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Studying for the LSAT / WTF is up with this LR Question (Dec04) sec1 #25
« on: September 25, 2005, 01:14:10 PM »
I'm really having trouble with this LR question, does anyone know why the right answer is right? Thanks for your help.

25. Some visitors to the park engage in practices that seriously harm animals. Surely, no one who knew that these practices seriously harm animals would engage in them. So it must be concluded that some of the visitors do not know that these practices seriously harm animals.

The pattern of reasoning exhibited by which one of the following arguments is most similar to that exhibited by the argument above?

A) Some of the people who worked on the failed project will be fired. Everyone in the department played and important part in that project. Therefore some people in the his dept will be fired.

B) Some of the pople who signed the petition were among the mayor's supporters. Yet the mayor denounced everyone who signed the petition. Hence the mayor denounced some of his own supporters.

C) Some of the people polled live outside the city limits. However, no one who can vote in the city elections lives outside the city. Therefore some of the people polled cannot vote in the upcoming election.

D) All of the five original planners are responsible for this proble. yet non of the original planners will admit responsibility for the problem. Thus some of the people responsible for the proble, will not admit responsibility.

E) Some members of the liberal party are in favor of the proposed ordinance. But all members of the council are opposed to the ordinance. hence some members of the council are not liberals.

the correct answer is (C) but I really have no idea as to why it is C as opposed to B. Thanks.

Law School Admissions / LSAC Admission Index Information Sheet
« on: September 21, 2005, 01:10:49 PM »
What is this? it has all schools and then a "XLSAT" column and a "XGPA" column. What do these numbers mean? couldnt find any explanation on the site.

Law School Admissions / Impact of work exp. for Northwestern Law
« on: September 21, 2005, 08:40:24 AM »

Just wondering if anyone would be willing to estimate the impact that work experience (1 yr fulltime in law) would have on addmittance chances for Northwestern. I know they are really big on WE and prefer to accept students who have worked, but what kind of bump in percentage would this give? For instance, if someone had X% chance to get in according to chiashu, what would a year of working make that? X+5%? X+10? X+20?


Studying for the LSAT / Breaking 170
« on: September 19, 2005, 06:40:19 PM »

I've recently been scoring in the mid to high 160's, with only a little time before I take the test. Those of you who are over 170, how did you get there? Any main principles I should adhere to? I'm averaging about 4 wrong answers on each section, and every time I take a test, I feel like its a 180, but I get caught on reading errors or careless mistakes. What helped you the most? I'm really trying hard to read the answer choices more carefully on RC, but thats all I really know to do. Most of the kids in my princeton class are in the 150's, so my teacher is mainly concerned with more basic stuff. Thanks.

Law School Admissions / anyone still going to apply to TULANE?
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:19:56 AM »
i dont really know what to do. I was planning on applying to tulane and loyola, but their mailbox and computers are probably all underwater with the dead animals from the zoo.

what are yall going to do?

Studying for the LSAT / Diagnostic Scores....?????? :%
« on: August 27, 2005, 12:39:02 PM »

I'm taking princeton review and we had our first diagnostic LSAT today. I got a 157. I have been studying since march and have taken many practice tests. The first 2 I got 154, then after studying I have gotten my score up to the mid 160's. I practice on real LSATS and I've been getting between 164 and 168 for the past month. Heck, last night, before I took the diagnostic, I got a 165! I dont understand why my diagnostic test was a good 8 points below my normal scores.

Is it possible that princeton review intentionally designs the first diagnostic to be especially difficult as to protect their "score will go up" garuntee? Other thoughts?


Elliot    :-X

Law School Admissions / disciplenary action
« on: August 25, 2005, 09:24:52 AM »
I dont know how many of you have been subject to disciplenary action, but here's my story...

one day between junior and senior year (summer, when school was not in session) I was at my frat house (private property) and my friends were shooting bottles with a bb gun. I gave it a shot and my shot ricocheted and hit my neighbors car. I went over there, told his frat brothers that I did it and I would be happy to pay for it, gave them my contact info and waited for him to call me.

then, the cops came and gave me a ticket for violating a city ordinace (discharging a bb gun in downtown city limits)

I got that dropped of course

then I got an HONOR CODE VIOLATION for it. I went in, told them I paid for it (over 1500 dollars!) and they gave me a letter of warning, which is the minimal sanction for any offense.

Of course I will write an addendum to any schools that ask about this, but will it hurt my chances?

Law School Admissions / addendum question
« on: August 25, 2005, 09:21:21 AM »
I withdrew from a journalism class because I was transferring to UNC and UNC didn't accept the class for transfer credit. Should I write an addendum or do you think it is not necessary?

Studying for the LSAT / Taking PR soon. Your thoughts?
« on: August 24, 2005, 12:50:57 PM »

I start the princeton review's accelerated course next saturday. Has anyone taken the accelerated version or is taking it as well? What did you think about it? I am averaging around a 164, and am really hoping to get my score close to 170 or above.

I've been through three books: cracking the LSAT, LSAT 180, and the LG Bible. Will PR give me more tools that I can use? Is there a lot of useful homework and drills? Thanks

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