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Studying for the LSAT / Study advice needed for my situation
« on: July 19, 2010, 01:55:35 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've been studying for the LSAT for over a year (started studying back in January 09'). I own and have read through all 3 Powerscore Bibles several times. I've taken approx. 25 preptests and I my average score is a 165. I think I've grasped most of the major concepts/obstacles of the LSAT with the exception of timing. I normally go over the time limit by a minute or two, but on occasion have gone over as much as five minutes.

My question is, what can I do to improve my timing? Should I focus on a specific section (i.e. games) for a few months until I nail the time issue and move unto the next section? Or should I keep taking preptest after preptest?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time!

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Law School Admissions / Reapplying to repeat schools
« on: July 19, 2010, 01:35:01 PM »
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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest 31, Sect I, LG #2, 4
« on: February 02, 2010, 06:38:40 PM »
I was hoping you would reply :). Thank you very much (again) for the help. I appreciate it immensely.

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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 31, Sect I, LG #2, 4
« on: February 02, 2010, 01:42:44 PM »
LG #2, Does anyone have insight regarding the inferences for this game?

LG #4, Would anyone mind setting up a diagram for this game, please?

Thank you.  :-[

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest help please
« on: January 09, 2010, 06:57:32 PM »

They're not stupid questions!  ;)


Thank you.  :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest help please
« on: January 09, 2010, 05:31:11 PM »
Thank you, Cambridge LSAT and llsat1 for the help. I apologize for the stupid questions. I'm going into LSAT meltdown  :'(. I may just post a question next week asking how to diagram a not law (with the way my luck is going).

Cambridge, thank you very much for the LG diagram and LR breakdown. Both make perfect sense. I created a diagram exactly the same to the first you created but I didn't continue diagramming the other templates (why? I don't know  :().

llsat1, thank you for the LR breakdown also. Your explanantion makes sense too.

Thanks again! ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest help please
« on: January 08, 2010, 07:03:37 PM »
Hi everyone,

Would anyone mind helping me with these, please?

Preptest 25, June 1998, Section 2, LR 21:

If the parking policy is unpopular with the faculty, we should modify it. If it is unpopular among students, we should modify it. It is bound to be unpopular either with the faculty or students.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true?

A.)   Attempt to popularize the parking policy among either the faculty or students.
B.)   Modify the parking policy only if this will not reduce its popularity among students.
C.)   Modify the parking policy if modification will not reduce its popularity with the faculty.
D.)   If the parking policy is popular among students then we should adopt a new policy.
E.)   If the parking policy is popular with the faculty, we should adopt a new policy

Correct answer E. Why, please? 



Preptest 25, June 1998, Section 3, LG 2:

Exactly 6 tourists- H, I, K, L, M, N are assigned to 4 guides: V, X, Y, Z. each tourist is assigned to exactly 1 guide, with at least one tourist assigned to each guide. V speaks only French, X speaks only Turkish and Spanish, Y speaks only French and Turkish, Z speaks only Spanish and Russian. Each tourist speaks exactly 1 of the languages spoken by his or her guide and speaks no other language.

Following rules:
At least H and I are assigned to Y.
At least L is assigned to Z
If K is assigned to X, then M speaks French.

Someone please help me with the setup/diagram for this one. Thank you.



Preptest 25, June 1998, Section 3, LG 3:

6 people- K, L, M, O, P, S plays exactly 1 of 2 sports- golf and tennis. If a sport is played by more than 1 of the 6 people, the people who play that sport are ranked in order of ability from highest to lowest, with no ties. Following conditions:

O plays tennis
L plays golf
If M plays golf, P and S play golf, P ranks lower than M and higher than S
If M plays tennis, S plays tennis, S ranks lower than O and higher than M
If P plays tennis, then K plays tennis, O ranks lower than K and higher than P.

Please help me with the setup/diagram for this also, please. Thank you.



Preptest 24, December 1997, Section 3, LR 19:

Every student who walks to school goes home for lunch. It follows that some students who have part-time jobs do not walk to school.

The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

A.)   Some students who do not have part-time jobs go homes for lunch. (contender)
B.)   Every student who goes home for lunch has a part-time job. (loser)
C.)   Some students who do not have part-time jobs do not go home for lunch. (contender)
D.)   Some students who do not go home for lunch have part-time jobs. (contender)
E.)   Every student who goes home for lunch walks to school. (loser)

Correct answer is D. Why, please?  (I know this is a Justify the Conclusion question stem and I applied the tricks necessary to solve for this particular stem, but they didnt work  :().

Thank you for taking the time to read through all of this. I greatly appreciate it.



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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 1996 preptest, S1, LG, #2 & #3
« on: December 11, 2009, 12:58:19 PM »
I dont understand the sarcasm nor the hostility exhibiting from some of you. I scored what I scored and that is the extent of the situation. I am not attempting to fool anyone on this board and Im certainly not attempting to fool myself; there is nothing to be gained from the former or the latter.

That said, the score I received on the first preptest is certainly not going to be indicative of the future scores I receive. I have yet to calculate my score for the second test but I can ensure you that its not going to be a 172 (I have a feeling its going to be in the mid 160s this time).

As a side note, Im studying as hard as I can for this test in order to ensure I receive the best score possible. So when I do manage to score a 170 or higher its because Ive dedicated hundreds (if not thousands) of hours to studying the LSAT material; not because Im attempting to fool anyone, myself included.

I thank everyone again for their help. I hope you all have a nice day.  :)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 1996 preptest, S1, LG, #2 & #3
« on: December 11, 2009, 01:13:12 AM »
I scored a 172 on my first preptest (this is my second preptest)


Let's be real here..... ::)

 ??? I am being serious. I've been studying since January. I will admit that the score took me by surprise. I was expecting to score somewhere between the 130s-140s...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: October 1996 preptest, S1, LG, #2 & #3
« on: December 10, 2009, 02:24:20 PM »

You are asking about PT 21 Section 1, games 2 and 3.

Before I start, have you read the LG bible or something similar?  If not, you should.

For the first game, you won't have a main diagram, but you will have to diagram the rules in such a way that you can remember them.  The whole game involves application of only three rules.

For the second game, the main diagram you have is correct.  But you have to add the not laws.  For example, you should have a Q not law below Thursday, Friday and Saturday since Q is interviewed before X.  Besides the rules listed at the bottom, you should take note that in the top paragraph it says "two full consecutive days of the week must be reserved for interviewing hostile witnesses" and only Q and R are interviewed at the same time.


Thank you for the response. :D You're right, this preptest is 21. My apologies (that's what I get for posting when I'm tired  :-\). 

Yes, I've read all of the Bibles. I think theyre fantastic and Ive learned a great deal from them. I didn't have a main diagram as you said and I thought I may have done something wrong. I wrote out the rules and played around with them according to each question. I missed one question so I thought that maybe there might be a better way to diagram the rules. Ill just go back to the number I got wrong and see what I did.

For #3 I wrote out all of the not lawsI actually just caught my own mistakes lol. I was diagramming QR separately on the same day (ie: Q in the AM slot, R in the PM slot). I bet if I return to #3 I'll do a better job. I got 4/6 correct so I thought I must have bombed the diagram.

I guess that's what I get for taking the test when I was tired. At least I know now that it wasn't any drastic mistake! I scored a 172 on my first preptest (this is my second preptest) so I was feeling a bit frustrated for missing so many questions in the LG section.

Thanks for your help, time and consideration. I greatly appreciate it!

You can complete the second game using just the rules and the contrapositives. If you wanted to diagram it, you could do something similar to this:


For the third game, setting up 3 templates helps to eliminate some of the uncertainty.

1) If the hostile witnesses are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, U must be scheduled for Wednesday morning and QR must be scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.


2) If the hostile witnesses are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, U must be scheduled for Monday morning and QR must be scheduled for Monday afternoon.


3) If the hostile witnesses are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Z must be scheduled for Thursday afternoon.


Thank you for the response also. :D I really like how you diagrammed the second game! It is more visually appealing versus what I wrote out.

The diagram for #3 is great as well. Your diagram actually helped me see where I made my mistake. Thank you for taking the time to write (or actually, type out  ;)) the diagrams. I know where I went wrong. Im going to return to those two games and kick their butt now!

Thank you, thank you, for your help, time and consideration also!

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