciated!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Mental Stamina
« on: November 06, 2006, 01:08:45 PM »
What are some good ways to build mental stamina? I don't have it right now for the LSAT. By the time I arrive to the fourth and fifth sections I feel like Lance Armstrong at the end of the New York City marathon. Thanks.

For me, during the 10 min break between the third and fourth I've been censoring any thoughts that relate to how bloody tired I am. (For me) it's necessary to kill any moments of self-doubt and not question if I'm mentally up for the remaining half of the test. It sounds kind of lame but (during the break) try focusing on how you might have slaughtered certain questions (logic games maybe)-focus only on the positives! I've been practicing this for about 6 weeks now and oddly it gives me enough motivation and mental energy to plow through the rest of it. If you find yourself getting into a slump in the fifth section, take a few sections-take a deep breath and really focus on that super brief mental break (losing a few seconds won't ruin you :) and continue.   

Studying for the LSAT / Need help with some LR questions
« on: October 18, 2006, 07:28:50 PM »
From test #33-Dec 2000-Section 1

11) Researchers have discovered that caffeine can be as physically addictive as other psychoactive substances. Some people find that they become unusally depressed, drowsy, or even irritable if they do not have their customary dose of caffeine. This is significant because as many people consume caffeine as consume any one of the other addictive psychoactive substances.

Which one of the following can be logically conclucded from the information above?

a) There is no psychoactive substance to which more people are physically addicted than are addicted to caffeine
b) A physical addiction to a particular psychoactive substance will typically give rise to diverse psychological symptoms
c) Not all substances to which people can become physically addicted are psychoactive
d) If one is physically addicted to a psychoactive substance, one will become unusually depressed when one is no longer ingesting that substance
e) If alcohol is a physically addictve psychoactive substance, there are not more people who consume alcohol than consume caffeine.

{answer is E} don't understand why

18) The use of space-based satellites to study environmental conditions on Earth is an important development in the conservation movement's history. Environmental problems may no be observed long before they otherwise would be noticed, allowing for intenvention before they reach the crisis stage. It is no wonder that environmentalists fail to consider both that spacecraft may damage the ozone layer and that this damage could be serious enough to warrant discontinuing spaceflight.

a) People tend to ignore possible objectionable consequences of actiosn that support their activities
b) A negative consequence of an activity may be outseighed by its great positive consequences
c) Technology usually has at least some negative impact on the environment, even if it is largely beneficial.
d) Even well-intentioned attempts to solve problems sometimes make them worse
e) Attempts to employ technology often have unforeseen consequences that may be negative.

{answer is A}

20) Recently discovered prehistoric rock paintings on small islands off the northern coast of Norway have archaeologists puzzled. The predominant theory about northern cave paintings was that they were largely a description of the current diets of the painters. This theory cannot be right, ecause the painters must have needed to eat the sea animals populating the waters north of Nrway if they were to make the long journey to and from the islands, and there are no paintings that unambiguously depict such creatures.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the argument against the predominant theory about northern cave paintings Except:

a) Once on these islands, the cave painters hunted and ate land animals
b) Parts of the cave apintings on the islands did not survive the centuries
c) The cave paintings that were discovered on the islands decpited many land animals
d) Those who did the cave paintings that were discovered on the islands had unusually advanced techniques of preserving meats
e) The cave paintings on the islands were done by the original inhabitants of the islands who ate the meat of land animals.

{answer is C}

From Section 3 of the same test

9) At some point in any discussion of societal justice, the only possible doctrinal defense seems to be "That is the way we do things here." Different communities that each recognize the dignity and equality of all citizens will, for example, nevertheless settle on somewhat different provisions for the elderly. So we can see that general principles of justice are never sufficient to determine the details of social policies fixed within a particular state.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the argument concerning the general principles of justice?

d) Two states founded on and adhering to similar principles of justice had different requirements that had to be met in order to be eligible for government-subsidized day care.
e) Two societies based on different principles of justice, each adhering to its own principles, had the same unemployment benfits.

{answer is D} I was stuck between the two but I ultimately ended up choosing e.

Personal Statement / Re: Request for readers
« on: August 14, 2006, 01:59:05 PM »
I would love to read it too. Pm please.

Personal Statement / Re: Read my PS? Please be critical
« on: August 14, 2006, 01:58:21 PM »
I would love to too =) Pm it please

Personal Statement / Re: Anyone wanna read a first draft?
« on: August 14, 2006, 01:57:31 PM »
I'm interested as well =) Pm it please


I phoned lsac last year to ask about this (car accident in a foreign country went to the hospital etc.)

your report says you were absent, no biggy. End of story.

If you want to over cover your butt and stop worrying, write an addendum :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Predictions for Feb '06 LSAT
« on: January 24, 2006, 02:06:47 AM »
I'm willing to bet my favorite body part I'm going to have

1) the following format..

RC LR LR (exp) LR LG

2) or


3) I'm going to cry if I see the above formats

4) Someone will forget to f-ing turn off their cellphones.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What to do when you truly SUCK at LR??!!
« on: January 24, 2006, 01:44:38 AM »
Oh I hear your pain!

Originally when I started (August 2004) I SUCKED at all LR-Must be True, Assumptions, Weaken, Strengthen, the works. LR was the only section holding me back from breaking the 160's (yup, my LR was that bad. For example, my first diagnostic I had 10 correct on the first section and 11 correct on the second section) Even after I took the Powerscore course, it was still my weakest area (and even then..I was *barely* breaking the 160's.) Before the full length course, I had already read and reread the LRB and I had taken another weekend course to master LR..I had (in sum) spent a shitload of money and time on understanding LR...but since Oct 2005,it's changed. I don't really struggle with finding the right answers. The questions just click now. Things sort of just pop out. Although it was damn hard to believe I would get better at LR, it did happen! It just took me longer than others. I'm no where near getting these sections perfect but on my last test I scored 22 on my first LR section and 23 on my second LR section.

So you are not hopeless! Keep on practicing the blasted LR questions and remember to review your errors and correct answers at a comfortable pace. Take long necessary breaks when you need to. But don't give up  :)

You have a shitload of time till June..

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