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Studying for the LSAT / Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
« on: October 06, 2008, 11:21:04 AM »
I guess I should have called the cops ;D ::) :P

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
« on: October 06, 2008, 11:19:48 AM »
HOW MANY TIMES do I have to tell you guys that I DID complain and the proctor/supervisor did NOTHING?????
I think it is ridiculous that some people here are so stupid. If you don't like the topic DON'T read, don't answer. >:(

I was just asking some advice . 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
« on: October 05, 2008, 08:07:31 PM »
The supervisor was an idiot.
He even released the writing sample topic WITH the exam.
Everybody knew what to write about 4 hours  before the writing section.

I was angry . I did call the supervisor and he did NOTHING.
I just decided to forget about it and take my exam.

I don't think I am going to report it because I don't want my scores to be canceled. I just don't think it was a fair test. :o 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: what happens if I report a testing center?
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:56:37 PM »
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?



If you were so bothered why didn't you do something about it when it mattered?



who told you I did not?

 ???

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Studying for the LSAT / what happens if I report a testing center?
« on: October 05, 2008, 05:22:51 PM »
I was so angry >:( during the test.
Here is why:
there was at least 3 people with foods and drinks on the table;
at least one person using scratch paper;
at least one guy using a digital timer;
at least one guy with a backpack!

what happens if I report the Center?


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep test 25 - question 18 sectioin IV
« on: September 30, 2008, 01:14:32 PM »
This is justify the conclusion, and the correct answer choice should SUFFICIENTLY allow the conclusion to be properly drawn in conncetion with the premises given in the stimulus.  The conclusion is, "We cannot in any real sense mistreat plants."  You need to justify this conclusion using the premise given.  

Diagram:

Premise 1:  Plants do not have nervous system.

Plants -> ~NS (Nervous System)

Premise 2:  Having a nervous system is necessary to experience pain.

Pain -> NS

Conclusion: We cannot in any real sense mistreat plants.

Plants -> ~Mistreat

Based on the premises given and looking at the conclusion, you'll note that there is a "jump."  Something is missing and just with the information within the stimulus alone will not allow one to arrive at the conclusion that "Plant cannot be mistreated."  

Try connecting premise 1 and 2 by using the contrapositive for premise 2:

Premise 2 contrapositive: ~NS -> ~Pain

Connect premise 2 and 1: Plants -> ~NS -> ~Pain

Looking at answer choice D, it says "Only organisms that can experience pain can be mistreated."

D:  Mistreat -> Pain

Contrapositive: ~Pain -> ~Mistreat

Connect this contrapositive to the premise 1 and 2, and you get:

Plants -> ~NS -> ~Pain -> ~Mistreat

Or by transitive property:

Plants -> ~Mistreat (OUR CONCLUSION)

Note that choice D includes ALL ORGANISM, which is not necessary for us to reach the conclusion, but it is SUFFICIENT for us to reach the conclusion noted in the stimulus.  On the side note, other choice like "Only organisms with nervous system can be mistreated" can also work.

Choice B is incorrect since it's somewhat of a repeat of premise 2.  We needed something to bridge the jump between the premises and conclusion.  Hope this helps.

Thank you :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep test 25 - question 18 sectioin IV
« on: September 30, 2008, 01:07:57 PM »
We're told in the argument, that a nervous system is necessary for experiencing pain, so that is not an assumption (an unstated premise) on which the argument depends.

In the passage, we're told that we cannot mistreat plants. The reason why we cannot mistreat plants is because plants do not experience pain.

Let's say there were organisms that did not experience pain, but still could be mistreated. (The negation of choice "D")  If there were organisms that did not experience plain but still could be mistreated, then it's no longer true that we can not mistreat plants simply because they do not experience pain. (The conclusion of the  passage). A plant might be an organism that does not experience pain, but could still be mistreated.

In other words, for it to be true that we cannot mistreat plants simply because they do not experience pain, it also must be true that only organisms that experience pain can be mistreated.

Got it.
Thank you so much :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Prep test 25 - question 18 sectioin IV
« on: September 30, 2008, 11:17:39 AM »
" Obviously, we cannot in any real sense mistreat plants. Plants do not have nervous system, and having a nervous system is necessary to experience pain."

Ok. I found two good answers (B and D)
B- (only organisms that have nervous systems can experience pain)
D- (only organisms that experience pain can be mistreated).

My choice was B. I was wrong.
Why is D a better choice?
Any thoughts?

 ???
Thank you!

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Minority Topics / Does anyone else struggles with English ?
« on: September 28, 2008, 03:07:22 PM »
Or it is just me?
 ??? ::)

I live in U.S. for only 6 years. Every time  I have to write an assignment I get nervous. What about you guys?

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