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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to deal with... parents.
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:19:37 AM »
I have my own place and well it's comfy and that's why I study here.

As for the phone, I've gotten better.  I keep it on silent. :-\

I have a question. How do you deal with friends (and family) that can't grasp the fact that you HAVE TO STUDY and can't go out for dinner, or talk on the phone for a 1/2 hour (or even 15 min) or text you back or even call you back right away or even within a few days really?!

Or worse.......dropping by your place unexpectedly because "They left you messages & were worried they hadn't heard from you!" :-X

Turn your phone off, study somewhere other than your place.

Easy.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to deal with... parents.
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:16:59 AM »
Hahahahah.......not funny! ::)


I have a question. How do you deal with friends (and family) that can't grasp the fact that you HAVE TO STUDY and can't go out for dinner, or talk on the phone for a 1/2 hour (or even 15 min) or text you back or even call you back right away or even within a few days really?!

Or worse.......dropping by your place unexpectedly because "They left you messages & were worried they hadn't heard from you!" :-X

Umm, so yea, parents. Who drop random stupid hints about how a 171 is a bad score. And other negativity circa crazy unhelpful stressful comments when I'm taking a break and they think I'm not working hard enough.

Yes, I've told them clearly they're not helping. Yes, I've expressed every emotion from anger to reason trying to tell them that such snide insults just put unnecessary pressure on me and don't help the score. And yes, I know I shouldn't let it get to me, but I am really proud of myself for going from a 153 to where I am, but because no one in my entire family is a lawyer, no one gets how hard that is. So all they see is the 180 and think it's pie to get there and that I must not be working hard enough if I'm "just" at a 171.

I hate this. What to do? Any advice, thoughtful please. Thanks.

Sounds like you have a stalker.



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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to deal with... parents.
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:13:06 AM »
I have a question. How do you deal with friends (and family) that can't grasp the fact that you HAVE TO STUDY and can't go out for dinner, or talk on the phone for a 1/2 hour (or even 15 min) or text you back or even call you back right away or even within a few days really?!

Or worse.......dropping by your place unexpectedly because "They left you messages & were worried they hadn't heard from you!" :-X

Umm, so yea, parents. Who drop random stupid hints about how a 171 is a bad score. And other negativity circa crazy unhelpful stressful comments when I'm taking a break and they think I'm not working hard enough.

Yes, I've told them clearly they're not helping. Yes, I've expressed every emotion from anger to reason trying to tell them that such snide insults just put unnecessary pressure on me and don't help the score. And yes, I know I shouldn't let it get to me, but I am really proud of myself for going from a 153 to where I am, but because no one in my entire family is a lawyer, no one gets how hard that is. So all they see is the 180 and think it's pie to get there and that I must not be working hard enough if I'm "just" at a 171.

I hate this. What to do? Any advice, thoughtful please. Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to deal with... parents.
« on: September 23, 2008, 12:06:48 AM »
Amen to this!  Talk is cheap! But I don't know about that 130 though! :-\

Challenge them to try a full preptest. Works with all of my friends.

Then you can watch their sad faces drop into the abyss when they pull that low 130..

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Lol, you're so helpful! :D

I nominate you for 1 of the moderators!



YOu've got mail

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Did I dissect this LR question correctly?
« on: September 20, 2008, 11:32:13 PM »
Thank you!! You guys are awesome!! I'll work on the negation technique!

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Studying for the LSAT / Did I dissect this LR question correctly?
« on: September 20, 2008, 08:55:33 PM »
So I took everyone's advice and right after I do an LR section, I correct it & then I write my own explanations as to why the 1 is right and the 4 others are wrong before reading Kaplan's explanations. It's so time consuming! :-\ 

Can someone look at this & tell me if I did this 1 right? (again, some things have been changed for copyrighted purposes!)

Finnish author Swadi was accused by Norwegian author Halden of plagarizing a book that she had written & that had been published 20 years before Swadi.  The 2 books, although set in different periods & regions, contain enough plot similarities to make coincidental resemblance unlikely. Swadi's defense rests on his argument that plagarism was impossible in this cause because Halden's book has been published only in Norwegian, a language Swadi does not understand, & because no reviews of Halden's book have ever been published.

The argument in Swadi's defense depends on the assumption that

(A)  Swadi has never met Halden
(B)  Halden's book did not become popular in norway
(C)  Nobody related the plot of Halden's book in detail to Swadi before Swadi wrote his book
(D)  There is common European myth to which both authors referred subconsciously in the books in question
(E)  Swadi is not familiar w/Marshing Landic, an extinct language related to an earlier form of Norwegian.

Ok, the answer is C. But I chose E.  Supposedly (kaplan told me) that D is the most tempting answer which i think is odd.

My explanations (w/out reading kaplan's yet) are as follow:

(C) is right because because no one told swadi about the details of halden's book before Swadi wrote it. How could he plagarize it if he knew nothing about it? Also, if you negate it "Everybody related the plot of Halden's book in detail to Swadi before Swadi wrote the book" makes it fall apart.

(A) is wrong because this is irrelevant/outside the scope. Swadi doesn't have to meet halden to plagarize any of her work.

(B) is wrong because it doesn't make any sense. What does that have to do with Swadi plagarizing Halden's book? As is popularity is suppose to deter Swadi from plagarizing halden's book!!

(D) is wrong because it doesn't make sense. Actually, I really don't even understand it. Sounds way too philosophical! Lol. (Sorry, I know this explanation sucks!)

(E) is wrong because it brings in another language that's not even mentioned. The stimulus explicitly stated the book was written in Norwegian.

Gawd, what a great way to spend a nice saturday night!    Anyway, am I on the right track? I remember someone here saying that my explanations should be a paragraph long for now & not 1 sentence since I get so many wrong on LR but I could not write a whole paragraph for each of these. I just didn't know what else to write.

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Studying for the LSAT / Did I dissect this LR question correctly?
« on: September 20, 2008, 08:26:06 PM »
So I took everyone's advice and right after I do an LR section, I correct it & then I write my own explanations as to why the 1 is right and the 4 other are right before reading Kaplan's explanations. It's so time consuming!

Can someone look at this & tell me if I did this 1 right? (again, some things have been changed for copyrighted purposes!)

Finnish author Swadi was accused by Norwegian author Halden of plagarizing a book that she had written & that had been published 20 years before Swadi.  The 2 books, although set in different periods & regions, contain enough plot similarities to make coincidental resemblance unlikely. Swadi's defense rests on his argument that plagarism was impossible in this cause because Halden's book has been published only in Norwegian, a language Swadi does not understand, & because no reviews of Halden's book have ever been published.

The argument in Swadi's defense depends on the assumption that

(A)  Swadi has never met Halden
(B)  Halden's book did not become popular in norway
(C)  Nobody related the plot of Halden's book in detail to Swadi before Swadi wrote his book
(D)  There is common European myth to which both authors referred subconsciously in the books in question
(E)  Swadi is not familiar w/Marshing Landic, an extinct language related to an earlier form of Norwegian.

Ok, the answer is C. But I chose E.  Supposedly (kaplan told me) that D is the most tempting answer which i think is odd.

My explanations (w/out reading kaplan's yet) are as follow:

(C) is right because because no one told swadi about the details of halden's book before Swadi wrote it. How could he plagarize it if he knew nothing about it? Also, if you negate it "Everybody related the plot of Halden's book in detail to Swadi before Swadi wrote the book" makes it fall apart.

(A) is wrong because this is irrelevant/outside the scope. Swadi doesn't have to meet halden to plagarize any of her work.

(B) is wrong because it doesn't make any sense. What does that have to do with Swadi plagarizing Halden's book? As is popularity is suppose to deter Swadi from plagarizing halden's book!!

(D) is wrong because it doesn't make sense. Actually, I really don't even understand it. Sounds way too philosophical! Lol. (Sorry, I know this explanation sucks!)

(E) is wrong because it brings in another language that's not even mentioned. The stimulus explicitly stated the book was written in Norwegian.

Gawd, what a great way to spend a nice saturday evening!   Anyway, am I on the right track? I remember someone here saying that my explanations should be a paragraph long for now & not 1 sentence since I get so many wrong on LR but I could not write a whole paragraph for each of these. I just didn't know what else to write.

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Studying for the LSAT / Did I dissect this LR question correctly?
« on: September 20, 2008, 08:22:16 PM »
So I took everyone's advice and right after I do an LR section, I correct it & then I write my own explanations as to why the 1 is right and the 4 other are right before reading Kaplan's explanations. It's so time consuming! :-X

Can someone look at this & tell me if I did this 1 right? (again, some things have been changed for copyrighted purposes!)

Finnish author Swadi was accused by Norwegian author Halden of plagarizing a book that she had written & that had been published 20 years before Swadi.  The 2 books, although set in different periods & regions, contain enough plot similarities to make coincidental resemblance unlikely. Swadi's defense rests on his argument that plagarism was impossible in this cause because Halden's book has been published only in Norwegian, a language Swadi does not understand, & because no reviews of Halden's book have ever been published.

The argument in Swadi's defense depends on the assumption that

(A)  Swadi has never met Halden
(B)  Halden's book did not become popular in norway
(C)  Nobody related the plot of Halden's book in detail to Swadi before Swadi wrote his book
(D)  There is common European myth to which both authors referred subconsciously in the books in question
(E)  Swadi is not familiar w/Marshing Landic, an extinct language related to an earlier form of Norwegian.

Ok, the answer is C. But I chose E.  Supposedly (kaplan told me) that D is the most tempting answer which i think is odd.

My explanations (w/out reading kaplan's yet) are as follow:

(C) is right because because no one told swadi about the details of halden's book before Swadi wrote it. How could he plagarize it if he knew nothing about it? Also, if you negate it "Everybody related the plot of Halden's book in detail to Swadi before Swadi wrote the book" makes it fall apart.

(A) is wrong because this is irrelevant/outside the scope. Swadi doesn't have to meet halden to plagarize any of her work.

(B) is wrong because it doesn't make any sense. What does that have to do with Swadi plagarizing Halden's book? As is popularity is suppose to deter Swadi from plagarizing halden's book!!

(D) is wrong because it doesn't make sense. Actually, I really don't even understand it. Sounds way too philosophical! Lol. (Sorry, I know this explanation sucks!)

(E) is wrong because it brings in another language that's not even mentioned. The stimulus explicitly stated the book was written in Norwegian.

Gawd, what a great way to spend a nice saturday evening! :-\  Anyway, am I on the right track? I remember someone here saying that my explanations should be a paragraph long for now & not 1 sentence since I get so many wrong on LR but I could not write a whole paragraph for each of these. I just didn't know what else to write.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: SUPERPREP test B-HELP!!
« on: September 19, 2008, 06:56:08 AM »
Lindbergh,

This dude has issues galore! I didn't realize how bad they were until other posters pointed them out. Even though it's pretty evident in all his posts.

It's obvious I'm dealing w/a major internet wacko. I was told I should stop responding to him before he tracks my IP address, etc. Lol. Who knows?! With weirdos like that online, anything is possible. :-\


This kid (probably an old dude) has been stalking me and my avatars for months now!!! :-\

Kids these days.

Maybe it's because you're hot "my dear"?

I won't deny though, if what you say is true, that is a bit creepo.

Thales, trust me, I've never done anything but point how how stupid some of her posts have been. That's not stalking.

I'm not a creep, I just call out people when I think they're stupid.

She makes crazy assupmtions, all from the fact that I made one comment on how she constantly changes her avatar. Thales, tell me honestly if you don't think that is a sign of some issues.

Why don't you constantly put up different avatars of yourself? Probably for the same reasons I don't. 

I'm actually bothered by that word 'stalk', but I have a feeling that after her 145 she won't post anymore.   


You do kind of stalk her.  And if you want to attack someone, there's far better targets.  There's plenty of jerks on here who are mean to people for no reason, while Blonde is generally nice and inoffensive.

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