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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June LSAT Epilogue
« on: June 16, 2008, 05:34:54 PM »
RC is my strongest section, and I usually have 5+ minutes left in practice and rarely miss more than one. The last passage was indeed long, and I didn't feel comfortable with the last few questions at all. I am sure this will be accounted for in the curve. The games, on the other hand, were the easiest I have ever seen. I guess that's in line with the recent trend. LR was normal.

178 on #16 and #35. I think the scales were pretty generous.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How consistent are your practice tests?
« on: June 08, 2008, 11:02:33 PM »
Anywhere from 166 to 178. It varies wildly, usually because sometimes I blow a game and sometimes I nail them all. Running into a game that just throws me is my biggest fear for test day.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Strategy for Assumption LR questions
« on: June 08, 2008, 10:33:36 PM »
Prephrase, prephrase. If I see that the stem is an assume, I read critically and ask myself the whole time what is being assumed. It's really great for your speed, and confidence, when you prephrase an assume and it's right there on the list. You know you aren't being had by a tricky wrong choice, and you can always test it with the negation technique. Sometimes, there are multiple assumptions, and you can come up with them as you read to better the chance of finding the correct answer choice right off the bat.

D'ya mean September 1995? I don't think there was an October test that year. And yeah, the last game in particular is a weird process game that I don't think is seen that often anymore.

In like Flynn. Because I am bored and am only at PT 30 right now, I am taking 2 a day from now til the 15th, then golfing for sure. I have been doing 2 a days for 3 days now and haven't burned out yet- we'll see. 170-178, but I hear the earlier tests are easier.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 20, IV, 1
« on: June 06, 2008, 06:17:28 PM »
Yeah... that's a little clearer. So when the stimulus says that "when people fail to live up to that which they esteem", that's not already assuming that that happens? I guess that's where I made a false assumption (assuming that the text had already given the premise that the credited response stated). Thanks for the help.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 20, IV, 1
« on: June 06, 2008, 05:00:49 PM »
Bump. Anyone?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep Test 13: Section 4: Q14
« on: June 06, 2008, 12:02:12 PM »
C is definitely true. The working tripped me up at first, too, because it appears that it's saying that Persians are the only irritating cats. It's actually saying that since the stimulus tells us that all persians are irritating, if some random cat is NOT irritating, it can't be a persian. E is a bit trickier, but basically, since the stimulus only mentions persians as irritating and gives no mention of other types of irritating cats (although it does suggest that there are other beautiful cats), we can't assume that there are any cats that fit this description. There COULD be, but as it's a must be true question, this is the credited response.

Studying for the LSAT / PT 20, IV, 1
« on: June 05, 2008, 11:17:54 PM »
To me, the assumption in D (TCR) doesn't seem to be an assumption, since the stimulus presupposes that, indeed, falling short of highly esteemed values makes for good comedy. From what I understand, even if the author is making an assumption in his logic, that assumption can only be a credited response if it isn't contained in the stimulus (as D seems to me to be). So, explanation?

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